Generating stations, dams and interpretation centres: This summer, Hydro-Québec invites you to make electrifying discoveries! It’s safe and it’s free!
 

Generating stations, dams and interpretation centres: This summer, Hydro-Québec invites you to make electrifying discoveries! It’s safe and it’s free!

Attractions to discover, July 27, 2020 2020-07-27
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This summer, Hydro-Québec invites you to make electrifying discoveries!
This summer, Hydro-Québec invites you to make electrifying discoveries! 

After a challenging spring, the time has come to take a break and re-energize. Feel like going on a short getaway or setting out on an adventure? Why not visit Hydro-Québec sites open to the public?

Did you know that Hydro-Québec offers free tours of twelve facilities—generating stations, dams and interpretation centres—located all over the province?

These facilities represent chapters in the story of Quebec’s economic evolution. Each has an interpretation centre that looks back at defining moments in Hydro-Québec’s history and offers free guided tours. Guides explain how electricity is produced and how it travels to homes. They also talk about the different stages involved in the construction of generating stations, the architectural choices that were made and the facility’s connection with the environment. The tours are filled with memorable moments. A must for the whole family!

Electricity at the heart of life!

At the Électrium in the Montérégie region, visitors can explore the multiple facets of electricity and its presence at the very heart of life and nature. A guided tour of the interpretation centre is also an opportunity to learn more about voltage, electrical circuits, electric and magnetic fields and the production of hydroelectricity. In the company of guides, your kids will enjoy a fun, enriching and interactive experience. They’re sure to love the electric eels and the Van de Graaff generator, which produces 400,000 volts of static electricity and makes your hair stand on end!

Have a safe visit (reservations required)

After careful preparations, Hydro-Québec teams are ready to welcome you in an environment that is safe and healthy for everyone. Social distancing and hygiene measures are in place, and only small groups of visitors who have made reservations beforehand will be admitted.

Click here to learn more!

the Van de Graaff generator, which produces 400,000 volts of static electricity and makes your hair stand on end!
The Van de Graaff generator, which produces 400,000 volts of static electricity and makes your hair stand on end!

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