CENTRE FOR THE HISTORY OF THE PAPER INDUSTRY. BORÉALIS is a major tourist attraction in the Mauricie that provides you with a rich experience of discovery! On our guided tour, make discoveries related to the following themes: the forest, the log drive, lumberjacks, and life as a worker in the past. In this former plant turned museum, you can walk through a unique underground reservoir, make your own paper and undergo experiences sure to stimulate the 5 senses. Take advantage of this opportunity to lounge in the sun on the outside patio and take an observation tour to behold the beautiful view of the Saint-Maurice River. Come discover this exciting place where you will learn about the adventure-filled history of paper!
Inspired by the sound walks in Manhattan and Paris, Boréalis innovates by offering this urban tour: First Shift! Through First Shift, you’ll immerse yourself in the reality of an employee doing his first shift at the CIP, once the largest paper mill in the world! Filled with soundscapes and testimonials, this immersive tour tells the history of the plant and its neighbourhood, interspersed with anecdotes and photographic archives.
First Shift takes place at the heart of the Ste-Cécile neighbourhood and is a 50 minutes long tour (2 km).
THE AUX CONFLUENTS TERRACE
Adjacent to the museum, the Aux Confluents terrace is an enchanting place overlooking the St. Lawrence and St. Maurice Rivers. Surrounded by modern decor, this ever-lively terrace offers a magnificent view and a unique atmosphere. A must try!