Forges du-Saint-Maurice National Historic Site of Canada

Phone: (819) 378-5116
Tollfree: 1 (888) 773-8888
10000 boulevard des Forges
Trois Rivières QC G9C 1B1

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Located 20 minutes away from downtown Trois-Rivières, Québec, the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site commemorates the founding of the first industrial community in Canada. In addition to covering a considerable area, the National Historic Site features an abundance of archaeological vestiges which stand as a reminder of the birth and development of the first iron industry in Canada.

At the Forges, visitors may enjoy an incredibly broad range of activities: visiting the exhibits or attending a sound-and-light show at the Grande Maison; discovering the techniques used to produce pig iron in the blast furnace; taking part in a captivating guided tour of the site, where interpretation panels abound; taking advantage of an enlightening schools program in accordance with the educational reform program; discovering the devil's fountain; taking a walk along the St. Maurice River; or enjoying a picnic in the wide open green area.
The Forges du Saint-Maurice have so much to offer. Why don't you come and see for yourself?

Admission and ticket info

Adult $3.90
Senior $3.40
Youth $1.90
Family/Group $9.80
Commercial Group, per person $3.15
School Groups, per student $1.90
School Groups, Entry and a Heritage Presentation Special Program, per student $2.90

Directions / getting there

Montréal 142 km

Take highway 40 east ("autoroute 40 est"). Before getting to Trois-Rivières, take highway 55 north ("autoroute 55 nord"). Take exit 191 and continue along Boulevard Saint-Michel to the end, where it meets Boulevard des Forges. Turn left, and stay on this boulevard for a few more minutes.

Québec City 157 km

Take highway 40 west ("autoroute 40 ouest"). At Trois-Rivières, take exit 199 for Boulevard des Forges. Turn right onto this boulevard and continue for another 20 minutes until reaching the Forges.

Shawinigan 40 km

Take highway 55 south ("autoroute 55 sud"). Before reaching Trois-Rivières, take exit 191 and continue along Boulevard Saint-Michel to the end, where it meets Boulevard des Forges. Turn left, and stay on this boulevard for a few more minutes.

Sherbrooke 158 km

Take highway 55 north ("autoroute 55 nord"). Then, head east (toward Québec City) on highway 20 (the Trans-Canada). After travelling a short distance, take exit 200 for Trois-Rivières and continue along route 155 north for approximately 25 minutes. At St-Célestin, turn right back onto highway 55 north. Once you have crossed the St. Lawrence River, continue along 55 until reaching exit 191. Upon exiting, continue along Boulevard Saint-Michel to the end, where it meets Boulevard des Forges. Turn left, and stay on this boulevard for a few more minutes.

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