In addition to the six tours of Montreal and surrounding areas included in the conference program - the Lachine Canal on August 27 and Angus Shops on September 3, the Soulanges Canal on the afternoon of August 31, the Parthenais Corridor and McDonald's Tobacco on September 1, and the "early bird" tours on August 31 and September 1 - the TICCIH 2022 conference organizing team is offering four choices of fee-based tours outside of Montreal
For more information on the tours, please write to us
Three days in Quebec, August 25-27, 2022
Capelton - Thetford Mines - Old Quebec - Trois-Rivières - Shawinigan
875$ per person, double occupancy, transportation, lodging, access to sites, two meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) included; 1075$ single occupancy
This itinerary will take you to the Cité de l'énergie in Shawinigan, an immersive museum complex built on the site of Canada's first aluminum smelter, and then to the former paper production site of Borealis in Trois-Rivières, where you will also have the opportunity to discover the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site. You will then discover the former asbestos mines in Thetford Mines and the copper mines in Capelton. A stop in Quebec City, where the World Heritage Site of Old Quebec awaits you, will also allow you to visit the Shipyard A.C. Davie National Historic Site, one of the most important shipyards in the history of Quebec, in the nearby city of Levis.
Montreal to Shawinigan (165 km): Cité de l'énergie; Shawinigan to Trois-Rivières (40 km): Forges du Saint-Maurice, Boréalis; Trois-Rivières to Thetford Mines (140 km), overnight in Thetford Mines.
Thetford Mines: KB3 King Mine Historical Center; Thetford Mines to Capelton (115 km): Capelton Mine; Capelton to Quebec City (249 km), overnight in Quebec City.
Old Quebec (on your own); Quebec to Levis (20 km): Chantier A.C. Davie; Levis to Montreal (250 km).
Getaway to Montérégie, August 28, 2022
Saint-Constant - Beauharnois - Valleyfield - Coteau-du-Lac
150$ per person, transportation, lunch and access to sites included
A one-day itinerary on the opening day of the conference will allow visitors to discover Exporail in Saint-Constant, the Beauharnois hydroelectric plant and the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site, as well as the MUSO, a museum dedicated to a former cotton factory and the surrounding working-class settlement. This tour will also provide an opportunity to discuss the history of the Soulanges Canal and its redevelopment project, although the latter will be visited in greater detail on this other tour, which is part of the conference schedule.
Four days in Ontario, September 3-6, 2022
Kingston - Ottawa - Toronto - Brantford - Hamilton - Niagara Falls
1050$ per person, double occupancy, transportation, accommodation, access to sites, two meals (breakfast and lunch) included (1350$ single occupancy)
Organized in collaboration with the Canadian Industrial Heritage Center in Brantford, this tour will travel to Ontario where visitors will discover the Rideau Canal World Heritage Site, the William Birch Rankine Hydroelectric Power Station in Niagara, the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, and in Toronto, the Canada Malting Company elevators, the Don Valley Brickworks and the redeveloped Distillery District.
Montreal to Kingston (287 km): Fort Henry, Penitentiary Museum; Kingston to Ottawa (196 km); sleep in Ottawa: see a portion of the Rideau Canal, visit museums (on your own).
Ottawa to Toronto (450 km); overnight in Toronto: Canada Malting Silos, Distillery District, Don Valley Brockyard.
Toronto to Brantford (104 km): Paris Old Town Hall, Mohawk Brownfield site, Brantford to Hamilton (41 km): Museum of Steam & Technology, HMCS Haida, adaptive reuse sites, Stelco Works; Hamilton to Niagara Falls (72 km): overnight in Niagara Falls: falls, William Rankine Generating Station, Welland Canal.
Niagara Falls to Montreal (668 km).
Arvida and Val-Jalbert by yourself, September 5 and 6, 2022
Indicative cost of transportation and accommodation, according to your choice: $1000 for two people, two nights (double occupancy)
For more information on the tour, please write to us
Join the conference organizers at the National Historic Sites and former company towns of Arvida (September 5) and Val-Jalbert (September 6) for an intimate tour of these sites that have marked the development of industry and territory in Quebec and, in the case of Arvida, marked the history of the 20th century. Rent a car and manage your accommodation thanks to the preferential rates offered by your participation in the conference, including in an old Val-Jalbert home that has been redesigned for a modern tourist reception. Then explore Quebec at your leisure to discover other sites of your choice; on your way from Montreal to the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, where Arvida and Val-Jalbert are located, you can discover the world heritage site of Old Quebec, Wendake, the Forges du Saint-Maurice, Boréalis, the Cité de l'énergie in Shawinigan, the Pulperie de Chicoutimi, the Odyssée des bâtisseurs and many others.