Belvédère de la Mine BC

Thetford Mines • Région de Thetford
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Belvédère de la Mine BC

Contact details

Face à4233, street Du Lac Noir
Thetford Mines Québec, G6H 1S9
List of itineraries

418 423-3333


In a few words

The BC Mine ceased operations more than 25 years ago. The water from the phreatic aquifer therefore filled the well, and its turquoise color attracts people from all over the province.

This lookout is accessible for free by Rue du Lac Noir in the Black Lake sector. It offers an exceptional point of view on the pits, transformed into a turquoise blue lake, as well as on the mining installations of the BC Mine. Recall that this mine, opened in 1908, was closed permanently on November 1, 1997.

To get there: DO NOT ENTER THE MINE SITE. Meet at the Magasin Général O'Brien, at 4233 Rue du Lac-Noir, Thetford Mines, QC G6H. The belvedere is opposite, at the top of a staircase of about fifty steps.

For Real!

Where does this turquoise color come from? Fine particles suspended in water reflect the blue and green wavelengths of sunlight. The effect is accentuated by the background of clear rocks.

Geneviève Clavet Roy, Belvédère de la Mine BC

Schedule and prices


At all times, except the winter period