Let’s take a journey back in time to a century ago, into the era of Québec's early paper mills and into the heart of a vibrant company village.
TKNL was commissioned to revive Val-Jalbert’s fascinating history by immersing visitors in the daily lives of its inhabitants, paying tribute to the mill workers, their sacrifices and the community they built together.
We approached our subject with a certain sensibility in order to cast the lives of paper and pulp workers―the very reason of Val-Jalbert’s existence―in an entirely new light.
Guests travel through three environments, each an immersive experience leading to fragments of history that place them at the very heart of the adventure.
First, an exhibition space acts as a testament to the site’s role as a place of work, a place of industrial production inside a company village.
Then, two accurate and highly interactive models, depicting both inside and outside views of the mill, focus on its technical and operational aspects.
Finally, an immersive, multi-sensory show, the crux of the whole experience, brings visitors head to head with the humans that built this epic tapestry. The story unfolds in 360º, as wind, rain, snow and heat reinforce the feeling of being at the very heart of the adventure.
Observing eyes might even catch a glimpse of the ghosts lurking in the shadows...