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Baie-Comeau

Overview

The town of Baie-Comeau is nestled in the heart of the Manicouagan-Uapishka World Biosphere Reserve. The region’s landscape has been shaped by glacial retreats. Industrialization based on natural resources drove the region’s development; the main industries are forestry, pulp and paper, aluminium and hydro-electricity. In 2006, international cruise activities started in Baie-Comeau. To date, more than 47,000 passengers and 44 cruise ships have visited Baie-Comeau. In 2015, Baie-Comeau Cruises welcomed 15 stopovers and more than 7700 passengers.


Cruise Season

June to October with the peak period in September and October. Link To Port Schedule.

Time In Destination

8 to 14 hours

Average Onshore Spending

$37 per person (based on average spending in all Québec ports in 2012 excluding Montréal and Québec City)


Typical Cruise Lines Visiting The Port

Crystal Cruises |  Holland America Line |  Pearl Seas Cruises |  Silversea Cruises |  Seabourn Cruise Line |  Fred Olsen Cruise Lines |  Saga Cruise |  Phoenix Reisen


Snapshot Of Existing Shore Excursions

  • Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park (Indigenous experience)
  • The Garden of the Glaciers and Seashell Valley
  • The Village forestier d’antan of Franquelin (Lumberjack village)
  • Manic-2 and Manic-5 dams
  • Sainte-Amélie Church
  • St-Andrew & St-George Church
  • Le Manoir
  • Pointe-des-Monts Lighthouse
  • Centre national des naufrages (shipwreck museum)


Opportunities For Indigenous Experiences

Thanks to the interpretation centre for the Innu culture in Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park, Baie-Comeau can delight visitors with an authentic Indigenous experience. Come and meet Wabush, a proud representative of the Innu culture. Wabush will guide you through an interpretation circuit and introduce you to traditional activities at the core of the Innu culture: cuisine and food (bannock bread tasting), Innu tents, hunting, fishing and trapping.

The Nature Park offers additional experiences namely a 10-km network of trails in eight different ecosystems including the salt marshes, sand dunes and boreal forest. You can also participate in mycology activities where you will learn how to pick and identify wild mushrooms. On the menu: tasting of and recipes for North Coast mushrooms.

Other opportunities for Indigenous organizations and entrepreneurs:

  • The Kutukuniu Traditional Innu Site located 3 km west of Pessamit offers traditional activities, accommodation, food and traditional crafts.


Industry partners that can help develop experiences for cruise lines in your region

Baie-Comeau Cruises 
Renée Dumas – Executive Director 
rdumas@ville.baie-comeau.qc.ca
croisieresbaie-comeau.ca 

Parks Canada
Yves Picard – Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat Parcs Canada
yves.picard@pc.gc.ca
www.pc.gc.ca

Québec Aboriginal Tourism
Eric Duchesneau – Project Officer
educhesneau@tourismeautochtone.com
www.tourismeautochtone.com