La Cité de l’Or
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La Cité de l’Or 

90, avenue Perreault
Val-d'Or (Qc), Canada
J9P 2G3
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Discover the two historic sites that make up La Cité de l’Or, located in Val-d’Or in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Quebec, Canada. The Ancienne-Mine-Lamaque is an interpretation centre. Become a miner for a day and enjoy a unique experience in a real mine as you go 91 metres (300 feet) underground. In addition to this underground experience, you can visit the ground facilities, included the analysis laboratory, where you will be introduced to ore processing. Come discover this mine’s history with the exhibition “De l’Or plein les veines.” Different professions will be presented and you’ll feel the unique sensation experienced during drilling. Explore the Bourlamaque Mining Village with its log homes that are still inhabited and visit the historic house. A new interactive exhibit is waiting for you. Set in a 1940's residential décor, the exhibition will allow you to discover what characterized the past and current lives of the mining village's inhabitants. With an audioguided tour, you can explore this village with a living past and learn a bit more about its history. As a group or with your family, take part in a geocaching rally and discover geocaches with a GPS. Closed shoes are required. Reservations are always recommended.

La Cité de l’Or
May to October. Upon reservation from November to April.
90, avenue Perreault
Val-d'Or (Qc), Canada
J9P 2G3

 
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On-site activities
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Camping    
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Guided Tours    
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Interpretation    
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Cave or Mine    
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Historic Site    
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Museum    
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Exhibits    
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Industrial Tours    
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Tourist Route    
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Geocaching    
 
Activities to do nearby
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Art Gallery    
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Park    
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Swimming    
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Beach    
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Religious Site    
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Terroir product    
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Dogsledding    
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Scenic Lookout    
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Tourism Restaurant    
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Microbrewery    
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Shopping    
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Wildlife Refuge    
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Movies    
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Snowmobiling    
Special Mention
Winner of the Prix Major de Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue, tourist attraction of the year 2016.
Schedule
Summer schedule
Every day, June to August

 

Fall schedule
September to October, Wednesday to Sunday

 

Winter/spring schedule
November to May, Monday to Friday: reservations only