Quebec maritime

Manic-2 and Manic-5 hydroelectric dams

Hydro-Québec
  • Georges-Dor Pavilion, the reception building at Manic-2
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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, young and old alike will be awed by the enormous Manic-2, one of the world’s largest hollow-joint gravity dam, and by 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
From June 24 to August 31
Schedule
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.)
Cost
Free
Reservations
Required for groups of 15 or more and for tours in English
Activities available in summer
Guided Tours
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.
Industrial Heritage
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.
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.
Services
  • 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
Affiliations
  • Tourisme Manicouagan
  • SATQ

Activities

Opening dates
From June 24 to August 31
Schedule
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.)
Cost
Free
Reservations
Required for groups of 15 or more and for tours in English
Contact
135, boulevard Comeau
Baie-Comeau (Quebec) Canada
G4Z 3B1
Phone: 418 294-3687
Fax: 418 294-3304
Toll free: 1 866 LAMANIC

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