Halfway between Montreal and Quebec City is the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site, which has been given $613,000 to improve its visitor experience. Starting in 1730, this “cradle of the Canadian iron and steel industry” operated until 1883. The Forges connects visitors to the 150-year history of this important site that manufactured pots, pans and stoves as well as iron for shipyards, royal arsenals and Canadian railways.

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