Brisay is located at km 582 of the
At this point you are 658 km from the
nearest town (Radisson).
There are Hydro Quebec residences here, not open to
the public. No services, accommodations or fuel.
There's an extensive set of Hydro Quebec interpretive
signs here, along a small self-guided road tour of the
hydro installation, including a high viewpoint. Well
worth a visit, especially after driving all this way! No
tours are available.
To continue to
Caniapiscau, when coming in to the
Brisay area, turn right at the "T"
junction, follow the signs to the "Belvedere", then turn left at the
signs for "Belvedere" and "Caniapiscau" (the sign for
Caniapiscau indicates that
it is 92km away, but all other sources say that the Trans-Taiga Road
ends at km 666). Continue straight, over the control structure past
the "Belvederes". There are no further signs indicating that this is
the road to Caniapiscau.
The road from here to
Caniapiscau (km 666) is rougher and a 4-wheel drive vehicle is
recommended by Hydro Quebec. The main reason for this is the very
coarse gravel used for this road - there's large rocks littering the
road surface. However, I have heard from people who have driven this
road in ordinary passenger cars and they say it is fine. You do have
to keep your eyes open for the larger rocks though. However,
the road becomes more scenic and rises in elevation (up to about
2000 feet above sea level).