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Village historique de Val-Jalbert

95, rue Saint-Georges, Chambord, Quebec G0W 1G0, Canada
+1 888-675-3132
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Well worth a visit

When we visited the village the weather was rather damp, but that did not detract one little bit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
melvillecot
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England
Partially Wheelchair Accessible but still worth a visit

We visited this historic village about 10 years ago and noticed many improvements made since. What... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andreas G
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Montreal, Canada
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Travel back to 1927 with the help of colourful characters who will reveal the secrets of this authentic company village with its forty original buildings. Celebrating its 100th birthday this year, the Saint-Georges de Val-Jalbert convent-school has resisted the hazards of time, and remains one of the best preserved buildings in the village. You'll be amazed by the Ouiatchouan Falls, which are higher than Niagara. Ride the cable car to the summit of the mountain and discover the breathtaking panorama. Live the magic of the immersive multimedia show with its illumination of the artefacts in the mill -- and the life of the workers! 110 Years later and Val-Jalbert is now home to a mini hydroelectric power plant, a plant that is to helping to insure the sustainability of the tourist experience. The discovery of this jewel of architectural integration takes place over the course of a walk featuring a series of interpretive devices. Lookouts and perches provide spectacular views of the Ouiatchouan Falls and the river. This walk offers visitors a historical, industrial, technical, socio-economic, environmental and even an artistic perspective -- in short, a global view of the project.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“ghost town” (7 reviews)
“lac st” (2 reviews)
“cable car” (9 reviews)
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95, rue Saint-Georges, Chambord, Quebec G0W 1G0, Canada
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+1 888-675-3132
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we visited the village the weather was rather damp, but that did not detract one little bit from our enjoyment. On arrival reception was very efficient, and we boarded a 'bus to take us to the mill with an informative commentary pointing out features...More

Thank melvillecot
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this historic village about 10 years ago and noticed many improvements made since. What used to be the shop floor of the former factory is now an exhibition hall. More old houses were brought back from the brink and restored. The grounds, the...More

Thank Andreas G
Reviewed 26 August 2017

A must to see and visit Lots of photo opportunites Great interaction with the historical actors and staff

Thank Hammond01
valjalbert, Responsable des relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi Hammond01, Thank you for sharing with us your comment. It's a pleasure to read you enjoyed your time here in Val-Jalbert. We hope to see you again, Laurie-Anne Villeneuve Customer Service

Reviewed 17 August 2017

This place is well preserved, with school, post office, mill, houses etc all on there original site. Our daughter loved the falls, and the movie show. Very built for tourist with rich information and facilities.More

Thank zoe z
valjalbert, Responsable des relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi zoe z, We're glad you loved your experience in Val-Jalbert with your daughter, and we're happy to know you enjoyed the Ouiatchouan and Maligne Falls, and the immersive show in the mill. We hope to have the chance to see you again ! Best...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We really enjoyed this village. It is a true ghost town with lots of history. The entrance fee is reasonable especially if you are staying at their accommodations or campground. The signs have English and the show at the mill has headphones so you can...More

Thank cudgee
valjalbert, Responsable des relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi cudgee, Thank you for sharing with us your comment ! We're glad you appreciated your stay in Val-Jalbert. The falls at night are really impressive, we are happy you enjoyed it and all our facilities for our English customers (headphones, traductions, app, etc.). Hope...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Wonderful sight, lots to do/see so give yourself enough time to explore the village and take the cable car to the top of the mountain for some nice views of the valley. Overall we really enjoyed our time and would come back again!

Thank Dan F
valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Dan F, Thank you for your comment. The cable car is a real must, you're right ! We're happy you enjoyed your visit in Val-Jalbert and hope to see you again if you come back in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Best regards, Laurie-Anne Villeneuve Customer Service

Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were very impressed by this well-preserved 1920s industrial village. Unlike many historical villages this one is in its original site, with original buildings, though with some renovations so as to accommodate overnight visitors. Nor is the natural setting neglected -- a cable car takes...More

Thank winst0n4
valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi winst0n4, Tank you for sharing with us your comments about your experience in Val-Jalbert. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and the visit of VJ. Nature is really important for us and the cable car is a good way to explore some of...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Having read some of the Saga de Val-Jabert novels I was excited to see the village that inspired this great story. Val-Jabert did not disappoint. This site has done a fabulous job presenting the history of this place to a variety of travelers with varying...More

Thank Seth M
valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Dear Seth M, Thanks for sharing your comments with us. We hope you asked for headphones to get the english version of the Immersive show ! If not, keep it in mind for your next visit. We are happy you enjoyed your visit in Val-Jalbert....More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful day at this historic village. We asked for the audio guides to take around with us, and we really felt that they enhanced the visit greatly and really brought the village alive. There are boards available to read as well, but...More

Thank lisatrowse224
valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Dear lisatrowse224, Thank you for sharing with us your beautiful comment ! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in your room above the general store and that you loved your experience in Val-Jalbert. Hope to see you again soon ! Regards,...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

It was nice to find a tourist site in Quebec open before 24 June. The centre is well run with the option to take a bus tour to the falls and the walk back through the village. There is a commentary to introduce you to...More

Thank quin88
valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Hi quin88, Thank you for your comments. We are working on an introducing commentary in english for as soon as possible. However, the app on the tablet and the display boards gave to you all the same infos that the introduction gives. Hope that you...More

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