Forest Interpretation Center & Baie-Comeau Highlights

Learn about the region’s rich cultural and commercial heritage and the strong character of the hearty souls who live in this remote local with an excursion that features a visit to a forest interpretation center and an introduction to Baie-Comeau’s main sights.

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    All ages
  • Duration
    Approximately 3 hours

Aboard a non-air-conditioned school bus or similar transportation, head first to St. Pancrace Lookout, situated at an elevation of 1,967 feet. Magnificent views are to be appreciated here, along with an interesting history that includes the Prohibition of the 1930s, during which this isolated spot was a popular delivery point for contraband liquor.

Then it’s on to a forest interpretation center known as Village Forestier d’antan. Here, you will gain insights into the forest industry that was crucial to the development of the North Shore, including activities such as cutting, hauling and driving. Inspect the center’s exhibits such as typical buildings, period objects and old photographs and sample local foods for a real taste of the region.

Rejoining your vehicle, leave behind the “forest” part of your outing to embark on the “town” portion, a short survey of Baie-Comeau’s heritage area. See Place La Salle, the bustling commercial artery that is home to specialty food shops, souvenir stores, art galleries, fine restaurants and night clubs, and view Biosphere Square, a public space representing sustainable development.

As your guided excursion concludes, you may either return to the ship or remain in town to independently explore its historic streets.

Important Notes: As this excursion involves approximately 45 minutes of walking and extensive stair climbing at St. Pancrace Lookout, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of sights visited may vary. See information concerning special cancellation conditions below. This Crystal Adventures excursion MUST be pre-reserved.


If cancellation of the above Crystal Adventure is made within 30 days of arrival in the excursion port, there will be a 100% cancellation fee charged to the guest's shipboard account. In the event guests cancel their cruise within 30 days of arrival in the excursion port, this cancellation fee will be charged throught the Crystal Cruises corporate office.

All Crystal Adventures with Special Cancellation Conditions can only be canceled in writing to Crystal Cruises. Please e-mail your cancellation to
crystaladventures@crystalcruises.com or you may fax your cancellation to (310) 286-2412.