Visit the Mont-Wright mining complex

In collaboration with

The Mont-Wright mine, the largest open pit iron mine in Canada.

This mining complex invites you to discover a world of giants. Uncover the secrets of iron ore extraction and concentration, get up close to mechanical giants and experience a life-size adventure!


The 2023 summer guided tours are over. We look forward to seeing you in June 2024.

Contact information

Fermont Tourist Information Office
Guided tours depart from Accueil Caniapiscau in Parc Jean Fortin.

 111 Boulevard Jean-Claude-Ménard

G0G 1J0 – Fermont (QC)

1855 – FERMONT (337-6668)

Plan your visit for 2024

Reservation required at the Fermont Tourist Information Office

1855 - FERMONT (337-6668)

Additional information

  • Visitors must be 10 years of age or older.
  • Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Pants, long sleeves and closed shoes must be worn.

Did you know that ?

Components of deposits

Our Mount Wright and Fire Lake deposits are high in specularite and low in magnetite, alumina and titanium.

Alternating quartz

The alternating of ore bands with quartz facilitates concentration through a gravimetric system located in our concentrator.

Complexity of folding

A very unique feature of these deposits is the complexity of the foldings which result in large and easily exploitable bands of ore due to their proximity to the surface.

Operational flexibility

The sheer size of Mont-Wright, one of the largest open-pit mines, allows operational flexibility that facilitates the mixing of ore to achieve the quality of concentrate sought by our customers.

Major assets

The presence of iron strips of varying ages and compositions, combined with the auxiliary deposits and the possibility of operating several pits at the same time are all major assets of this deposit of exceptional size.

Visit the Mont-Wright mining complex

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