Site management

Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site

Historic site management planning

Find information on how Parks Canada is protecting and presenting the cradle of the Canadian ironand steel industry.

Public consultation report

The Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site management plan was presented for review. Parks Canada gave the public the opportunity to participate...

Management plan

The Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site of Canada is located in Mauricie, Quebec at the northern end of the city of Trois-Rivières. The site...

Partners

The Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site partners’ description.

Jobs

If you are ready to inspire Canadians to develop a strong sense of connection to their protected and special heritage sites, an exceptional experience...

Contact

How to reach the team of the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site

The first iron industry in Canada - and also the country’s first industrial village - the Forges du Saint-Maurice catered to the needs of settlers and the military. The blast furnace and two forges operated for 150 years, producing stoves, kettles, nails, ploughs, vehicle wheels, sawmill mechanisms as well as armaments. Come and explore how an entire community of workers and administrators built the Mauricie using hammers and anvils.

Step through the doors of the Grande Maison to discover a museum, important figures of the era and a multimedia show projected on a model of the town in 1845.

Then, on the way to the lower forge located near the Saint-Maurice River, see the remains of a typical iron-making operation built in a European style dating back to the end of the 15th century. Still standing is the only refining smokestack of its kind in Canada.

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