Located in an exceptional church built in 1889 with a slate roof and steeple, the Centre d’interprétation de l’ardoise showcases the history and rich heritage of slate in Richmond, the only slate heritage city. In no other agglomeration in the country, is such a small territory home to the largest collection of historic slates buildings of the late 19th century, a working quarry, dozens of examples of old buildings covered with local slates, townhouses or country homes, barns, churches, and a museum on this fascinating stone. The Centre offers many activities. In addition to its permanent exhibition explaining the reasons for the development of this heritage in the Richmond area, and not elsewhere. Visitors can register for different circuits in a minibus: a circuit of the historic slate buildings, a religious circuit (many churches with slate roofs), the circuit to the Kingsbury Ardoisière and its village, a circuit of the Richmond cultural landscape while kayaking on the Saint François River. Other cultural activities are offered at the Centre, temporary exhibitions and three different theater lectures.