Manic-5, worlds largest arch dam

Montreal to Labrador City, and back

An itnary by sri - 4 years ago
Duration: 3 days 11 hours
Distance covered on Earth: 2006 km/1246.5 mi
Budget (avg. per person): $101 to $250
Level of Planning: Less than an Hour
Highlights: Road trip, The Drive, Gravel Roads, Labrador City, Trans-Labrador Highway, Manic-5 dam, Only entirely drivable route to Newfoundland and Labrador, Baie-Comeau, Saguenay, QC175, QC172, QC138, QC 389, Big Land
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Day 1
Start: 10:00  Montreal, QC
End: 19:00 Baie-Comeau, QC
Mode: Car
Distance: 580.7 km/360.8 mi
Towards Saguenay from Quebec CityScenic lookout off QC 175Notice the color-blind friendly traffic lights, in SaguenayAlong scenic Route QC 172; The route from Saguenay to Tadoussac is at times as dramatic as CA-1QC 138 to Baie-Comeau didn't disappoint either
Activities: Scenic drive, Drive QC 172
Places to Eat: Saguenay
Start: 19:00  Baie-Comeau, QC
End: 09:30 (+1 days) Baie-Comeau, QC
Mode: Foot, Car
Distance: 0 m/0 mi
Hotel Le Manoir as viewed from within Pionniers parkPaper haulin' locomotive from the pastA hallway inside Hotel Le manoirThe city of Baie-Comeau
Sights: Pionniers Park, Paper Mill
Activities: Walk around town
Places to Eat: Le Blues
Places to Stay: Hotel Le Manoir

Day 2
Start: 09:30  Baie-Comeau, QC
End: 17:30 Labrador City
Mode: Car
Distance: 422.3 km/262.4 mi
QC 389 at Baie-Comeau; The road aheadManic-5 Dam; World's largest Arch DamThe 51st not-so-parallelBeautiful long stretches of 10-12% graded roads; mostly paved, sometimes gravellyThe only entry to NL that can be reached just by driving
Sights: Mainc-2 Dam, Manic-5 Dam, World's Largest Arch Dam, Ghost town Gagnon, Numerous Lakes, 3 One Lane bridges, 9 Rail road crossings, Red-stained streams, 10-12% grades, long stretches of road, Manicougan River, Manicougan Reservoir
Activities: Scenic drive, Drive QC 389, Get (expensive) gas just before Manic-5, Drive on Gravel Road for about 100km, Tour of Manic-5, Change your clocks to Atlantic Time
Places to Eat: No services between Manic-5 and Fermont
Start: 17:30  Labrador City
End: 08:00 (+1 days) Labrador City, NL
Mode: Foot, Car
Distance: 0 m/0 mi
Sir Wilfred Grenfell Hotel (Wabush Hotel)A setting sunWabush after sunsetThe Wabush ArenaInside the Wabush Hotel
Activities: Smokey Mountains Recreation Area, Hike to Crystal Falls, Buy Souvenirs at Jubbers
Places to Eat: Pizza Delight
Places to Stay: Wabush Hotel

Day 3
Start: 08:00  Labrador City, NL
End: 19:00 Baie-Comeau, QC
Mode: Car
Distance: 422.3 km/262.4 mi
Quebec welcoming us onto QC 389Just outside Fermont, QC; An ode to the Iron ore industryOne of the numerous lakes along QC 389 springing away from the clutches of winterSOS phones placed and marked along QC 389, just in caseThe Hart-Jaune river; Just before it flows under the one-lane bridge on QC 389
Sights: Mainc-2 Dam, Manic-5 Dam, World's Largest Arch Dam, Ghost town Gagnon, Numerous Lakes, 3 One Lane bridges, 9 Rail road crossings, Red-stained streams, 10-12% grades, long stretches of road, Manicougan River, Manicougan Reservoir
Activities: Scenic drive, Drive QC 389, Get (expensive) gas just afterManic-5, Drive on Gravel Road for about 100km, Tour of Manic-5, Change your clocks Eastern/Quebec Time
Places to Eat: No services between Manic-5 and Fermont
Start: 19:00  Baie-Comeau, QC
End: 10:00 (+1 days) Baie-Comeau
Mode: Foot, Car
Distance: 0 m/0 mi
Hotel Le Manoir in Baie-Comeau
Activities: Sit on the terrace overlooking the bay at the Hotel Le Manoir
Places to Eat: Le Blues
Places to Stay: Hotel Le Manoir

Day 4
Start: 10:00  Baie-Comeau, QC
End: 21:00 Montreal, QC
Mode: Car
Distance: 580.7 km/360.8 mi
Scenic QC 138 W from Baie-Comeau did not disappoint even on a cloudy dayQC 172 W to Saguenay; stunning all the wayQC 172W, just outside SaguenayThe dramatic QC 175S towards Quebec CityA scenic lookout off QC 175S
Activities: Scenic drive, Drive QC 138, Drive QC 172
Places to Eat: Saguenay