Industrial Gems

What better way to grasp how electricity is produced than by exploring Shawinigan’s very first hydroelectric plant? Restored and turned into an exhibition hall, the Northern Aluminium Company (N.A.C.) plant gives visitors an opportunity to see industrial equipment used in the early 20th century while learning about leading-edge practices like magnetic levitation. For the complete experience, take the time to visit the Centrale de Shawinigan-2, in operation with its original equipment—still running after 100 years!