Société des musées du Québec

Boréalis, center for the history of the paper industry

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Accessibility rating : Partial access. Services for people with Hearing impairments.

En famille

En famille


As a major tourist attraction in the Mauricie, Boréalis provides you with a rich experience of discovery! On our guided tour, make discoveries related to the forest, the log drive, lumberjacks, and life as a worker in the past.     

In this former plant turned museum, walk through a unique underground reservoir, make your own paper and undergo experiences sure to stimulate the 5 senses. Take advantage of this opportunity to lounge on the outside patio and take an observation tour to behold the beautiful view!

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Museum experiences

  • Live the great adventure of pulp and paper in Quebec with the Experience tour at Boréalis. Attend a papermaking workshop and go on a scavenger hunt in the museum’s underground vaults. An experience not to be missed!
  • Inspired by the sound walks in Manhattan and Paris, Boréalis innovates by offering this urban tour: First Shift! Through First Shift, you’ll immerse yourself in the reality of an employee doing his first shift at the CIP, once the largest paper mill in the world! Filled with soundscapes and testimonials, this immersive tour tells the history of the plant and its neighbourhood, interspersed with anecdotes and photographic archives.
  • Enjoy the most beautiful terrace between Québec and Montréal, an enchanting place overlooking the St. Lawrence and St. Maurice Rivers. A must try!