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More than a museum, La Pulperie de Chicoutimi is a vast interactive cultural and tourism centre dedicated to preserving and promoting the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean's patrimony and to the furthering of arts and history. La Pulperie is an exceptional historical site located in the midst of the city, surrounded by a huge park, and lodged within the old mill of the Compagnie de pulpe de Chicoutimi. It features the history of the Compagnie de pulpe de Chicoutimi and highlights the significant part this company played in the development of the city and the region at the beginning of the last century.

Since summer 2002, following major renovations, La Pulperie de Chicoutimi opens its doors to the public and offers artistic and ethnologic displays on the history of the locals inhabitants, a brand new regional museum, an educative and cultural activity programme as well as a renovated interpretive tour. As you stroll on the walking paths and interpretive trails or visit the museum and displays, you will understand why this site has become one of the major features of the regional tourism industry. As you visit our museum you will understand why La Pulperie de Chicoutimi is "A museum unlike any other"! Since access to the park is free, why not come for a picnic, a hike along the river or simply to let the children enjoy the slide similar to the ones used for transporting wood. In building 1921, one finds a gift shop selling souvenirs, local products as well as handicrafts made in the region. Come for a picnic and spend the day with us! You'll experience 100 years of history in a single day!

Building 1921, an industrial cathedral of unique Neo-Dutch design, houses the regional museum presenting the largest collection of historical objects from the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, the house of art painter Arthur Villeneuve and exhibits on history and arts themes while also describing the extraordinary adventure of the Compagnie de pulpe de Chicoutimi. On the grounds, remnants of the old installations were restored and show the magnitude of the company at the beginning of the last century and the vision of its management.

flashAmong other things, this investment has permitted the integration of a regional museum with its imposing collection of 26 000 objects that testify to the history and inheritance of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, the building of six showrooms including two that have the design features of large Canadian museums that can accommodate famous international exhibitions, the masterpiece home of painter Arthur Villeneuve, conference rooms, a resource centre, a large reserve, paths of interpretation and a gift shop that offers products from the region.

The animation and on-site activities will embellish your visit to the Pulperie by creating a dynamic environment of festivity and discovery. Do not forget that access to the park and trails is free. Bring a picnic and come spend the day with us! You will enjoy a hundred years of history in a single day!

 

 

 

 

The Museum Building (1921) is fully accessible to disabled people and has an elevator and parking spaces.