Beauharnois, February 2, 2017

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Spring break at Beauharnois generating station: A fantastic free outing for the whole family

This spring break, do something different: visit Beauharnois hydroelectric generating station in Montérégie. Hydro-Québec offers a free family outing where you’ll discover a magnificent and unique Art Deco powerhouse.


Exceptional since 1932

A designated national historic site, Beauharnois is Hydro-Québec’s most powerful run-of-river plant and one of the biggest in the world. With its 36 generating units spread out over nearly a kilometre, it plays a key role in Hydro-Québec’s grid. Soak up the amazing history of this venerable powerhouse in its stunning setting.

Our guides are great at explaining scientific concepts in a clear and simple way. They’ll tell you all about the history and geography of the generating station. You’ll discover how a run-of-river powerhouse works by seeing a generating unit in operation. The whole family will be impressed!


Plan your visit

See our video for an overview of what to expect on your visit.

Tour times

February 27 to March 10, inclusive, at 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Tours take 90 minutes.

Space is limited. Reservations required. Book now by calling the Beauharnois team at 1 800 365-5229.

Visitors aged 18 and over must show valid photo ID before entering the facility. For safety reasons, tours are not recommended for children younger than two.

The generating station is located right in the town of Beauharnois, near Melocheville, in Montérégie. Just take Exit 22 off Highway 30.

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