Arvida, City of Aluminum

Arvida, City of Aluminum

Discover the historical, architectural, urban and industrial heritage of Arvida with this tour. Nicknamed the '' Washington of the North '', Arvida is exemplary among twentieth-century company towns. It is the product of a long urban planning tradition, as it represents the achievement of decades of architectural, social, economic and technological research on working-class housing and planned communities.

Made possible by its creators' utopian ambition, this industrial town was propelled to the top of the global aluminum industry during the Second World War. You can now discover the specificities of the Arvida area through these 25 points of interest, which were selected and described by the Arvida Heritage Centre.

The application's ''Preload'' option allows you to access the full tour without an Internet connection on location. You will be able to view the multimedia content, the map and your GPS position. However, you will not be able to access the 360º views, which are linked to an external website.

Most of these points of interest are private property. We ask for your collaboration so that the privacy of the residences and yards is respected.


Arvida Heritage Centre

Société des musées du Québec (SMQ)
Ministère de la Culture et des Communications
City of Saguenay
Canada Research Chair on Urban Heritage (UQAM)
Rio Tinto
Price Family

ARVIDA Heritage Centre
1994 Rue Price, Jonquière, QC G7X 7X8, Canada
Phone : (418) 695-7278

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Arvida, City of Aluminum