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That dam is huge! I took a drive to the top and it looked even bigger from up there. If you are... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Matthew A
Akron, Pennsylvania, United States
Nice tour of dam

This is an impressive dam with a well organized tour. You visit the top of the dam, walk over the... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Slingerlands, New York
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
389 Road, Baie Comeau, Quebec, Canada
+1 866-526-2642
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

That dam is huge! I took a drive to the top and it looked even bigger from up there. If you are in the area stop by for a little bit.

Thank Matthew A
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This is an impressive dam with a well organized tour. You visit the top of the dam, walk over the penstocks, and see inside the dam itself and the powerhouse. You can't take pictures inside. The tour is in French with an English language headset....More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice to see. Take a tour if you can. The views from the roadway are incredible. This is a large dam.

Reviewed 30 June 2018

Three buddies and myself took on what we called "Labraventure" last summer in July of 2017. Part of our trip took us to Manic 5. We decided to go looking for a place to camp near the dam instead of attempting to stay at the...More

Thank CoreyMac17
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Schedule this visit in the summertime. We drove and stayed in Baie Comeau specifically to tour the Daniel-Johnson Dam (formerly called Manic 5). It is spectacular and the tour is very interesting. (Tours end on August 31 and you would need to check the starting...More

Thank akajoanie
Reviewed 25 October 2017

After experiencing the wilderness of the Trans Labrador Highway it is amazing to see what monumental tracks can humans leave, changing the world. The enormous dam fills one with awe!

Thank gonjo
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

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16 September 2018|
Response from Sylvie L | Property representative |
Hi! There is no public transport to the Daniel-Johnson dam. It is situated in the woods on a lonely provincial road, 224 km north from Baie-Comeau. There is no city or population in proximity. The tours are offered every... More
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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