Daniel-Johnson Dam and Manic-5 Generating Station


Let yourself be mesmerized by Daniel-Johnson Dam, the largest multiple-arch-and-buttress dam in the world.

Bridging the Manicouagan valley some 200 km from Baie-Comeau, its unique design is a true monument of 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!

Free guided tour

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Approximate duration
2 hours

From June 24 to August 31
Daily tours in French
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Reservations required for groups of 10 or more

Tours in English are available for groups of 10 or more. Reservations required.

Information and reservations

1 866 526-2642



Visitors aged 18 years and over must present identification (health insurance card, driver's licence or passport) before they can tour the facility.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow sufficient time for registration.

For safety reasons, this visit is not recommended for children under two years of age.

Notice to Pacemaker Users

We suggest wearing flat and closed shoes.

Tour FAQs >>

Tour FAQs

Are reservations required during the summer tourist season?
No. Reservations are only required for groups of 10 or more and can be made by calling 1 866 La-Manic.

Is it possible to visit with young children?
Yes. Young children can play in our game room during the explanatory part of the visit.

Are strollers or infant carriers allowed on the visit?
For safety reasons, no personal effects are allowed during the visit. Strollers are therefore prohibited. However, infant carriers are allowed.

Is Manic-5 accessible to people with reduced mobility?
Yes. The tour will be adapted and a guide will accompany the person with reduced mobility and his/her group.

Are dogs allowed on the tour?
No. Animals are not allowed in our facilities and must remain in their owners' cars.

Is there a shuttle service between Baie-Comeau and Manic-5?
No. Visitors must make their own way to the site.

Is the road paved?
Yes. The road between Baie-Comeau and Manic-5 is paved.

Is there a service station between Baie-Comeau and Manic-5?
No. We recommend that you fill up on gas in Baie-Comeau.

Are there places to eat at Manic-5?
The Motel de l'énergie, a privately-owned business near the visitor information centre, runs a restaurant, convenience store and service station.

Will I be able to hear the guide well during the tour?
Yes. At the beginning of the tour, each visitor receives a headset with its own volume control.

How to get there

For more detailed maps/directions, use Google Maps.

Nearby attractions

  • Jardin des glaciers
  • Pointe-aux-Outardes nature park
  • Village Forestier d'antan de Franquelin
  • Centre national des naufrages du Saint-Laurent
  • Chant'amuse theatre group
  • Boisé de la Pointe St-Gilles
  • Centre des arts de Baie-Comeau
  • Pointe-des-Monts lighthouse
  • Maison du patrimoine de Baie-Comeau
  • Explos-Nature

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