Do you know how electricity is produced? Visit the Jean-Lesage (Manic-2) and Manic-5 hydroelectric power plants to find out! During this fascinating industrial tour, visitors of all ages will be awed by these giants: Manic-2, one of the world’s largest hollow-joint gravity dams, and the Daniel-Johnson Dam, the world’s largest multiple-arch-and-buttress dam.
The tour guide will explain how these two dams were built, their main features and how they work. Explore the world of electric power, discover our rich heritage and admire the sheer size of the dams.
June 24 to August 31
ScheduleDaily tours at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (Open from May 1 to June 24 for groups of 15 or more upon reservation.)
ReservationsRequired for groups of 15 or more and for tours in English
4 guided tours a day from June 24 to August 31: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
- Picnic area
- No pets allowed
- Free parking
How to get there
From Baie-Comeau, head north on Route 389. Manic-2 is 22-km (13-mi.) drive, while Manic-5 is a 210-km (130-mi.) drive.
Affiliations and distinctions
- Tourisme Manicouagan
- Québec Tourist Attractions Society (SATQ)