Located in the western part of the province, Abitibi-Témiscamingue is full of small and large treasures that will charm you as soon as you take the long and impressive road that leads to the territory. Whether it’s for a road trip with friends, loved ones or family, at your own pace, let yourself be guided by the charms of the region.

Indigenous culture and immersive journey nearby Amos

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Travelling through the Abitibi-Témiscamingue territory without encountering the Anicinabe culture is almost impossible. Attending the Pikogan Pow-Wow is a unique way to immerse yourself in the native culture that has been present on the territory for thousands of years: traditional songs and dances are on the program! Continue your journey through the exhibition Anisipi: Encountering Water, an immersive journey on the theme of water and its priceless wealth, combining visual and digital arts in four key locations in the Amos-Harricana region.

Natural beauty and urban attractions around Rouyn-Noranda

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Take the hiking trails in the Aiguebelle National Park, a true natural jewel of the region that stands out for its various geological phenomena with evocative names: giant potholes, volcanic pillows... Cross the 22-meter high footbridge to admire landscapes marked by the work of billions of years. Take a kayak, canoe or paddleboard ride on the waterway for an exciting experience. Tourisme Rouyn-Noranda invites you to explore the Zone Piétonne in the city center, a pedestrian area where you will have a unique experience in the region with activities, shows and festive terraces. Take the opportunity to stop at Magasin Général Dumulon, located a stone’s throw away, where the new permanent exhibition and lively experience will fascinate you.

A one-day mining experience in the Vallée-de-l’Or

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Abitibi-Témiscamingue is intimately linked to the discovery of natural resources and its mining potential. Tourisme Vallée-de-l’Or offers you several activities so you can live a unique mining experience. Start your adventure at the Cité de l’Or by taking a tour 91 meters underground like a real miner, then immerse yourself in the way of life of the families of yesteryear at the old mining camp of Bourlamaque. End your experience with exhibits on geology and mining projects in the region, and observe minerals from around the world, at the Malartic Mineralogical Museum.

Quality accommodations, wherever you go

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As soon as you arrive in the region, several warm accommodations await you to relax and spend restful nights throughout your stay. In Val-d’Or, the Hotel Continental Centre-ville or the Quality Inn & Suites will welcome you in the comfort of their many comfortable rooms. If you are passing through Témiscamingue, don’t forget to stop at Camping et hébergement Le P’tit Paradis. You will find several campgrounds, cabins and cottages to spend a peaceful moment on the shores of Cameron Lake. Take the opportunity to look at the vastness of the sky and observe the stars around the soft crackling of a campfire.

The Discover our history route

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Explore the local history with the Discover our history route. Travel the roads of Témiscamingue to Angliers to discover the T.E. Draper, the most important logging tug in operation on Lac des Quinze from 1929 to 1972. Come aboard and relive the history of log driving in the region. Then, head back to the Chantier Gédéon, a true reconstruction of a lumber camp from the 1930s and 40s. You will learn more about the life of the men who prepared for the log driving season through several buildings and a trail in the forest.

The Indulge yourself route

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Enjoy the diversity of local products throughout the territory. Make a first stop at the Miellerie de la Grande Ourse to taste the honey, meads and spirits concocted on site or visit the distillery. Then, go to L’Amalgame Pub Urbain for a meal inspired by the land in a festive atmosphere. Then, visit the Boréalait farm. Taste a range of fresh, simple and high-quality products: fresh milk, cheeses, farm yogurt, all must-haves of the region. A stop at the Fromagerie La Vache à Maillotte is also a must to discover their counter of fresh products whose reputation is well established!

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