Excursion

Historical Baie-Comeau by Foot

Join this walking exploration of Baie-Comeau and see why its interesting streets and historical landmarks are best discovered by foot.

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  • Code
    BCO-C
  • Level
    Soft
  • Walking Type
    Little
  • Activity Type
    All
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
Begin your guided walk at Place La Salle, situated in Baie-Comeau's heritage areaThis appealing commercial hub is replete with sites of historical and cultural interest, including specialty food shops, souvenir stores and fine restaurants. Enjoy a peek into the city's thriving art scene with a visit to the gallery of award-winning artist, Claude BonneauBorn in Quebec in 1958, Bonneau is known for his whimsical and colorful paintings depicting musicians and dancers in evocative town and garden settingsHis gallery is much like a museum, with his vibrant paintings sharing space with beautiful antiques. Following your gallery experience, visit two of Baie-Comeau's landmark churches, StAmélie's and StAndrew AnglicanStAmélie's showcases unique architectural and artistic elements such as pink granite quarried from Quebec's North Shore, large frescoes, 30 stained glass windows representing characters from the Bible, and the magnificent Casavant organAt the StAndrew Anglican Church, which dates to 1937, you will appreciate architecture in the Tudor style, with wonderful oak trim and lovely stained glass windows. Before returning to the pier, enjoy yet another excursion highlight, a visit to the Baie-Comeau's famous hotel, Manoir Baie-ComeauBuilt by town founder Robert Rutherford McCormick in 1937, the sumptuous manor was destroyed by fire in 1965The Quebec North Shore & Labrador (QNS&L) paper company rebuilt the manor on the same site, using stone instead of woodIn 2004, the structure was restored. Today, the estate serves as a hotel with all the charm of an old French colonial manorMost of its spaces, including the dining room, terrace and gardens, open onto spectacular views of the StLawrence River. Pause at the hotel to enjoy tea with cakes and to savor the beautiful setting before returning to the pier and your Crystal ship.