Saunders Hydro Dam Visitor Centre opens for the season

May 23, 2023
Saunders Hydro Dam Visitor Centre
Saunders Hydro Dam Visitor Centre

The popular Saunders Hydro Dam Visitor Centre will open its doors for the 2023 summer season beginning on Tuesday, May 23rd.

Located at 2500B Second Street West, on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall, the visitor centre showcases the rich history of the St. Lawrence Seaway
and Power Project as well as the communities and people affected. The centre also features exciting and informative interactive displays that make it a key tourist
destination in the Cornwall area.

“The Saunders Hydro Dam Visitor Centre is a landmark attraction in Cornwall that highlights a unique part of the region’s history,” said Kevin Lajoie, Tourism Officer with the City of Cornwall. “The interactive displays and one-of-a-kind artifacts make it a must-visit site for people of all ages.”

The Saunders Hyrdo Dam Visitor Centre is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm for the summer tourism season, which runs from May 23rd to September 1st. Admission to the visitor centre and all programming is free.

“We are excited to announce the opening of the Saunders Hydro Dam Visitor Centre for the 2023 public tourism season.” Says Mike Woodcock, Plant Manager at the R.H. Saunders Generating Station. “At Ontario Power Generation, we believe in being a good corporate citizen and neighbour. The visitor centre serves as a safe, inclusive, and educational space for tourists, community partners and the public to enjoy.”

Additional information

For additional information on the Saunders Hydro Dam Visitor Centre, including upcoming events, visit the OPG website or contact the visitor centre directly at 613-932-4563.


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