The Slate Interpretation Centre is housed in an 1889 churched with a roof and clock tower shingled with slate. It offers many activities to discover the Pays de l’Ardoise and to participate in its cultural dynamism.

The Pays de l’Ardoise, a unique territory of about 200 km2, is the only location in Quebec and Canada to have known a great rush since the 1850s up to the First World War. There is exceptional slate heritage found on this exceptional territory – the two largest slate quarries from the 19th century and more than 100 buildings with slate roofs – four churches, two town halls, manors, large and small houses, barns, sheds, etc.

What to see and do

  • A guided tour of the permanent exhibit and two temporary exhibits.
  • Three heritage circuits, including two in a mini-bus in the streets of Richmond-Melbourne and one canoe circuit on the St-François river (75 minutes).

Summer Theatre (2019)

The Slate Interpretation Centre presents 5 summer get togethers of readings and theatre interpreted by professional actors who will be pleased to share their favourites with you.

Our team at your service

Josianne Côté
Josianne Côté
Convention Delegate
Pierre Poulin
Pierre Poulin
Convention and Knowledge Tourism Delegate