Discover the wealth of mining heritage in virtual reality

MRC des Appalaches announced the opening of an entirely new virtual reality space at the Minero Museum in Thetford. This allows you to fly over the abandoned mining sites located in the area.

3D videos integrated into the visual field of virtual helmets provide the most intriguing opportunity to tackle mining wells submerged in turquoise waters, mining dumps and remnants of ancient asbestos mines.

These are the British Canadians at Thetford Mines, the Carrie at Sacré-Coeur-de-Jésus and Tring-Jonction, the Beaver at Thetford Mines and the Lac d’amiante mine set up each in Thetford Mines. And in Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine.

“Technology allows us to live, despite the pandemic, a unique cultural experience that highlights our regional heritage,” said Governor Paul Fashionon.

A virtual tour of the heritage sites

The heritage site tours platform that launched earlier last summer is now available at This virtual immersion combines 360-degree panoramas with footage captured on the ground and from the air with a drone.

The visit, also supported by archival photos and narration, allows visitors to visually capture all the historical richness of the places listed. “By visiting this platform, it is possible to discover more than forty important places of urban, religious, industrial and landscape heritage spread across the 19 municipalities of the Migrant Resource Center,” added Mr. Fashionon.

In both projects, photographer and entrepreneur Patrick Nadeau snapped the shots. All this is made possible thanks to the 2018-2020 Cultural Development Agreement signed with the Quebec government.

Frank Mccarthy

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