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Address: Baie Comeau, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: 18665262642
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Nothing quite like it. In scale or visual shock!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Cary, North Carolina
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English first
Cary, North Carolina
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183 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 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 no longer are taking place. It is a shame, They could easily charge for it.

Thank tarheelrider
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 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
Phoenix, Arizona
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228 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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
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134 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 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 comprehensive tour and very fascinating. Night views of the dam from the look out are... More 

Thank Ricarda B
Ottawa, Canada
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310 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Manic-5 is the world's largest multiple-arch and buttress dam and is reached by driving north through thick woods along a narrow and sometimes poor quality road due north of the Quebec town of Baie-Comeau. Give yourself plenty of time to get there: you'll be delayed by roadworks and logging trucks and slow drivers, since there are very few places to... More 

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San Ramon, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Been there about 3 times through the years. You drive for 2,5 hours looking at trees and winding roads and then Bonn this mega structure appears. Very cool!!

Thank jacques t
Bristol, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This a a unique opportunity to experience a pretty in-depth (for a lay person) look at an engineering wonder. Security is high, for obvious reasons but the visit is well managed and safe. There are steps on the tour and damp uneven concrete floors in place to take note of. There is a short presentation so start with with Q&A... More 

Thank PatandAustin
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247 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Worth a visit if you can't resist large engineering projects. Of interest to only a few, but worth it if you have the time. Was really cold so didn't stay long.

Thank shorexcursions
New York
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62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

No kidding. Ok - I am a geek and i find large projects like this one fascinating. This tour is extremely thorough and you get to see parts of the powerhouse and Dam that you never are shown on other tours. It is really a thorough and excellent tour - and it is well worth the visit to get there.... More 

Thank T00ManyAirMiles
Mascouche, Canada
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Very educational for children and adults alike, a place written in recent history books because of the tenacity of the locals

Thank Strutu

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