Even though all checkpoints will be removed on June 9th 2020, and to make sure we protect the elderly and every vulnerable person in Eeyou Istchee, the cree communities will remain closed until further notice

To plan your stay, we highly recommend you contact our team.

Thank you for your support and understanding. See you soon!

Robert-bourassa Generating Station (LG-2)

Hydroelectric Facilities


Complexe Pierre-Radisson
J0Y 2X0
819 638-8486
800 291-8486

Covid-19 update: Guided tours suspended until further notice.


The Robert-Bourassa Generating Station celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. In october 1979, Québec's  prime minister, Mr. René Lévesque was proceeding at the commissioning of the first generating unit!

Come and admire internationally renowned power-generating facilities! Take advantage of Hydro-Québec's free guided tour of the Robert-Bourassa Generating Station, located 137 metres below the ground. Since repairs are under way, you may get to see a huge generating unit up close!

Following a guided tour, you'll explore the spillway, known as the “Giant's Staircase“, and the dam, which stands as tall as a 53-storey building ! Absolutely amazing!

  • Visitors must register 15 min. in advance
  • Visitors must reserve 48 hours in advance
  • Photo identification required 
  • Average length of tour: 3 h 30 
  • Admission free
Nearby activities
  • Camping Camping
  • Cross country skiing Cross country skiing
  • Cycling Cycling
  • Fishing Fishing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing Snowshoeing

  • Air conditioner Air conditioner
  • Airport Airport
  • Corner store Corner store
  • Gas Gas
  • Interpretation Interpretation
  • Launching Ramp Launching Ramp
  • Licensed restaurant Licensed restaurant
  • Look out Look out
  • Native crafts Native crafts
  • Restaurant Restaurant
  • Toilet Toilet
  • Tourist information Tourist information