Discover the secrets of the City of Aluminum.

Plunge into Arthur Vining Davis’ bold project : Arvida. Named after its founder, Arvida is acknowledged for the quality of its architecture, urban planning and landscaping.

Our mission

Identify, study, document and bring to life Arvida’s tangible and intangible heritage – as well as that of Kénogami and Jonquière – with a view to ensuring its enhancement, its influence, its preservation, its appropriation by the population and its transmission to future generations, inspired by the principles of ecomuseology.

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Arvida, City of aluminum


A true social and industrial utopia, the town of Arvida is the ultimate achievement of 19th– and 20th-century urban planning theories. It is the result of decades of research on housing, living conditions and planned industrial towns. Devised by renowned urban planners and architects, Arvida was born of an exchange of influences, and the construction techniques used during the building...

Arvida, City of aluminum In the foreground are the offices of the Aluminum Company of Canada, in the background, Arvida Hospital. Source : Arvida Heritage Centre
In the foreground are the offices of the Aluminum Company of Canada, in the background, Arvida Hospital. Source : Arvida Heritage Centre

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