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Baie-Comeau, QC, Canada

Baie Comeau is a city located approximately 420 kilometers (260 mi) north-east of Quebec City in the Côte-Nord region of the province of Quebec, Canada. It is located on the shores of the 

Saint Lawrence River

near the mouth of the

Manicouagan River

, and is the seat of Manicouagan Regional County Municipality. There are two urban area population centers within the city limits: Baie-Comeau proper and Hauterive.

History

Baie-Comeau itself (the eastern part of the current town) was founded in 1936 when a paper mill was constructed by Colonel Robert R. McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Experiencing remarkable growth, the Town of Baie-Comeau... Read more

Baie-Comeau, QC, Canada

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Baie Comeau is a city located approximately 420 kilometers (260 mi) north-east of Quebec City in the Côte-Nord region of the province of Quebec, Canada. It is located on the shores of the 

Saint Lawrence River

near the mouth of the

Manicouagan River

, and is the seat of Manicouagan Regional County Municipality. There are two urban area population centers within the city limits: Baie-Comeau proper and Hauterive.

History

Baie-Comeau itself (the eastern part of the current town) was founded in 1936 when a paper mill was constructed by Colonel Robert R. McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Experiencing remarkable growth, the Town of Baie-Comeau was incorporated the following year. The area continued to see economic development with the establishment of the hydro-electric power stations on the Manicouagan and Outardes Rivers beginning with the Chutes-aux-Outardes Station in 1952, an aluminum smelter in 1958, and grain warehouses (the largest in Canada) in 1959.

Climate

In July, the average daily high is near 21°C (70°F) but at night it cools down to a temperature near 10°C (50°F). In January, the average daily high is about -9°C (16°F) but at night it cools down to a temperature near -20°C (-4°F). No matter when in the year you go, you should always bring a jacket. Temperatures can deviate significantly from the average, so be prepared.


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Baie-Comeau, QC, Canada: Port Information


Cruise liners dock at the pier. The center of the city is within walking distance (about 1.2 miles). Besides, one can take a shuttle bus.

Get around Baie-Comeau, QC, Canada


It's best to have a car to drive around since the two parts of Baie Comeau are separate. Walking may be reasonable depending on the distance and season.

  • Budget Location De Vehicules, 799, boul Laflèche, ☎ +1 418-294-4404. Hire car rental.

What to see in Baie-Comeau, QC, Canada


  • Atelier Carole Caron, 1181 rue de Dieppe, G5C 3G4, ☎ +1 418 589-9547. Carole Caron paints on fabric with acrylic resin. Her works mostly feature colorful and lively scenes of children.
  • Centre Boreal du St-Laurent, 3, avenue Denonville, G4Z 2W6, ☎ +1 418 296-0177. This forest learning center allows visitors to discover the effects glaciers had on the Cote Nord region and its landscapes. Other attractions and activities include a natural park, observation sites, hiking trails and more.
  • Centre des arts de Baie-Comeau, 1660, rue de Bretagne, ☎ +1 418 295-2000, e-mail: info@cabc.baie-comeau.ca. Shows and Concerts
  • Galerie d'art Claude Bonneau, 13, place La Salle, ☎ +1 418 296-8862. Exhibition of art and antiques.

What to do in Baie-Comeau, QC, Canada


  • Maison de la Faune, 3501, boulevard Lafleche, G5C 3W7, ☎ +1 418 589-2219. Visitors will discover and learn about the fauna or wildlife of the Cote-Nord region. Children under the age of seven get in free. Hiking trails and a boutique are also available.
  • Le Theatre de Baie-Comeau, 1660, rue de Bretagne, G5C 3S3, ☎ +1 418 295-2500. Constructed in 1992, the theatre can accommodate 850 guests and showcases a variety of plays and shows during the year. Ticket packages are available.
  • The Whale Route. Côte-Nord – Manicouagan and Côte-Nord – Duplessis border the St. Lawrence for 1250 kilometers (775 miles), from Tadoussac to Blanc-Sablon. The coastline of these regions has been designated the Whale Route, since 13 different species, including the blue whale, can be found in the waters of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence.

What to eat and drink in Baie-Comeau, QC, Canada


  • L'Aquarium Sushi Bar, (West) 861, boulevard Lafleche, (East) 38 Place LaSalle G5C 1C7, ☎ +1 418 589-5887 (West), +1 418 296-2887 (East). Casual dining and an impressive selection of fresh sushi rolls, combination platters, and signature dishes are served up at this restaurant, which offers locations in the eastern and western sectors of the city.
  • Brochetterie Chez Greco, 1257, boul. Laflèche, ☎ +1 418 295-3003. There are a variety of authentic Greek specialties at this restaurant. The menu features moussaka, spanakopita, tzatziki, and more Greek foods.
  • Restaurant Bar Terrasse Les Trois Barils, 200, boulevard Lasalle G4Z 1S7, ☎ +1 418 296-3681. This restaurant has a varied menu consisting of Canadian, Italian and regional specialties. Steak and seafood dishes are also popular. Dining accommodations for up to 175 guests including a terrace.
  • Restaurant Dixie Lee Poulet Frit, 1150, boulevard Laflèche G5C 3B2, ☎ +1 418 589-3376. This restaurant serves flavorful fried chicken. The chicken is tender and seasoned.
  • Restaurant La Cache d'Amelie, 37, avenue Marquette, G4Z 1K4, ☎ +1 418 296-3722. Guests can enjoy a fine-dining experience and sample regional dishes. The restaurant is licensed and includes a non-smoking section.
  • Restaurant Les Pates, 836, rue de Puyjalon. G5C 1N1, ☎ +1 418 589-9921. Enjoy pizza and fresh stuffed pastas from this restaurant. Delivery is available.
  • Restaurant Nori, 905, rue Bosse, G5C 1L8. The restaurant features an Asian menu of fine-cuisine including seafood specialties. The location is licensed and provides non-smoking sections for its patrons.
  • Restaurant Pizza Royale, 2674, boulevard Laflèche (Route 138) G5C 1E4, ☎ +1 418 589-5427, e-mail: emplois@pizzaroyale.ca. Menu includes several types of pizza as well as other dishes such as pasta, salads, sandwiches and Chinese food. The restaurant is also licensed and is open late on weekends.

Shopping in Baie-Comeau, QC, Canada


  • Centre Manicouagan, 600, boul. Laflèche G5C 2X8, ☎ +1 418 589-9651. There are over 50 stores and boutiques at this shopping mall in Baie-Comeau. A renovated food-fair offers a non-smoking environment. Open daily.
  • Galeries Baie-Comeau inc., 300, boulevard La Salle, ☎ +1 418 296-6461. Shopping mall, several shops.

Safety in Baie-Comeau, QC, Canada


Quebec is generally a safe place. Visitors should use common sense when traveling, as they would anywhere else. There are very, very few places (if any) where a tourist will encounter violence or the usual tourist plagues such as pickpockets. Opportunistic theft (valuables left without surveillance, unlocked car doors, ...) is slightly more of a concern in some areas but tourists are no more subjected to it than are the locals. As a general rule, you are statistically as safe or safer than home when you're in Quebec.

Language spoken in Baie-Comeau, QC, Canada


English and French are official languages.

LOCAL TIME

5:44 am
November 17, 2019
America/Toronto

CURRENT WEATHER

-3.05 °C / 26.51 °F
few clouds
Mon

-1.33 °C/30 °F
overcast clouds
Tue

-0.26 °C/32 °F
snow
Wed

0.44 °C/33 °F
light snow
Thu

0.65 °C/33 °F
sky is clear

LOCAL CURRENCY

CAD

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