Welcome to l'Odyssée des Bâtisseurs

Welcome to l'Odyssée des Bâtisseurs. In Lac-Saint-Jean, water is omnipresent. Discover how this resource powered the development of the region through the many activities offered by L'Odyssée des Bâtisseurs. Thanks to our indoor and outdoor activities, you will learn how water was a key factor in the growth of our region and its progression towards major industrial development. Our theme starts with the construction of the Isle- Maligne hydroelectric complex – a colossal construction site built between 1923 and 1926 – which transformed the region and its inhabitants. Discover the extraordinary efforts of our “empire-builders” as you visit our displays and participate in workshops, animated performances, and follow a pedestrian path adorned with old ruins and reconstructed vestiges.
img-1 Various characters taken straight out of our history will tell you how the arrival of the hydroelectric facilities changed their lives. Given the panoply of activities offered by the Odyssée des Bâtisseurs’ theme park, we are confident that you will have an unforgettable experience!

Plan your visit

L'Odyssée des Bâtisseurs offers indoor and outdoor activities. All year long, see the exhibitions presented in a heritage building and discover our permanent exhibition Au-delà de l'eau (Water and beyond). Water and beyond is an historical exhibition revolving around water as a resource – its geography and distribution around the territory, power and energy potential, harnessing and processing into electricity, management and protection, consumption and use. Using water as a topical thread, the exhibition emphasizes the human and societal aspects, and the associated lifestyles. Water and beyond is the staging of territorial waters at the centre of regional history and modern challenges. Temporary exhibitions and workshops for the entire family are also offered. Guided tours according to availability and interpretation signs (bilingual).
From June to September, inside a former water tower, live the AQUAVOLT - L'aventure de l'eau en 360° experience, a gripping multisensory movie that takes you through time, places, and seasons. The projection demonstrates the power and immensity of our waters. Come experience it! See Alma City from the scenic lookout; its waterways and hydropower facilities sparked industrial development in the region. Stroll down the walking trails, adorned with vestiges and hebertism games for children, and where you will meet colourful characters!

The water castle

First used as a water reservoir from 1936-1980, the water tower has since been transformed and has quite a few surprises in store for you. The observatory, rising 15 meters in altitude, offers a magnificent view of the hydroelectric facilities which are at the root of the industrial growth in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. You can also view the Grande Décharge River, a jewel of our natural heritage, the city of Alma and the surrounding areas.

Aquavolt

Map of the park

Hours

High season 2017

June 10 to August 13 : every day from 9 am to 5:30 pm   August 14 to September 24 : every day from 9 am to 4:30 pm   Average visit lenght : 2 hours.  

Off season

Indoor activities only September 25 to June 8 (2018) : Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 4:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm

Admission

Off season 2017
Individual clients
Adult 8,75 $
Senior 7,75 $
Student 6,75 $
Child (6-17) 4,00 $
Child (5 or less) Free
High Season 2017
Individual clients
Adult 15 $
Senior 14 $
Student 13 $
Child (6-17) 7.75 $
Child (5 or less) Free
Family (2 adults and 2 children) 37.75 $
Extra child 3.50 $