Included: Fermont and route 389
To reach the town of Fermont (map of Fermont) north of the 52nd parallel, follow Route 389 from Baie-Comeau. Along the way, be sure to take in some of Québec's greatest achievements in hydroelectrical engineering at Manic-2 and Manic-5, the largest multiple-arch and buttress dam in the world.
The mining town of Fermont is renowned for its impressive 1.3 km windbreak wall and a very popular destination with hunters, anglers, hikers, and snowmobilers.
Still further north, where the boreal forest meets the tundra, the town of Schefferville and the aboriginal communities of Matimekush-Lac-John (Innu) and Kawawachikamach (Naskapi) await. Fishing, adventure tourism, and aboriginal culture are the main attractions in this area, located over 12 hours away by train from Sept-Îles in the heart of the mineral-rich Labrador Trough.