Village historique de Val-Jalbert
Discover the Historic Village of Val-Jalbert
Step back in time in an authentic company village that was frozen in 1927 and has around 40 buildings. The main ones are the convent school, the general shop, the post office, the abandoned houses and the pulp mill. Without forgetting its impressive Ouiatchouan waterfall.
- Establishment 4 stars
- 0 Seasonal operation
- P Charging stations for electric vehicles
- 5 Paid admission
- J Free wifi
1 attraction for the whole family
1 gourmet restaurant
4 stars camping
189 camping units
30$ à 50$
3 stars hotel
December to March
May to September
Having celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015, the Saint-Georges de Val-Jalbert convent school has stood the test of time and remains one of the best-preserved buildings on the site. In Quebec, it is the only building still standing, witnessing the teaching where educational institutions were built with four classrooms.
It houses the exhibition "Entrez donc, on n'est pas sortux!", which pays tribute to the former inhabitants of Val-Jalbert. From an impressive collection of photographs and touching testimonials, discover the life of families in this modern and endearing village in a classroom of the convent school.
Average duration: 4 heures
Discover the life of the mill thanks to its tactile models on the production of mechanical pulp. A grandiose immersive show that promises thrills, and influential characters of the time tell you their story for almost 20 minutes.
The mini hydroelectric power station :
One hundred and ten years later, Val-Jalbert is home to a mini-hydroelectric power plant to ensure the sustainability of the tourist experience. The discovery of this jewel of architectural integration unfolds during a walk featuring interpretation devices.
Belvederes and perches offer spectacular views of the waterfall and the Ouiatchouan River.
This route offers visitors a historical, industrial, technical, socio-economic, environmental and even artistic viewpoint for a global understanding of the project.
Settle down at Camping de Val-Jalbert for the night and get out of the city. Experience the romantic charm of a hike under the stars. Let yourself be charmed by the spectacular lighting in the waterfall, an omnipresent phenomenon that will forever mark the memories of your stay in this beautiful village.
Are you planning to visit the Historic Village of Val-Jalbert with family or friends? Did you know that you can enjoy the outdoor experience while living in the comfort of a chalet? Our mini-chalets are equipped with many amenities, offering more optimal comfort than camping, while retaining all the attractions of a rustic stay in the great outdoors. Ideal for small groups, you'll feel at home from the very first minutes!
190 campsites with or without services
Lean-to: wooden tent shelter (10 x 9 feet) with three walls and a roof
15 mini-chalets with or without services
An exceptional natural site
Shading on 60% of the pitches
Direct access to the Blueberry Trail
Several services are available on the campsite site :
Heated outdoor swimming pool
Wi-Fi internet service
Animals on a leash are accepted
And several activities :
Let history live in you for a night... or more.
Settle down in Val-Jalbert for the night and pick up the phone. Experience the romantic charm of a hike under the stars. Let yourself be charmed by the spectacular lighting in the waterfall, an omnipresent phenomenon that will forever mark the memories of your stay in this beautiful village.
On the 2nd and 3rd floors of the general shop and in the specially converted period houses in the heart of the village, you will enjoy one of our magnificent rooms combining contemporary comfort with a special touch of the 1920s.
Rooms are only offered as part of a package, so that you can live the complete Val-Jalbert experience. This includes access to the site, table d'hôte dinner, one or more nights' accommodation, breakfast and gratuities on meals.
For the duration of your stay, Chef Gilbert Nault will delight you with the quality of his table and his wide range of gourmet discoveries featuring local products. You will savour these delights one-on-one, with your family or in a group in the comfort of our mill dining room, which combines rustic charm and modern architecture.
Go back in time to an authentic company town with forty of its original period buildings still intact. The
convent-school, general store, post office, abandoned houses and pulp mill are bursting with secrets, still standing as they did in 1927. At the factory, scale models demonstrate how the pulp was roduced and you can discover village history with an immersive show.
Open: September 2021
Annual symposium in the autumn to admire the magnificent colours.