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Secteur historique - La Cité de l'énergie Learn


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Exploring the insides of the defunct Northern Aluminum Company's (N.A.C.) powerhouse means you are well on your way to discovering the era of bygone power stations. The first ever powerhouse on this site to have generated hydroelectricity, the N.A.C. is henceforth destined to become a huge exhibition hall. Refurbished and restored into a spacious exhibition hall, the venue hosts the entire collection of industrial machinery belonging to Cité de l'énergie and Hydro-Québec.
Visitors to the N.A.C. powerhouse are invited to download the Muzeus mobile application in order to participate in an interactive rally.
Built in 1910 and brought into service in 1911, the Shawinigan-2 powerhouse, early equipment and all, is still fully operational. Do come and discover this gem among gems in Québec's hydroelectric heritage.
Last expanded in 1928, the last section of this powerhouse was inspired by the Art Deco style. Equipped with five (5) horizontal generating units and three (3) vertical generating units, the powerhouse was operating at the time with the most powerful equipment in the country.
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Date of operation

From June to September

Services on site

  • Public bathrooms
  • Terrace
  • Free on-site parking
  • On-site bus parking
  • Guided group tours
  • Guided tours
  • Conference room
  • Dining room
  • Free entry for disabled individuals’ companions who have a Tourist and Leisure Companion Sticker
  • Snack bar
  • Boutique
  • Electric charging stations
  • Bar
  • Elevator
  • Picnic areas
  • Adapted accessibility

Activities on site

  • Sightseeing tour
  • Educational tour
  • Show
  • Museum

Contact Information

1000, avenue Melville, Shawinigan
G9N 6T9

Toll free: 866 900-2483
Phone: 819 536-8516
Fax: 819 536-2982

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