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Access to the region

Manicouagan region is easily accessible by the Road 138, Road 172 or Road 389, by boat or aircraft.

By road:

If you are from Montreal or Quebec City, go east on Road 138. Cross the Charlevoix region. At Baie-Sainte-Catherine, take the ferry, which provides the service free of charge all year, 24 hours a day. The service is offered every 20 minutes during the day, every 40 minutes during evening and each hour at night-time. It takes only ten minutes to reach Tadoussac, the front door of the Manicouagan region. For information, contact Société des traversiers du Québec at 1 877.787.7483 or the www.traversiers.gouv.qc.ca  

By bus:

Intercar company provides transportation between Quebec City and Baie-Comeau. Tickets are on sale at the bus terminal. Check the website for information or contact 418 296-6921.  www.intercar.qc.ca  

By air:

The airport is located at Pointe-Lebel, at 10 minutes from Baie-Comeau and hosts several companies which will be happy to fly you to the Côte-Nord. Air Liaison, Air Canada Jazz, ExactAir, Pascan Aviation and National car rentals provide their services. See their websites for more information.

www.mrcmanicouagan.qc.ca  

www.airliaison.ca  

By boat:

The Société des traversiers du Québec connects the Gaspé Peninsula to the Côte-Nord during all year. The 2 hours 20 minutes crossing is made aboard the N.M. Camille-Marcoux ferry, which has a capacity of 600 passengers and 120 vehicles. The boat offers services such as a snack bar, a bar and a restroom. According to the seasons, the ferry will make 2 to 6 crossings per day. Booking is compulsory for vehicles, see the price list on Internet or contact the Société des traversiers du Québec: 1 877.562.6560 www.traversiers.gouv.qc.ca  .

From Trois-Pistoles, in the touristic region of the Bas-Saint-Laurent, you arrive at Les Escoumins. From May to October, the passage of the St. Lawrence River to the Côte-Nord takes 90 minutes. Visit their website for information. You can book by phone at 1-877-851-4677 or by visiting the website of the Compagnie de navigation des Basques : www.traversiercnb.ca  

From Rimouski, in the touristic region of the Bas-Saint-Laurent, you arrive at Forestville. From May to September, the passage of the St. Lawrence River to the Côte-Nord takes 60 minutes The CNM Evolution, the fastest ferry in Quebec, can accommodate 175 passengers and 30 vehicles. The reservation is mandatory. You can book by phone at 1 800.973.2725 or by visiting the website: www.traversier.com