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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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Interesting history and lovely waterfall

It was nice to find a tourist site in Quebec open before 24 June. The centre is well run with the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
quin88
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Oakham, United Kingdom
Back 100 years ...

We visited the village for two days as we were staying in a room at the General Store. You need... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
André S
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Brussels, Belgium
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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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  • Average9%
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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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We visited the village for two days as we were staying in a room at the General Store. You need more than a day to get the feel of the place. There is of course the water fall, the walk up, the walk back down....More

Thank André S
valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello André S, We are so happy to read all your good words about our place. We suggest normally at least 3-4 hours to see everything, a day to appriciate all our activities and, as you said, more than one day to get the feel...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

great place to visit, but sadly the whole mood there to really remember such past history is gone since over 40 years cause administrators there just put away such true mood by modernising too much the place... but for camping the place is truly fabulous

Thank Jean - Jacques O
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Finally, a tourist tour well worth the time and money, really! First of all, your outside most of the time in a well organize tour of this historic village. To my surprise the restaurant served a very well price vs quality meal, which I never...More

Thank Godefroy1
valjalbert, Customer service at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Dear Godefroy1, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit in Val-Jalbert and look forward to seeing you again. Cordially, Karine Villeneuve - Customer service

Reviewed 29 August 2016

The fall is wonderful. The village is nice but the entire park doesn't make you feel part of the history. Even if the website reports that there are characters, they are few.More

Thank wolf-7265
valjalbert, Directeur général at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

Dear wolf-7265 Thank you for your comments. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not satisfactorily. As indicated on our website, many characters gather at the general store three times a day from June 18th to August 21th. After that period, there are...More

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Val-Jalbert is a ghost town, a once thriving logging and pulp producer that operated for a few decades before technology put it out of business in the late 1920s. I know that from the Michelin guide to Quebec; it was hard from the exhibit as...More

Thank Faience44
valjalbert, Directeur général at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

We will definitely be reviewing the way we introduce the village and its fascinating history to our visitors, especially those who speak English. Thank you for your comment and your interest. This will help us to improve the quality of our service. M. Castonguay

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I did not expect too much. I thought to find only some old houses. Not at all. Of course you find old houses but the explanation of how the factory worked and the multi sensation projection in the factory are already reason enough to go...More

Thank Els V
valjalbert, Customer service at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Dear Els V, Thank you so much for letting us know about your visit at Val-Jalbert. We are glad that you enjoyed it. Val-Jalbert is an authentic village and we work hard to recreate history with the help of our comedians and activities. We look...More

Reviewed 8 July 2016

We boarded a vintage bus to the village & spent a couple of hours walking around the mill, waterfall, convent school & shop. The village was built in the early 1900s around a paper mill, utilising the trees of the forest & the power of...More

Thank hildenley
valjalbert, Customer Service at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Dear Hildenley, Thank you so much for letting us know about your visit at Val-Jalbert. We are glad that you enjoyed it and that you noticed the improvements made to allow visitors to live an unique exprience; back in the 20’s. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 6 July 2016

One of the few places in the area that have some information in english. The guides were helpful and the video/entertainment was with a english speaking headset. This place is worth visiting, well reserved area, professionally presented.More

Thank Geimbar
valjalbert, Customer service at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Dear Geimbar, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comment with us. We are glad that you enjoyed visiting Val-Jalbert. Offering service and activities in English and other languages is one the the most important concern to us that is why...More

Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Val-Jalbert is a planned pulp-mill company town that was born, lived, and died in less than 20 years. It was a model for clean, comfortable modern living for working class people during its heyday in the 1920s. After the mill failed due to outmoded technology,...More

Thank Debbie G
valjalbert, Customer Service at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2016

Dear Debbie G, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a detailed feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit in Val-Jalbert. We hope to see you again soon. Cordially, Karine Villeneuve – Customer service

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