The City of Gold

90 av. Perreault
Val-D'Or, QC J9P 2G3- Map It
(819) 825-1274

AAA Editor Notes

The City of Gold (La Cité de l'Or) is at 90 av. Perreault. Step into the boots of a gold miner and descend 91 metres (298 ft.) underground to visit the Old Lamaque Mine. A guide details extraction methods and miners' duties during the tour, which also includes a screening of the short film “The Miner's Symphony.” Back on the surface, a guided tour of five heritage buildings describes the daily operations of the mining complex. Also offered are such exhibits as GEO/RALLY and Gold in Our Veins as well as a self-guiding audio tour of the Bourlamaque Mining Village, which features 60 log houses. Note: The temperature in the mine is 8 C (46 F). Warm clothing and closed shoes are recommended. For those unable to visit the mine, a film version of the underground tour is presented on the surface. Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 4 hours minimum.
Underground mine tour only $25.25; $20.25 (ages 60+ and students with ID); $12.25 (ages 6-11); $67.75 (family). Surface exhibits only $18.25; $15.25 (ages 60+ and students with ID); $12.25 (ages 6-11); $48.50 (family). Combination ticket $38; $30.25 (ages 60+ and students with ID); $18.25 (ages 6-11); $101.50 (family). Self-guiding mining village audio tour and GEO/RALLY $7; $5 (ages 60+ and students with ID); $3 (ages 6-11); $18 (family). Gold in Our Veins $9; $7 (ages 60+ and students with ID); $5 (ages 6-11); $22 (family). Prices may vary. Under 6 are not permitted on the underground tour.
Hours: Tours depart daily, late June-Labour Day; by reservation rest of year. Tour schedule varies; phone ahead.