Industrial tours

La Cité de l'Or

Discover the two historic sites that make up La Cité de l’Or, in Val-d’Or, Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The Ancienne-Mine-Lamaque is an interpretation center. Become a miner for a day, and enjoy the unique experience of descending 91 meters (300 feet) into an underground mine. Also, visit the ground facilities of this former mine, which include an analysis laboratory where you will be introduced to ore processing. Learn about the mine’s history through the exhibition “ Gold in our veins ” and about the various mining trades, and feel the uncommon sensation that occurs during drilling operations. As a group or with your family, take part in a geocaching activity with a GPS receiver in hand. Visitors to the underground mine must be at least 6 years old and 1.09 m tall; warm clothing recommended and closed shoes required (underground temperature: 8 °C).

Secteur : Vallée-de-l’Or

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Warm clothing and closed shoes are recommended (underground temperature: 8 °C). Parking for motorized vehicles: with services. Boutique Member of the Réseau muséal de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue:


Âge minimal : 6 ans
Durée moyenne : 2 à 4 h
Average visit duration: 2 - 4 h
On reservation: Yes
Pricing: Full visit: adult: $42, children (6 to 11 years of age): $22.
Express visit – Underground (2 hrs): adult: $29, children: $16.
Express visit – Surface (2 hrs): adult: $22, children: $16.
Group rates available. Prices include taxes.
Opening hours: Guided tours, underground and surface, in the summertime. Reservation recommended. Several departures during the day, June 15 thru October 15. By appointment the rest of the year.
Partial access to persons with reduced mobility: Yes


90, avenue Perrault,
J9P 2G3


819 825-1274

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