Manic-2 and Manic-5 hydroelectric dams

135, boulevard Comeau
Baie-Comeau (Quebec) Canada
G4Z 3B1
+1 866 LA MANIC
+418 294-3304

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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.

Opening dates

June 24 to August 31


Daily 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.)




Required for groups of 15 or more and for tours in English

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Interpretation Sites
Come and discover the Manic-2 and Manic-5 dams, which are sure to impress you with their size and advanced technology. Don't miss the guided tour, where the mysteries of hydroelectricity will be revealed.


  • Picnic area
  • No pets allowed
  • Boutique
  • Free parking

How to get there

From Baie-Comeau: Take Route 389 and head north. Manic-2 is 22 km (13 mi.) away while Manic-5 is 210 km (130 mi.) away.

Affiliations and distinctions


  • Tourisme Manicouagan
  • SATQ

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