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.

Journées de la culture

Come and visit the Forges-du-Saint-Maurice for free on September 30. We look forward to seeing you there!

Visitors ask a Parks Canada employee for information.

On the agenda

Discover a host of activities and events to add to your calendar!

Immersion in the history

Immerse yourself in the world of the blast furnace workers by participating in the exhibition 1600°C trial by fire.

Legendary story

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

See information about hours of operation, fees, facilities, parking, and more.

Tours and programs

Plan your next outing: Guided tour, learning experiences, discovery activities and more.


Learn about the daily visitor fees, free admission for youth and more.

Safety and guidelines

Visit Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site safely.

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.

Contact us

1-888-773-8888 (general inquiries, toll free)

Hours of operation

Schedule for the 2023 season
Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site is open.
Complete schedule

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