A 3D multimedia show, a trip back in time, a circuit with smart interpretive panels - all this awaits you at the historic site of the Forges du Saint-Maurice. But be careful…don't end up in the Fontaine du Diable (the fiery Devil’s Fountain) that some claim continues to blow at night on the ashes of the old blast furnace. Discover the daily lives of the workers and masters of the ironworks that provided the needs of the colony from 1730-1883.

Visiting with young children? Explore with Club Parka!

The Club Parka booklet invites kids to explore, learn and have fun! Once activities are completed, they'll receive a reward! The booklets are available on site.

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  • ​A 3-D multimedia show

    Experience a captivating 20-minute multimedia show that combines visual projection on a large screen with special effects in the visitors’ stands and across a site model representing the forges’ village in 1845.

  • ​Discover the forges

    Experience 150 years of history - from the Grande Maison to the Fontaine du Diable, passing by the lower forge and the blast furnace - in the company of a Parks Canada interpreter.

  • ​A smart outdoor interpretation circuit

    Discover the local as well as the far-reaching history of the village of the Forges du Saint-Maurice using the smart interpretation panels along an outdoor circuit. And don't forget to bring your mobile device with an internet connection.

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