Mauricie was the first region in Canada to welcome the Industrial Revolution. In fact, Canada’s metallurgical industry was founded in 1730 on the very site that is now the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site of Canada. Visitors to this unique museum can examine many archaeological remains that bear witness to the country’s first industrial community, and learn all about metallurgy’s rise and development in an exhibit that spans 150 years of history. Fascinating! Far from being relegated to the past, the metallurgical arts are still taught by specialists in the area, who give metal-casting demonstrations on-site during the peak season. Located on the banks of the Rivière Saint-Maurice, barely 20 minutes from downtown Trois-Rivières, the sprawling, lush site of the Forges du Saint-Maurice is captivating. Many visitors choose a quiet spot in the grass to enjoy a snack and take in the view that undoubtedly captured the hearts of industrialists of yore.
“Learn about the rise and development of metallurgy in Canada.”