Prepare to go back a century... to the time of Quebec's first pulp mills
Between 1901 and 1927, Val-Jalbert was happily vibrating to the rhythm of its pulp mill. In 1901, when the mill was built by Damase Jalbert, the village was called "Ouiatchouan", after the waterfall that fed the mill to make wood pulp.
Although the history of Val-Jalbert ended in 1927 with the closure of the pulp mill, it has become a must-see tourist destination in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region, because it offers a multitude of activities and services in accommodation and catering that are out of the ordinary!
It's an open-air museum where, among other activities, you can touch the period wooden houses, the convent-school, the post office and the general store that once served as a "supermarket" and now houses a souvenir store, a friendly Café-terrasse and comfortable rooms.
It's an open-air museum where, among other activities, you can touch the period wooden houses, the convent-school, the post office and the general store, which today houses a souvenir store, a pleasant terrace and comfortable rooms.
Do you love culture? Are you fascinated by history, industrialization, customs and art? A variety of activities and cultural attractions at Val-Jalbert's historic village are a must! Whether it's one of the different tours, our open-air museum, the various exhibitions or a visit to the Mill or even the Belvedere, there's something for every taste and, above all, for every culture buff!
Ouiatchouan Falls rises majestically from the river above the village of Val-Jalbert. It is 35 metres high. The waterfall is 72m high and considered one of the largest in North America. The view is spectacular, reminiscent of classic, rustic Canadian landscapes. The great family din of the water, the circling birds and the murmur of the river are the sounds that accompany visitors to the falls.Buy your tickets