Shawinigan-2 Power House
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Shawinigan-2 Power House

(Opening period to be confirmed for the 2021 season) Built in 1910 and commissioned in 1911, the Shawinigan-2 power plant still operates with much of its original equipment. Come and discover this jewel of Quebec’s hydroelectric heritage. Completed in 1928, the second part of this power station is the first manifestation of the Art Deco style in the Mauricie region. With five horizontal and three vertical generating units, the Shawinigan-2 hydroelectric power station operated, at the time, with the most important equipment on the continent.

*Persons with pacemakers are not allowed to enter the central station, in order not to disturb the proper functioning of the device.

*Adults (18 years and older) must present a valid photo ID, either a driver’s license, health insurance card or passport.

Schedules and Rates

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Included in the Full visit – Science Center and hydroelectric sectorJune 26 to September 26, 2021, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Adults

    18 years and older


  • Seniors

    65 years and older


  • Children and adolescents

    6 to 17 years


  • Children

    5 years and less


  • Family

    2 adults / 1 child


  • Family

    2 adults / 2 children


The full visit includes the Science Center and hydroelectric sector.

All rates include taxes