Multimedia Experience

The Glacier Exploration Station
 

 

20,000 Years under the Ice

Enjoy an interactive, immersive, multi-sensory experience that takes you to the very bottom of a 4-kilometre thick glacier, and tells you about the old seas that lie beneath. The multimedia show tells a fascinating story of pre-history, before the first humans arrived on this continent.

Your visit to the Glacier Exploration Station includes admission to a world-class multimedia show that is divided into 3 parts.

First, watch a short 3-D video that takes you on a journey over the 20,000-year old Laurentide Ice Sheet, a vast continental glacier. Watch it form and grow until it covers most of North America. Then, step inside a virtual elevator and “travel” 4 km to the bottom of the glacier, where visual and sound effects have created an astonishing, immersive environment. See the ice mass in constant movement, and witness how it changes the North Shore region as it retreats. Finally, return to the surface and see how the melting of the glacier some 10,000 years ago helped form ancient seas, and understand the impact these five seas had on human settlement in Quebec.

 

Duration: 90 minutes (includes a 45-minute visit to the Glaciers and Men exhibit)

Open to the general public from June 15th to August 25th 2017

Departures: 9 and 11 a.m. – 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

 

Glaciers and Men: Permanent Exhibition

 

Glaciers: Their Unique Place in History and Imagination

In collaboration with Chamonix–Mont -Blanc, the Glacier Garden presents Glaciers and Men, a permanent exhibition that is sure to fascinate amateurs and experts alike.

Glaciers are huge databases, containing crucial information about the history of our planet’s climate. This impressive collection of 250 beautiful and informative photographs presents a selection of alpine glaciers from around the world, reveals the secrets in their frozen core and documents the lives of the people who lived near them.

Duration: 45 minutes