City of Energy

1000 av. Melville
Shawinigan, QC G9N 6T9- Map It
(819) 536-8516

AAA Editor Notes

City of Energy (La Cité de l'énergie), 1000 av. Melville, is a science- and technology-themed center located near Shawinigan Falls, an important source of hydroelectric power. State-of-the-art displays explore the themes of electricity, aluminum smelting, pulp and paper, and electrochemistry as well as these fields' relevance to the city of Shawinigan. Included are The Ages of Energy and Stories from our Lives exhibits and the multimedia presentation “The Spirit of the Earth.” In addition the center offers tours of the hydroelectric power plant Shawinigan-2, a river cruise and a city sightseeing tour. A panoramic view can be enjoyed from a 115-metre (377-ft.) observation tower. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
$15.66; $14.79 (ages 65+); $16 (students with ID); $9.57 (ages 6-12); $37.40 (family, two adults and two children ages 6-12; $5.22 for each additional child); $34.79 (family, two adults and one child ages 6-12, $5.22 for each additional child).
Hours: Daily 10-5, mid-June to late Sept.