Beauharnois, June 28, 2019

Press Release

Beauharnois generating station: A fantastic free outing for the whole family!

This summer, enjoy a free tour of the hydropower generating station located in the town of Beauharnois, near Melocheville, in Montérégie. This fascinating facility has existed since 1932.

Among the world’s largest hydropower generating stations

A designated national historic site, Beauharnois is Hydro-Québec’s most powerful run-of-river plant and one of the biggest in the world. Every second, enough water flows through Beauharnois generating station to fill three Olympic-sized pools. With its 36 generating units spread out over nearly a kilometre, it plays a key role in Hydro-Québec’s grid. Come take a closer look!

Follow the guides!

The interactive, educational and instructive guided tour has something for everyone. Don’t be shy about asking questions: our guides are very knowledgeable. You’re sure to learn something new!


Plan your visit

Get the new Tour Rallies app, available on the App Store and Google Play, to plan your visit. Discover the permanent exhibition at the interpretation center with your friends and family.

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

Tour times

May 20–August 25, 2019: 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Duration: 90 minutes

Visitors aged 18 and over must present photo identification before they can tour the facility. For safety reasons, tours are not recommended for children younger than two.

Space is limited. Book now by calling 1 800 365-5229.

For more information, visit


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Catherine Savoie
Media Relations
514 289-5005

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