Guided tours of Hydro-Québec facilities
One of five hydroelectric stations on the Rivière des Outaouais (Ottawa River), Première-Chute is the only one open to visitors in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
Discover the unique design of this generating station which served as a model for the hydroelectric complexes in the Baie-James region. You'll also learn about supplying electricity to rural Québec and about converting the distribution system frequency from 25 to 60 hertz.
Well worth a visit!
Mid-May to June 23
Monday to Friday,
from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m
Off season: reservations required
Information and reservations
1 800 903-9705 ext. 4039
Fax: 819 797-8906
Maximum number of visitors:
NOTE: Visitors aged 18 years and over must present an official photo ID (health insurance card, driver’s licence or passport) before they can tour the facility.
For more detailed maps/directions, use Google Maps.
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