Mine Cristal

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“Mine Cristal, where sound and crystalline frequencies bring well-being.” A unique geological gem in Canada, Mine Cristal was founded by Gaudry and Pauline Normand in 1989. Mining, tourism, education, cultural presentations and artisanal creations are the five vocations. Their mission is threefold: to protect this enchanting site as a crystal sanctuary, to present mineralogical life to visitors and to make Quebec's quartz crystals accessible. Extracted by hand from their 300-million-year-old massive white quartz vein, the sparkling crystals from this mine are considered to be the among the most beautiful in the world. Activities include guided mine tours, crystal instrument concerts, specialized workshops, rock shop, museum, picnic area, panoramic view.

Activities and services

Services

  • Tourist signs

Access for people with restricted physical ability

  • Tourist and leisure companion

Schedule

  • Seasonal
  • Schedule  June to September.
  • Detailed schedule  June and September: weekends, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Consult our Web site for more details.

Rates

  • Entrance  with fee
  • Detailed rates  Guided visits, concerts and classes: admission fee. Museum and store: free admission. Consult our Web site for more details.
  • Group rates available

Awards and mentions

  • Awards and/or Mentions  TripAdvisor: 2015 Certificate of Excellence (tourist attraction) Portrait des Arts de la Scène in the Val-Saint-François region 2014 (concerts) Portrait des Métiers d'Art In the Val-Saint-François region 2013 (crystal instruments) Camping Caravaning, "The geological jewel in Bonsecours" September 2013 (tourist attraction)

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