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Daniel-Johnson Dam

389 Road, Baie Comeau, Quebec, Canada
+1 866-526-2642
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Fascinating place and the largest of it's kind in the world

Due to time restraints on our part we were not able to spend the two hours actually touring the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Ottawa, Canada
Beautiful sight to see... Massive

A massive and surprisingly beautiful sight... we were there just at dusk. It was along a rough and... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
St. John's, 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 7 September 2017

Due to time restraints on our part we were not able to spend the two hours actually touring the dam. However they had a really interesting visitors centre/display on the building of the dam. We spent a good hour looking around there and learning about...More

Thank Bejazzes
Reviewed 30 August 2017

A massive and surprisingly beautiful sight... we were there just at dusk. It was along a rough and windy road. Take care on the highway.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

We drove up route 389 to visit Manic 5. The drive up was very scenic. It is a quite winding road, with about 494 curves in the 214 km drive. The tour guide did a nice job explaining the history of the construction and other...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

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
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1 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