Situated on the St Lawrence River, Baie Comeau is blessed with a stunning natural setting that includes crystalline waters, a biosphere reserve and the iconic Jardin des Glaciers. While scuba diving and sightseeing cruises offer outdoor recreation, the city also boasts a contemporary shopping mall and a variety of French and Canadian dining.
Things to do in Baie-Comeau
Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the unique Jardin des Glaciers (Garden of Glaciers), a fascinating museum where you can explore the incredible Seashell Valley. This natural amphitheatre has been formed by millions of shells piling on top of each other for more than 10,000 years. You can also enjoy an immersive multimedia experience that takes you back to the ice age through virtual reality.
Looking for some evening entertainment? Head to Bar La Boulatheque for late-night eats, live music and pool tables. It’s a short walk from Manoir Du Cafe Enr, a popular cafe, and from Le Blues, which is known for its cocktails and late-night menu. Delve into the local beer scene at Microbrasserie St-Pancrace across the road, a brewery with locally-made beer on tap.
Get out on the St Lawrence River with an immersive sightseeing cruise or scuba diving excursion. If you prefer to stay on dry land, you can admire traditional wooden ships and million-dollar yachts at the Club Nautique de Baie-Comeau yacht club.
Active travellers can get out among nature at Maison de la Faune, which offers easy hiking trails and wildlife spotting opportunities. Don’t forget to catch live theatre and musicals at the Centre des arts de Baie-Comeau.
Getting around Baie-Comeau
Baie Comeau is connected to Quebec and Montreal via buses, well-maintained highways and regular flights from Airport Baie-Comeau. You can walk around parts of Baie Comeau, but a car is best for covering longer distances.