Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1, 2023
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Youville Pumping Station
173 Place D'Youville, Old Montréal
Ages 8 and up
An immersive experience in the world of wastewater management
During the Journées de la culture, a fascinating experience awaits you at the Youville Pumping Station!
Take part in a fun, participatory tour of the pumping station as you make your way through 5 interactive stations. As a team, take on exciting challenges that will teach you all about the wastewater management issues that different generations have faced. Discover how the Youville Pumping Station works, test your knowledge and put your sense of collaboration into action. You will even make the pumps sing to the music of FouKi!
Designed in 1913 and in operation until 1990, the Youville Pumping Station was the first wastewater pumping station in Montreal powered by electricity. It consists of ingenious machinery that has survived for a century in a remarkably preserved condition. To uphold population health, communities from each era have come up with the best possible solutions to their wastewater problems based on the technology available at the time. How would you choose to handle this environmental issue?
Go on a unique adventure with your family at this surprising heritage and industrial site to immerse yourself in the history of public health and the environment as you learn about this essential function for communities! Fun guaranteed.