Discover the remains of the first iron industry in Canada, the Forges du Saint-Maurice, in the Mauricie region halfway between Montréal and Québec City. Step into the Grande Maison (the "ironmasters' house") to admire the iron and cast iron items manufactured at the forges, then stop at the blast furnace to learn more about this community of craftsmen who, for 150 years, provided the objects needed for the development and defense of the colony.
Hours of operation
Free admission for youth in 2020. Other fees still apply.
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