a living heritage

Discover the
city of aluminum!

Renowned for its architectural, urban, and landscape attributes, the city of aluminum holds an enviable worldwide position in urban planning. Welcome to Arvida!

Our exhibitions

  • Welcome to Arvida
  • Arvida, a dream on a human scale
  • Arvida, The city of aluminum
  • Welcome to Arvida

    Welcome to Arvida

    The permanent exhibition Welcome to Arvida is designed as a meeting, from the origins of the arvidian project at the beginning of the 1920s to its pinnacle in the 1960s. Some will discover a completely unknown piece of history while others will feel as if reconnecting with an old acquaintance or a close friend. Arvida […]

  • Arvida, a dream on a human scale

    Arvida, a dream on a human scale

    The Centre d’histoire Arvida offers a patrimonial and digital tour through the streets of the famous « city of aluminum ». Founded in 1926 by Arthur Vining Davis, the city of Arvida is one of the declared heritage sites. Grab your smart device and discover what was once called the « Washington of the North […]

  • Arvida, The city of aluminum

    Arvida, The city of aluminum

    Arvida was designed as a genuine socio-industrial utopia from the day it was founded in 1926 by the Aluminum Company of America. The exceptional layout of the metropolis came from the latest urban architectural trends and practices of the time. The virtual exhibition Arvida, the city of aluminum allows you to explore the streets of […]


the history that
forged Kénogami

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Centre d'histoire Arvida

Luc Noppen Conference

October 3, 2023

In the heart of the historic city of Arvida, the church of Sainte-Thérèse-de-l’Enfant-Jésus is distinguished by its remarkable architecture, which we understand its importance when we approach it on a regional and national scale. The lecture explores the heritage values of this exceptional place and show how its development, taking into account the possibilities and […]

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Summer Program 2023

June 21, 2023

The Centre d’histoire Arvida is temporarily relocated to the Arvida Library. Inform your guests, relatives and friends. The History Center is relocating to the Arvida library for a while!!! Take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy our guided tours for only $7. Please note that the theatrical guided tours on Saturdays at 1pm will depart […]

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Arvida, from the sky