Beauharnois Generating Station

Exceptional since 1932

Come visit Beauharnois generating station, one of the world's largest hydropower facilities, located just 35 minutes from downtown Montréal!

Get to know the exceptional people who took part in all stages of the Beauharnois generating station project, from its construction to its day-to-day operation.

Discover the exceptional design of this facility, whose construction began by pick and shovel more than 80 years ago. You will be charmed by the award-winning architecture of this Art Deco structure, which ranks among the country's national historic sites.

Learn about hydropower, the exceptional form of energy for which Québec is renowned and be sure to visit the newly designed interpretation centre featuring interesting exhibits and interactive information boards.

See you soon!

Free guided tour

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Approximate duration
90 minutes

From May 19 to August 31, 2014
9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Reservations required for groups of 10 or more

From September to mid-May
By appointment only.

Information and reservations

1 800 365-5229



Visitors aged 18 years and over must present identification (health insurance card, driver's licence or passport) before they can tour the facility.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow sufficient time for registration.

For safety reasons, this visit is not recommended for children under two years of age.

Notice to Pacemaker Users

We suggest wearing flat and closed shoes.

How to get there

For more detailed maps/directions, use Google Maps.

Now accessible from Highway 30, exit 22

Nearby attractions

  • Électrium
  • Pointe-du-Buisson / Musée québecois d'archéologie
  • Exporail:The Canadian Railway Museum
  • Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
  • Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site of Canada
  • Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site of Canada
  • Héritage Saint-Bernard

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