Musée J. Armand Bombardier - Valcourt, Québec, Canada
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N 45° 29.661 W 072° 18.592
18T E 710191 N 5041389
Quick Description: Musée J. Armand Bombardier is located in Valcourt, Québec, Canada.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 2/20/2014 1:33:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMK6P5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
The J. Armand Bombardier Museum presents highlights from Joseph-Armand Bombardier's life and work.

Discover a fascinating individual, ingenious inventor, and pragmatic visionary and entrepreneur - a man who changed history through revolutionary innovations in snow transport.

"The young Bombardier discovered his passion for mechanics at Valcourt, a small farming village in the Eastern Townships of Québec. As early as age 13, he was ingeniously manufacturing tractors, locomotives, and miniature boats equipped with clockwork mechanisms. Everything around him seemed to stimulate his inventive mind: he connected an aunt's spinning wheel to a steam engine and converted an old rifle to a miniature cannon. It was then that he glimpsed the challenge of his career: liberating the countryside from the long, oppressive winter by conquering the obstacle of snow."
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Le musée J. Armand Bombardier est fier de présenter les faits saillants de la vie et de l'oeuvre de Joseph-Armand Bombardier.

Découvrez cet homme fascinant, à la fois inventeur génial et entrepreneur visionnaire et pragmatique, qui a marqué l'histoire en contribuant à modifier pour toujours le transport sur neige.

"Le jeune Bombardier découvre sa passion pour la mécanique à Valcourt, petit village agricole des Cantons de l'Est. Dès l'âge de 13 ans, il s'ingénie à fabriquer des tracteurs, des locomotives, des bateaux miniatures et les munit de mécanismes d'horloges. Tout ce qui l'entoure semble stimuler son esprit inventif : le rouet d'une tante, qu'il dote d'un moteur à vapeur fabriqué avec des pièces de machine à coudre, un vieux fusil, qu'il transforme en mini-canon à poudre. Puis il entrevoit le défi de sa carrière : libérer les campagnes du lourd et lent hiver qui rend souvent si difficile l'accès à des services essentiels. Vaincre l'obstacle qu'est la neige en... glissant dessus."
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Primary Vehicle Category: Other

Hours of Operation:
Regular Schedule Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer season Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May 1 through Labour Day


Cost of Admission: 7.00 (listed in local currency)

Physical address of Museum:
1001 avenue J.-A.-Bombardier
Valcourt, Québec Canada
J0E 2L0


Museum Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
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