BEAUHARNOIS, QC, June 28th, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - 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 website for an overview of what to expect on your visit.
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 www.hydroquebec.com/visit
For further information: Catherine Savoie, Media Relations, 514 289-5005