Happiness is... Sport Touring in Canada!

The Côte-Nord region of Quebec
offers some great riding.

389/Manic 5

The highlight of a trip to the North Shore region is the run north up a couple of hundred kilometres on the twisty pavement of Hwy 389 to the spectacular Manic 5 hydro dam – the largest dam of it’s kind in the world. Manic 2, it’s little brother, is just outside of Baie Comeau and it’s the second largest dam of it’s kind on the planet, and worth a side trip as well (if you’re into pretty cool civil engineering stuff).

There are tours at Manic 5, also well worth it, and a restaurant at the dam to fuel up before a “spirited” ride back south.

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Other rides in the area

The North Shore highway continues along some pretty spectacular coastline along the Gulf of St Lawrence for another few hundred kms, with scenic towns and photo ops a-plenty. Blue whales come into the gulf to give birth to their young and there are plenty of other marine mammals (whales, porpoises, seals) along the coast, and quite a few whale-watching opportunities (boats, zodiacs) as well. Click here!

For a short/relaxed run, with lighthouses, seafood lunches, and more photo ops, the ride to Baie-Trinité is a good bet: Click here!

The road back to Tadoussac, and then up the Saguenay fjord is also recommended.Click here!

Watch for Maps and GPX files coming soon!