Visit Cascades plants

Our plants in action


Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit a plant in full production mode.

Through our guided tours, you’ll learn all about the the company's products, manufacturing processes, environmental practices and history. Discover how Cascades’ sustainable development values and practices have led it to become Canada’s leading collector of recyclable papers and tissue paper manufacturer.

Spring and fall : 3 departures by day, wednesday to sunday.
Summer : 3 departures by day, everyday.
Winter : On reservation, for group only.

Watch the promotional video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4pNGYdX5WQ

For more information or to make a reservation : 
Contact the Parc at : 1 888 753-7272 | 819 363-2528

The history of Cascades, as told through the Cascades Containerboard Packaging plant

This was the first plant to be acquired by the Lemaire brothers, back in 1964. The visitors hall is bedecked with artefacts, archival photos and samples to help you relive the company's history and get a behind-the-scenes look at containerboard production.

Tablet games and multimedia presentations make for a fun and informative approach to the history of Cascades and the life and times of the Lemaire brothers. This tour is also a chance to learn more about the paper produced at the plant as well as the paperboard products made in the different units. While it is not possible to tour the floor of the plant, you can enjoy a great view of an 11-ton roll in motion.

Schedule
Departure at 11:00 a.m.

Length of tour: 75 to 90 minutes

Capacity: 12 people

Departs from Parc Marie-Victorin

Note that, for reasons beyond our control, tours may have to be cancelled. Contact Parc Marie-Victorin for information.
Not available on June 8 and 9.

Cascades Tissue Group


Watch as this plant makes bathroom tissue, facial tissues, hand towels and paper towels from recycled paper and paperboard, right before your eyes. Learn more about the Cascades values and philosophy, as well as its unique management approach.

Tour the plant and observe each step involved in transforming recycled materials into tissue products. This tour also offers an up-close look at the impressive Alain-Lemaire Solar Park. As you move from one stop to the next, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation of Kingsey Falls and Cascades’ various facilities.

Schedule
Departures at 1:30 p.m.

Length of tour: 75 to 90 minutes

Capacity: 20 people 

Departs from Parc Marie-Victorin

Note that, for reasons beyond our control, tours may have to be cancelled. Contact Parc Marie-Victorin for information.
Not available on June 8 and 9.

 

Plastiques Cascades

Did you know that Cascades also makes specialty products? After your tour, we bet you’ll start to recognize Cascades products in your own fridge!

Plastiques Cascades makes EVOK® polystyrene foam trays, used in food packaging. These trays, made from 50% recycled materials, keep your meats, vegetables, fish and seafood fresher. This tour will show you how polystyrene is made, step-by-step, up to its transformation into a food tray!

The plant maintains the food industry’s HACCP certification and, as such, requires adherence to stringent sanitation standards. To tour the plant floor, you will be required to wear the Cascaders’ uniform. 

The Plastiques Cascades plant has stringent safety and sanitation measures in place. Goggles, hairnets, beard nets, laboratory coats, shoe covers and hearing protection devices are mandatory. These materials are provided on site. Moreover, jewellery and cellphones are not permitted inside the plants. Visitors will be provided with a locker, which they can lock. Eating and drinking are not permitted inside the plant.

Schedule
Departure at 3:00 p.m. 
Length of visit: 75 to 90 minutes
Capacity: 15 people
Depart from Parc Marie-Victorin

Note that, for reasons beyond our control, visits may have to be cancelled. Contact Parc Marie-Victorin for information.
Exceptionnally, this visit will only be available at the end of June. 

Safety measure


Caution: The tours take place in areas of the plant that are in operation. For your safety and that of the workers, you must respect certain safety measures in our facilities.

  • Tours are 75 to 90 minutes long.
  • Children under six years are not permitted.
  • The tours are not adapted to people in wheelchairs.
  • People who have a pace maker or respiratory problems, people with mobility restrictions, and pregnant women are admitted but must use their judgement regarding their capacity to walk for long periods as well as tolerate heat, noise and odours that may cause some discomfort.
  • For safety reasons, it is not possible to go near certain machines or areas of the plant. In such cases, you must remain in the designated tour corridor at all times.
  • Safety goggles are mandatory inside the plants. We provide each visitor with a pair of safety goggles that we then collect at the end of the tour.
  • Ear plugs are mandatory inside the plants. We provide each visitor with a pair ear plugs that will be discharge at the end of the tour. If a visitor wears a hearing-aid, they will be asked to lower the volume or completely close it for safety reasons.
  • Closed shoes (covering the toes and the heel) are mandatory. Heels will not be permitted. 
  • The temperature inside the plants can be very high, especially during heatwaves. Be sure to drink enough water, if applicable.
  • Please let us know of any special situation regarding yourself or your group.
  • Remain with your guide at all times during your tour. He or she will ensure the tour runs smoothly and is responsible for your safety in the event of an emergency.
  • It is not allowed to drink or eat in the plant.
  • The visit is only offered in French.
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385, boul. Marie-Victorin, Kingsey Falls (Quebec) J0A 1B0 1 888-753-7272 - 819 363-2528 info@parcmarievictorin.com