Welcome to l'Odyssée des Bâtisseurs

At the Odyssée des Bâtisseurs, dive into the captivating history of the Lac-Saint-Jean area and discover the vibrant culture of its people.

Both indoor and outdoor activities of the Odyssée des Bâtisseurs will charm visitors of all ages whatever the season.

The interactive exhibits shown year-round will allow you to discover the many treasures of the region's culture and history.

All the Odyssée des Bâtisseur's activities are bilingual, thus promising an unforgettable experience.


On our outdoor trail, you will find industrial remains such as an old 80-foot-high water tower which has become a lookout as well as an experiential projection room.

Plan your visit



The Lac People (permanent exhibit shown year-round).

 When one says “I'm from the Lac” or “I'm going to the Lac”, there is no need to specify which lake they are talking about.  The folks here love their region passionately. Meet the people who live in the Lac-Saint-Jean region and allow them to tell you all about their culture.

Petite Décharge (outdoor exhibit shown year-round).

Exhibit showing old photos of the Petite Décharge River and downtown Alma.

Several temporary exhibits are also shown throughout the year.

For Families

Smile for the Camera!

Dress up like in the old days to immortalize your portrait.  Laughs all round assured!

Natural movement (Hébertism) activities and Dexterity Games (from June to October).

Challenge your entire family's set of skills and let your creativity run wild!

You are planning to enjoy a great day with your family? Bring your lunch!

Journey of the Founders

Hike our outdoor trail and discover remains left by the region's industries.

Along its 500 metres, you will find many artifacts as well as the ruins of an 80-foot-high water tower. Climb to the top and you will discover a breathtaking view of the region!

The trail is open year-round, weather permitting. In winter, snowshoes are provided for all visitors.

The 360° immersive experience The Sea inside (in high season only).

Shown in an old water tower, The Sea inside will transport you between land and sky, over the waters of the region's many lakes and rivers, all while meeting the people of the region.

An Augmented Reality Journey … L'Odyssée d'Émily

With Emily (virtual character), an electromechanical engineer, discover the origins and operation of certain artifacts, devices and vestiges found on the trail.

The sea inside

Map of the park


Summer 2024

June 13th to September 15th, 2024 : every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Off season

September 16th, 2024 to June 13th, 2025: Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Open all year round except for the following days

Thanksgiving Day / December 21st to January 4th / Easter Holiday / National Patriots’ Day.


Summer 2024
From June 13th to September 15th 2024
Adult 16,50 $
Senior 14,85 $
Student 14,05 $
Child (6-17) 9,00 $
Child (5 or less) Free
Family (2 adults+2 children) 41.00 $
Additional child 4,50 $
Group (15+) 13,20 $

Taxes are not included in prices.


Group reservation: contact us at [email protected]

Off season
From September 16th, 2024 to June 13th, 2025
Adult 12,40 $
Senior 11,15 $
Student 10,55 $
Child (6-17) 6,75 $
Child (5 or less) Free
Family (2 adults+2 children) 30,75 $
Additional child 3,40 $
Group (15+) 9,90 $

Taxes are not included in prices.


Group reservation: contact us at [email protected]