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).

Our team at your service

Pierre Poulin
Pierre Poulin
Convention and Knowledge Tourism Delegate