LAVAL, QC, June 18, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Rivière-des-Prairies generating station is opening its doors to visitors this summer. Take the whole family on an unusual educational tour of an easy-to-get-to urban powerhouse.
Built between 1928 and 1930, the Rivière-des-Prairies generating station straddling the river separating Montréal and Laval has not only a unique history, but outstanding colorful Art Deco architecture. Come admire the symmetrical elements and vertical lines of this style, which made its first appearance in Montréal in the late 1920s. It inspired the architects of several generating stations from the 1920s up until the 1950s.
The ABCs of how electricity is generated
Our guides are great at explaining scientific concepts clearly and simply. They'll help you understand the basics of power generation in this urban run-of-river generating station and show you a generating unit in full operation.
You can get to Rivière-des-Prairies generating station by public transit. A bike path and walking trail are also nearby.
Open from May 21 to August 26, 2018
From May 21 to June 23: Monday to Friday at 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
From June 24 to August 26: Wednesday to Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
To make a reservation, go to Rivière-des-Prairies | Free tours | Hydro-Québec, or call our toll-free number, 1 800 365-5229.
For further information: Media Relations, 514 289-5005