NAME: Val jalbert
COUNTY: You said us only and it's in canada so....
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring,summer,fall
COMMENTS: I don't really know where it is but i know it most be near chicoutimi or bagot ville in quebec.My grandma was born there.
REMAINS: Some houses,general shop

This was a town made for the people who where working in a mine. The town became a ghost town when the mine close down in the early 1900. Submitted by: Vanessa

I was looking at your site, about QUEBEC PROVINCE ghost towns and I would like to bring some corrections to VAL JALBERT TOWN.
First, Val Jalbert was not a MINING town  but a Pulp and Paper mill.  
In 1901 a forestry entrepreneur from Lac-Bouchette, Damase Jalbert, decided to build a pulp mill at the foot of the Chute Ouiatchouan along with the first houses of what would become the village of Val-Jalbert.

After the death of its founder in 1904, the company fell under American control, and three years later was taken over by the Chicoutimi Pulp Company, with Julien-Édouard-Alfred Dubuc at the helm. The industrial complex and the village then began to expand rapidly. Mr. Dubuc proceeded with the expansion of the pulp mill and the addition of several houses in the village to accommodate the newly arrived workers and their families. This work was done according to a well-established urban plan and all the commodities found in villages of the era could be found in the village: electricity, aqueducts, and indoor washrooms.

From 1907 to 1924, Val-Jalbert prospered. However, after this period, serious financial problems arose, causing the final closure of the factory on August 13, 1927. Suddenly, the two hundred workers and their families found themselves jobless and forced to leave the village. Abandoned and then closed to public access, the working-class village died.

This place is now property of Gouvernement du Québec as a tourist place.

Located on Highway 169, between Chambord  town and city of Roberval.    Very nice to visit in summer, with camping facilities.   Closed in winter.

So, it is an  abandonned village turned in a touristic attraction. Fall higher that Niagara Falls. Houses that you can visit. Houses that you cannot visit because they will fall on you. You can go see the Lac St-Jean view from the top of the mountain. You will have to climb 751 stairs to go there or pay an extra 3 bucks to sit and go up in a chair lift... How sweet!


Normand Villeneuve