A 360° video experience

Baie-James, as if you were there!

Take a virtual tour of Baie-James, in the heart of the taiga. Discover the majestic northern landscape and learn more about the biggest power plant in North America: the Robert-Bourassa generating facility, where more than half of all Québec’s electricity is produced.

Stand at the foot of the spillway, the gigantic staircase whose every step is the size of two football fields. Go 140 m down into the world’s biggest underground hydropower generating station and fly over the towering power lines. Get ready for take-off!

How to enjoy the 360° experience

Our video can be viewed on a smart phone, tablet or computer or with a cardboard viewer or a virtual reality headset. But we recommend a smart phone or, for the best experience, a headset or viewer.

If you use a smart phone or tablet, you need a recent one with an accelerometer and a gyroscope that can track its movements and position. Then you can move your device around to explore the video. The video is compatible with most recent models, whether iOS (iPhone) or Android. It will open in YouTube, so be sure to have the most recent version of the app.

If you watch on a computer, you need the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox or Microsoft Edge. Use the mouse to move around and explore the video. For an even better experience, use a smart phone or tablet instead.

If you use a virtual reality headset or cardboard viewer, the experience will be more immersive. You need a recent phone, either Android (4.1 or later) or Apple iOS (8.0 or later), with an accelerometer and a gyroscope. Click on the glasses icon in the lower right corner to activate viewer mode.

Important notice

To get the full 360° experience on a computer, you need the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

Watch the video 360

Welcome to Hydro-Québec! With Marie-Ève as your guide, look around and discover the Baie-James region as if you were right there! Visit Hydro-Québec’s Robert-Bourassa generating facility in immersive virtual reality thanks to this 360° video. For optimal viewing, watch the video on your smart phone or tablet with the YouTube app or use a cardboard viewer or a virtual reality headset.

How to enjoy the real-life experience—Take a free tour!

Visit Hydro-Québec generating stations, dams and other facilities throughout the province, as 140,000 people do each year. Discover our outstanding industrial and technological heritage and learn more about our very own source of power.