Cité de l'énergie

Constructed next to the Shawinigan Falls, the City of Energy enlightens visitors as to the role hydroelectric power played in the history of Quebec. A science centre complete with interactive displays, multimedia presentations, an observation tower and two hydroelectric power plants brings to life the innovations and inventions of the hydroelectric industry. Although the rocky beds of the chutes de Shawinigan (Shawinigan Falls) are scenic throughout the year, the falls are most impressive during the spring run-off.

Useful information


1000 avenue Melville, G9N 6T9 Shawinigan


+1 819-536-8516


25 $

Opening hours

science centre + historic sector: mid Jun-end Sep: daily 10am-5pm - observation tower: mid Jun-end Sep: daily 10am-5pm (early Jul-mid Aug: also Tue-Sat 7pm-8.30pm) - « Dragao » (night show in the heated and canopied amphitheatre): early Jul-end Aug: Tue-Sat around 9pm