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Daniel-Johnson Dam

389 Road, Baie Comeau, Quebec, Canada
+1 866-526-2642
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Manic 5 is absolutely worth the time- Amazing visit!

We were driving the Trans Labrador Highway, then dropping down into Quebec on Rt 389. I knew about... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Catawba, Virginia
Turning a corner expecting to see more trees and then wow, there it is!

As we were driving the trans Labrador highway in the fall we missed out on the guided tours... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Montreal, Canada
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SPELLBINDING Let yourself be mesmerized by Daniel-Johnson dam, the highest multiple-arch-and-buttress dam in the world. Bridging the magnificent Manicouagan valley, its unique design is a true monument to Québec engineering. Whether you stand at the foot of the dam, inside or on the crest-plenty of thrills are guaranteed! Don't miss it!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
389 Road, Baie Comeau, Quebec, Canada
+1 866-526-2642
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were driving the Trans Labrador Highway, then dropping down into Quebec on Rt 389. I knew about the impact crater (the "eye of Quebec") but had no idea about the dam until we rounded a corner and there it loomed! Absolutely stunning sight! We...More

2  Thank foxtail1
Reviewed 5 January 2017

As we were driving the trans Labrador highway in the fall we missed out on the guided tours. However the sight is still incredible. we stopped and spent over an hour looking around the area. This is a trip well worth taking. Next year we...More

4  Thank 660kimberly
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Manic 5 is an incredible experience. You have read the other reviews and I agree with all of the positive things said about visiting here. If you are tenting or Rv'ing there is camping available 1 km south the the visitor center. It is...More

2  Thank JayeBirdHere
Reviewed 30 July 2016

a long curvy road to get there (3 hrs from Baie-Comeau) but when you arrive on the site, wow !! I know that was to be big but that big ?!! 2 hours visits with explanation. this is a thing to do in a lifetime.

1  Thank Isabelle R
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We did the tour on 21 July, 2016. The guide for the first half hour spoke in English. An English set of earphones was provided for the final hour. This was an excellent tour and the guides were delightful. The visitor center had excellent Wi-Fi...More

Thank Reed C
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Very interesting visit to the Barrage and the generator room. Ok I must admit my french was just minimal sufficient for the vitesse-quebecue. The group was transferred in an old school-bus from the visitors-center to the tourbine-room, later we visited the wall from inside and...More

Thank ThomyLeSuisse
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I traveled across the Trans-Lab Hwy into Quebec then down to Manic- 5. Crossing the hill on the right side of the dam on gravel and winding down to the bottom was quite a thrill. Amazing to see. I am told the the free tours...More

1  Thank tarheelrider
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Will find out more about water power generation in common language. will visit the inside of the dam vaults. see at night and take pictures from several point of views during the blue hour.

Thank JJ P
Reviewed 19 September 2015

The Quebec Manic Hydro Power System is an amazing and impressive engineering feat. The Central Manic-5 is most impressive but it is well worth the trip to see all the Manic dams and lakes.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Phenomenal dam to see. Tour is free and very good. Every effort is made to be sure that those who are not French speakers understand what the tour is about. Written translation of the what the tour guide is talking about is almost literal. Very...More

Thank Ricarda B
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2 July 2016|
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Response from JayeBirdHere |
Actually, there is additional camping at Manic 5. Just 1 km to the south there is a road marked to the overlook. If you pass the first turn out which is just a little wide area in the road, you will come to an abandoned... More