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VISIT THE HIGHEST VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINE IN THE WORLD

The new team and administration of Éole Cap-Chat is proud to welcome you for the 2020 season from June 15 to September 15, 7 days a week, from 9 am to 5 pm.

Come and visit a site in full redefinition and revitalization. We thank you for your interest and are at your disposal to enrich your discovery and experience of this unique site in the world.

Site

Located on an enchanting site between the sea and the mountain, the highest vertical axis wind turbine in the world, Éole, overlooks the village of Cap-Chat from a height of 110 meters.

A remnant of the beginnings of research on alternative energies in Quebec, this giant was an important step in the development of wind turbines as we know them today.

It has not been in operation since the 90s but has been kept in place for visitors as a symbol of our heritage of energy research and innovation.

Guided tours

With our historic tour, you will learn the motivations that led to the erection of this titan of more than 400 tons and discover some of the secrets of its construction. You can also get to know Le Nordais, the very first wind farm in Quebec, and learn what its role was in the development of the Quebec wind industry. You can even contemplate more closely these giants sweeping the sky with their immense blades.

With the “mechanical” tour of Éole, you will enter the very interior of one of the largest electric generators in the world and will be able to see closely the excess of each element constituting this impressive engineering work.

Tickets

Acces to the site (including guided tour)

Purchase tickets

Map

5 Cape Road,
Cap-Chat (QC)
Canada G0J 1E0

Phone

581-681-8498

Email info@eolecapchat.ca

Directions

From route 132 to route du cap à Cap-Chat, then 5 km west of the village of Cap-Chat. Follow the directions on the signs for this purpose.