A true northern paradise that invites visitors on an adventure, Eeyou Istchee Baie-James is a place to go hunting and fishing or caribou-watching. The region welcomes travellers to tour its mines and hydroelectric dams. Get ready to take a trip on long roads, learn about Cree culture, reconnect with the land and nature, and admire the Northern Lights.

Discover the authenticity of Cree culture

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Inhabited since time immemorial by the Cree, the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James region lends itself perfectly to the discovery of an ancestral way of life that is firmly rooted in the present. During a visit to a cultural centre, a chat with an artisan or a stay in a community, you'll experience the customs, language and age-old practices that continue to enrich this vibrant culture. Don't miss out on the excitement of pow-wows which, although not traditionally Cree, have become an integral part of communities' cultural calendars.

Explore every facet of the boreal forest

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In Eeyou Istchee Baie-James, nature is immense and awe-inspiring. A land of black spruce and glistening lakes steeped in the rhythm of the North, the boreal forest is brimming with unsuspected wonders to discover. With camera in hand, set off on an expedition in the footsteps of an astonishingly diverse fauna. Would you rather see yourself on the water on a fishing trip? Outfitters, wildlife reserves and rustic camps are places that offer a change of scenery and the promise of unequalled outdoor adventures. Hungry for gourmet discoveries? Take a guided tour into the world of edible plants and get a taste of rich Nordic terroir.

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