Centrale thermique Hydro-Québec

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Informative guided tours of our diesel power plant. Free guided tour upon reservation. Schedule Monday to Friday, 4 visits per day 9 a.m, 10h30 a.m, 1h30 a.m, 3h a.m. Please note: visitors 18 and over must show an ID. flat and closed shoes required.



1034, road de La Vernière
L'Étang-du-Nord, G4T 3C9
(Quebec, Canada)

Phone : 418 986-7276 Phone : 418 986-7276


  • Guided Tour of the Generating Station

    Guided Tour of the Generating Station

    Come tour the largest diesel-fired generating station in Québec.

    Located 225 km from the Gaspé Peninsula in the very heart of the Golfe du Saint-Laurent, the Îles-de-la-Madeleine have always relied on fuel oil to meet their energy needs.

    The power plant's six 11,000-kW generating sets supply electrical power to a population of nearly 13,000, in eight communities.

    Take a tour and learn all about electricity on the islands!

    Detailed rate
    Reservations required

    ID card required. Flat, closed shoes are recommended.
    Monday to Friday
    9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

General information

Island Cap aux Meules Island
We speak Français, English
Additional Information
  • Electric vehicle charging station

Dates and opening hours

  • From June 10, to August 23, 2024

    On reservation

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Les Îles de la Madeleine
Please note that all visitors aged 13 and over must pay a fee of $30 before leaving the archipelago for departures between May 1st and October 14th, 2024. Read more