Îles‑de‑la‑Madeleine Thermal Generating Station

1034, chemin de La Vernière
Cap-aux-Meules (Quebec) Canada
G4T 1R3

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Come and visit Québec’s largest thermal generating station to learn all about how electric power is produced in the Îles de la Madeleine!

Discover how six diesel engines, similar to those found on ships, generate 11,000 kW of electricity each to supply power to nearly 13,000 residents. During the guided tour, learn about the history of electricity on the archipelago, current issues regarding the energy transition and how the thermal generating station produces electricity.

Opening dates

Mid-June to late August


Tours from Monday to Friday at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.


Free guided tour lasting 75 minutes


Reservations required at all times, at least 24 hours in advance

Activities available

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Join one of our free guided tours to explore Québec’s largest thermal generating station! After your visit, you will know so much more about how electric power is produced in the Îles de la Madeleine.


  • Free parking
  • Guide services

How to get there

The Îles-de-la-Madeleine thermal generating station is located on Chemin de La Vernière (Route 199) in Cap-aux-Meules.

Affiliations and distinctions


  • Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine

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