Société des musées du Québec

Cité de l'or - Village minier de Bourlamaque

Seasonal opening

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Accessibility rating : Partial access.

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Discover the two historic sites that make up La Cité de l’Or, located in Val-d’Or.. Become a miner for a day and enjoy a unique experience in a real mine as you go 91 metres (300 feet) underground in the Old-Lamaque-Mine interpretation centre. In addition to this underground experience, you can visit the ground facilities, including the analysis laboratory, where you will be introduced to ore processing. Explore the Bourlamaque Mining Village with its log homes that are still inhabited. 

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Museum experiences

  • Come discover this mine’s history with the exhibition Gold in our veins. Feel the unique sensation experienced during drilling and meet different professions working in the mine.
  • Discover what characterized the past and current lives of the mining village's inhabitants in an interactive exhibit set in a 1940's residential décor.
  • Explore this village with a living past and learn a bit more about its history with an audioguided tour.