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Baie-Comeau, Quebec

Located in the Côte-Nord region of the province of Quebec, Canada, the city of Baie-Comeau is nestled on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River near the mouth of the Manicouagan River, and is the seat of Manicouagan Regional County Municipality. The city is comprised of two urban centres, Baie-Comeau proper and Hauterive. The landscape of the Baie-Comeau region has been shaped by glacial retreats and other natural phenomena. Important geological features include the Manicouagan and St. View more

Lawrence rivers in the Manicouagan-Uapishka World Biosphere Reserve, and the immense Manicouagan crater, which was formed by a meteorite. The oldest part of Baie-Comeau is the Old Post, or Vieux-Poste, an area near the mouth of the Amédée River. In 1889, the Saint-Eugène-de-Manicouagan Mission was founded by Eudists, and the first sawmill in the Côte-Nord region was built in 1898. In 1916, Route 138 was extended to Saint-Eugène-de-Manicouagan and in 1929, its post office opened with the English name of Comeau Bay. Eastern Baie-Comeau was founded in 1936 with the construction of a paper mill. The region's burgeoning timber, pulp and paper industries prompted remarkable growth, and the town of Baie-Comeau was incorporated the following year. In 1950, the village of Saint-Eugène-de-Manicouagan was incorporated as the Municipality of Hauterive. In 1982, Hauterive was merged into Baie-Comeau. As a result of its deep-water seaport and access to forestry, energy and mining in northeast Canada, Baie-Comeau combines sustainable industrial development with a thriving natural ecosystem. In fact, few others cities around the world possess a major industrial complex at the heart of a global reserve like the World Reserve Biosphere of Manicouagan-Uapishka. The Baie-Comeau region also boasts engineering masterpieces in the realm of hydroelectricity, including the Jean-Lesage Generating Station, Manic 2Central Dam, Manic 5 Generating Station and Daniel Johnson Dam. The development of the Baie-Comeau region was bolstered by the industrialization of modern Québec by means of its natural resources. The presence of the Saint Lawrence River, forestry, the creation of saw and paper mills, and the emergence of a world-class aluminum smelter all led to the expansion of the territory. Baie-Comeau and its environs are ideally-suited for a variety of popular inland and coastal excursions. Its proximity to the confluence of the Manicouagan and St. Lawrence rivers in the Manicouagan-Uapishka World Biosphere Reserve offers easy access to a vast natural paradise replete with exceptional geological phenomena, incredibly rich wildlife and forest habitats. Explore the exquisite coast and crystal-clear waters teeming with marine mammals and undersea treasures whilst boating, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, and hunting. In the summer, an abundance of activities include golf, cycling and hiking trails, beaches, parks, flight-seeing, and more. Winter is no less exciting; the region's abundant snowfall is ideal for downhill skiing at the Centre de ski du Mont-Tibasse, and cross-country skiing and ski-skating at Sentier Norfond and Les Sentiers de la Rivière Amédée. Due to its compact size, Baie-Comeau can be easily explored in just a single day.

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Excursiones en Baie-Comeau, Quebec

Baie Comeau Historical Walking Tour

Depart the pier for a short ride on the shuttle bus to the Baie-Comeau's town centre. Take a walking tour through Baie-Comeau's heritage area and enjoy culture of this unique French community with its scenic views,boutiques, art galleries, landmarks and, of course, it's beautiful natural setting.


Place La Salle

Starts at Place La Salle, situated in Baie-Comeau's heritage area. This quaint commercial artery, full of sites of historical interest, bustles with specialty food shops, souvenir stores, art galleries, fine restaurants, and nightclubs.


St. Amelie's Church

The church features the pink granite of Québec's North Shore. Once inside, note the 1,793 square yards (1500 square metres) of fresco paintings, the thirty stained glass windows representing characters from the Bible, and the magnificent Casavant organ.


St. Andrew's Anglican Church

Built in 1937, this was the first church in the Baie-Comeau area. Built in Tudor style, it has imposing oak trim and stained glass windows. The main window depicts local forest animals


Mance

The walk continues to Mance where, from the lookout, you can admire the magnificent scenery. Along Champlain Street where the former Premier of Canada, Brian Mulroney, spent his childhood. Have the chance to visit the town's famous hotel, Manoir Baie-Comeau, where cake and tea will be served.


Manoir Baie-Comeau

Robert Rutherford McCormick, president of the Chicago Tribune, founded Baie-Comeau in 1937 when he established a paper plant to control costs for his newspaper business. He built a sumptuous manor that later burned to the ground in 1965. The manor was re-built in 1965 using stone instead of wood. It was completely renovated in 2004 and is now a hotel with all the charm of an old French colonial manoir, with most of the rooms, dining room, terrace and gardens open on to spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River. Enjoy cake and tea during your stop at the Manoir.


Return to Place La Salle on foot where you have the option of either remaining in town and taking the shuttle back to the ship, or returning immediately to the ship.


Please note: This tour is conducted entirely on foot, and is not recommended for guests utilizing a wheelchair or with limited mobility. Comfortable walking shoes and a lightweight jacket are recommended.

Best of Baie Comeau

This tour, combining history, nature, and technology, is another great way to get an overview of Baie-Comeau!


Colonel Robert McCormick, the president of the Chicago Tribune, founded the city in 1937 when he established a pulp and paper plant to control costs for his newspaper business. Today, Baie-Comeau is a high-tech industrial hub for hydroelectricity and home to about 23,000 residents. On this tour you will learn about the rich religious and cultural heritage, as well as the strong character of the hearty souls living in this remote paradise.


Havre St. Pancrace Lookout

From the pier, depart on the short drive to the magnificent Havre St. Pancrace lookout, 600 metres high for a brief photo stop. During Prohibition in the 1930s, this isolated spot was a popular delivery point for contraband liquor!


Village Forestier d'Antan

Continue on to a forest interpretation center known as Village Forestier d'Antan. The forest industry was crucial to the development of the North Shore. Activities such as cutting, hauling, driving, and other aspects of life in the forest are presented at this interpretation center. Typical buildings, period objects, and old photographs illustrate lumberjack's living conditions and way of life of this period.


Place La Salle

Finally there will be a short tour of Baie-Comeau's heritage area, including Place La Salle (this quaint commercial artery, home of the Biosphere square, full of sites of historical interest, bustles with specialty food shops, souvenir stores, art galleries, fine restaurants, and nightclubs), Mance look out where visitors can admire the magnificent scenery and Champlain Street where the former Premier of Canada, Brian Mulroney, spent his childhood.


At the end of the walking tour, guests may opt to stay in town or return immediately to the ship at the end of the tour if time permits.


Please note: This tour involves approximately 200 yards (182 metres) of walking and is not recommended for guests utilising a wheelchair or with limited mobility. Comfortable walking shoes and a lightweight jacket are recommended. Tour may operate in a school bus.

The Boreal Adventure Highlights & Glacier Exploration Centre

Unique in the world, only in Baie-Comeau, right in the heart of the Manicouagan-Uapishka Reserve this is the best immersive, interactive and multi-sensory experience in Canada. Take a journey back in time and experience the northern adventure some 20,000 years under the ice. Through the magic of sound, image, light and multimedia technologies, you will be transported to the centre of the glacier.


Depart the pier via coach for the short ride to the Glacier Exploration Station


Glacier Exploration Station

This world class multimedia show is an interactive, immersive, and multi-sensory experience that allows you to explore a glacier from top to bottom and even gives you a glimpse of the old seas that lie beneath. Be inspired as you to learn, dream, and see yourself in a new light; to win you over, distract you, and dazzle you; to immortalize the past; and tell a fascinating story. As you pursue this multifaceted mission, strive to transform your visit into a unique and fascinating multi-sensory experience.


The multimedia show is divided into three acts composed of spectacular and unique projections. You will first you admire the "Vastness of the Glaciers", a three Dimensional-inspired projections that flies you over a glacier that has evolved and been shaped by the Earth's changing climate throughout history.


You will then hop in a virtual elevator that will take you 4 km underneath the glacier. It's an environment of immersive visuals and stunning sound effects. Finally, you will discover the "Ancient Seas of Québec".


The Garden of the Glaciers, in collaboration with Chamonix Mont-Blanc, presents its most impressive temporary exhibition to date: Glaciers and Men. Keepers of the precious archives about the past climate of our planet, as well as experts of the discipline, have brought to the public and newcomers an exhibition of the most significant glaciers by presenting photos from all around the world.


There will be a short tour of Baie-Comeau's heritage area, including Place La Salle (this quaint commercial artery, home of the Biosphere square, full of sites of historical interest, bustles with specialty food shops, souvenir stores, art galleries, fine restaurants, and nightclubs). Mance look out where visitors can admire the magnificent scenery and Champlain Street where the former Premier of Canada, Brian Mulroney, spent his childhood. Guests may either stay in town or return immediately to the ship at the end of the tour if time permits.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking at the station and in town. It is wheelchair accessible and suitable for guests with limited mobility. Comfortable walking shoes and a lightweight jacket are recommended. Tour may operate in a school bus.

The Pioneer Road

This tour examines many facets of Baie-Comeau's history, including the history of the lumber industry and the history of the navigation on the St. Lawrence River in years past.


National Center

The first stop will be the National Center for the St. Lawrence River Shipwrecks which tells the story of numerous strange and extraordinary shipwrecks at Baie-Trinité. A multimedia show at the center allows visitors to revisit a moment in Québec's history and "board" the Elizabeth and Mary, a ship from the fleet of Admiral William Phipps, which sank in 1690. Stories of other shipwrecks are also told. Explore the artifact exhibit which regroups a collection of objects retrieved from shipwrecks or simply wander the beach and possibly observe whales, dolphins, or seals.


Pointe-des-Monts Lighthouse

Next see the Pointe-des-Monts lighthouse, built on a rocky point at the mouth of the Gulf of the St. Lawrence, it is testament to a time when navigating this river was often a dangerous challenge. With an important increase in maritime traffic between the United Kingdom and Canada in the early 19th century, the number of shipwrecks also increased. So it was that a series of lighthouses was built to guide the way and to offer a site where survivors of shipwrecks could find warmth and provisions.


Opened in 1830 with a whale-oil lamp, this lighthouse underwent numerous improvements and operated until 1964. Find exhibits on all seven floors of the lighthouse: furniture, interpretive panels, photos illustrating the living conditions of the guardians, and stories of shipwrecks and the survivors who sometimes had to stay here throughout the entire winter.


Village forestier d'antan

After the Lighthouse visit the forest interpretation center known as Village forestier d'antan. The forest industry was crucial to the development of the North Shore. Activities such as cutting, hauling, driving, and other aspects of life in the forest are presented at this interpretation center. Typical buildings, period objects, and old photographs illustrate lumberjack's living conditions and way of life of this period.


Baie-Comeau

Finally there will be a short tour of Baie-Comeau's heritage area, including Place La Salle (this quaint commercial artery, home of the Biosphere square, full of sites of historical interest, bustles with specialty food shops, souvenir stores, art galleries, fine restaurants, and nightclubs). Mance look out where visitors can admire the magnificent scenery and Champlain Street where the former Premier of Canada, Brian Mulroney, spent his childhood. Guests may either stay in town or return immediately to the ship at the end of the tour if time permits.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking at the at all the locations and in town as well as 150 steps along the way. It is not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Comfortable walking shoes and a lightweight jacket are recommended.

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