Baie-Comeau is a town located approximately 420 kilometres (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.
Baie-Comeau itself is still an industry town with the paper mill (Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.), one of the worlds largest aluminum plants (Alcoa), and various power generating facilities on the Rivière Manicouagan and Rivière aux Outardes operated by Hydro-Quebec. The town is broken up into two main sectors, Marquette (formerly Baie-Comeau) and Mingan (formerly the town of Hauterive). Marquette is the more historical and visually pleasing part of town.
Things to see and do
* Hydroelectric dams
* Jardin des Glaciers
* Glacier Exploration Station
* Amedee River Trail
* Tour of old Baie-Comeau
Cruise Season – May – Nov
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English, French
Land Area – 388.88 km²
Population – 22,113 approx
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Travel Links – A ferry service and rail ferry servive also links the town to Matane on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. The town is the southern terminus of Route 389, which leads to the Daniel-Johnson Dam, the town of Fermont, and the Labrador region of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Baie-Comeau Airport, located in neighbouring Pointe-Lebel, has scheduled flights by Air Canada.