Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site
Make a stop in the Mauricie region, near the Saint-Maurice River, halfway between Montreal and Quebec City, to discover the remains of Canada's first steel industry and to admire the metallic pieces fabricated at the Forges in the old days.
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Immersion in the history
Immerse yourself in the world of the blast furnace workers by participating in the exhibition 1600°C trial by fire.
Explore at your own pace the 14 Diabolus ex machina audio trails narrated by the storyteller Fred Pellerin.
Green spaces within your reach
Stroll or bike along the nature trail and take a break on the banks of the Saint-Maurice River.
Visit the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site
Activities and experiences
Take a guided tour of the site and participate in discovery activities on your own, with family or friends.
Plan your visit
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Tours and programs
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About Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site
Culture and history
Read about the history of the workers, the blast furnace and the iron ore found in the Trois-Rivières region.
Stewardship and management
Find out about job offers, partners, the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site management plan and more.
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