La Cité de l'énergie's vast site is divided in two different sectors: the Science Center as well as the Historic Sector.
The Museum of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien is included in both visits.
Running out of time to complete your visit? Our tickets are indefinitely valid!
On your arrival, the enigmatic flight of real “energy fireflies” will lead you to an immersive multimedia environment where energy is presented as a strong as well as mysterious and familiar phenomenon. Striking multisensory effects quickly plunge viewer into the Sun’s core, primary source of earth energy, and give him the opportunity to discover through this fantastic voyage new forms of energy as well as their worldwide impacts.
The new permanent exhibition at Cité de l’énergie, La Planète Énergie, will invite people to be aware of the delicate balance all around the world between
nature, energy, and human society.
The exhibition will propose, with the help of 20 interactive station, a voyage through the present and the future thus providing an opportunity to reflect upon our energy choices resulting in both a participative and cognitive experience.
From atop the Observation Tower, one part of a Hydro-Québec steel tower, you’ll enjoy a spectacular view of Shawinigan and its surrounding areas. At 115 meters high, it is the second-highest tower of this kind in Quebec. Zoom to the summit in a panoramic elevator.
This steel tower, symbolizing electrical energy, quickly became the landmark of the Cité de l’Énergie. Contemplate the beautiful landscapes of the Mauricie and the quality of urban lifestyle in Shawinigan.
Historical and political exhibition showcasing Canada on an international level. It features hundreds of invaluable gifts given to the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, former Prime Minister of Canada, during his official duties.
Enjoy your crossing on the Saint Maurice river in a pontoon during summer (or in a tramway bus during winter) that will lead you to the entrance of an old power plant erected in 1899.
From the dock, a tramway style bus brings you to the entry of an old waterworks built in 1899.
Exploring the insides of the defunct Northern Aluminum Company's (N.A.C.) powerhouse means you are well on your way to discovering the era of bygone power stations. The first ever powerhouse on this site to have generated hydroelectricity, the N.A.C. is henceforth destined to become a most astonishing habitat for exhibits. Refurbished and restored into a spacious exhibition hall, the venue hosts the entire collection of industrial machinery belonging to Cité de l'énergie and Hydro-Québec.
Built in 1910 and brought into service in 1911, the Shawinigan-2 powerhouse, early equipment and all, is still fully operational.
Do come and discover this gem among gems in Québec's hydroelectric heritage. Completed in 1928, an addition to this powerhouse is the premier expression of Art Deco style in "La Mauricie".
Jardins de la Synergie encompass three (3) square kilometres of land that shelters 450 varieties of annuals and perennials as well as a diversity of shrubs and trees that extravagantly display a profusion of colours and textures.
You can survey and find delight in a multitude of enticing picnic sites inviting underwood footpaths, terraces and river banks. The quiet beauty of our gardens helps make your visit a most enjoyable experience.
La Cité de l'énergie offers its visitors a guided tour of Shawinigan aboard a tramway style bus.
You will discover the various facets of the Shawinigan history, its architectural treasures, and the exceptional urban planning.
There must be a minimum of 15 passengers (Max. 42) for a departure. Cruise departure times are subject to change.
Once you have comfortably settled on board the ferry (pontoon boat), the lazy swells of the Saint-Maurice River will soon have you bewitched while you listen enraptured by the spellbinding narrative of our very own captain. He tells the tale of the millions of wood logs that travelled on the river for the Mauricie sawmills and paper mills.
IThere must be a minimum of 15 passengers (Max. 42) for a departure. Cruise departure times are subject to change.