Manicouagan 2 and Manicouagan 5 Hydroelectric Dams and Installations

135 boul. Comeau
Baie-Comeau, QC G4Z 3B1- Map It

AAA Editor Notes

Manicouagan 2 and Manicouagan 5 Hydroelectric Dams and Installations (Installations de Production d'Électricité de Manicouagan 2 et de Manicouagan 5), 22 km (14 mi.) and 214 km (133 mi.) n. on Hwy. 389, respectively, are among the world's largest hydroelectric power dams, each capable of producing more than 1 million watts. Manic 2 has a 70-metre (230-ft.) waterfall and a 518-square-kilometre (200-sq.-mi.) reservoir. The Manic 5, Barrage Daniel-Johnson, which has a 2,000-square-kilometre (772-sq.-mi.) reservoir and a 150-metre (490-ft.) waterfall, is the largest arch and buttress type dam in the world. Note: Photo ID is required to tour the facility. Tour narration in English is offered. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Free.
Hours: Both separate 90-minute guided tours of each installation are offered daily at 9:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30, June 24-Aug. 31.