Brisay is located at km 582 of the
At this point you are 658 km
from the nearest town (Radisson).
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).