The construction of the L’Isle-Maligne hydroelectric plant in Lac Saint-Jean gave way to the creation of the town of Alma. Life in the Ville de l’hospitalité (town of hospitality) relies on its three strengths: industry, culture, and water.
Odyssée des Bâtisseurs bears witness to history through expositions, outdoor activities and the theme park at the foot of the former water tower, where the multisensory film L’aventure de l’eau is worth seeing on a 360° projection screen.
Alma is the starting point of the Véloroute des Bleuets and the visitor information centre offers free parking and services to cyclists. A 25 km urban cycling network gives access to the city centre and the shuttle, Le Maligneau, brings you across Rivière La Grande Décharge. The Dam-en-Terre tourist complex offers a beach, campground, and tourist accommodations close to town, in addition to a summer theatre and cruises on the majestic Lac Saint-Jean.
All year-round, festivals and major events take place in this flowery town, which has been honoured by Les Fleurons du Québec.The year will be filled with activities for everyone, including the Jeux du Québec games! There’s always something happening in this urban town with a vast choice of restaurants, bars, boutiques, a marina, and many hotels. Five Wi-Fi zones are available in the town.