Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a region in western Quebec known for its vast forests and its record number of lakes and rivers. A hunting and fishing paradise, this huge territory sets itself apart thanks to its many outfitters, mining heritage and Indigenous traditions. This charming region invites you to experience adventure in its purest form.

Thirsty for adventure? Follow the guide… to the great outdoors!

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Passionate about the great outdoors? Many new companies are working to make adventure accessible to all. Location des 3 lacs, Mawey SUP and SUP AT offer nautical gear rental. Coop de l’Arrière-Pays offers various activities thanks to its guided or self-guided adventures across the territory in addition to renting all the equipment you will need. For the ultimate all-inclusive adventure, Exode, bâtisseur d’aventure will create custom excursions, adapted to your desires! You can paddle, pedal, climb, and explore nature through unique and eco-friendly experiences in perfect safety.

A great new attraction in the region

Near Amos, prepare to live a tourist adventure that highlights the natural and cultural heritage of Amos-Harricana with Anisipi, a circuit to discover water, in the heart of a vast territory marked by the thousand-year-old heritage of the Anishinaabe nation. Four immersive experience zones designed by Moment Factory will educate, surprise, and touch visitors of all ages and horizons starting July 8, 2022!

A historical circuit to quench your thirst for culture

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Abitibi-Témiscamingue also invites you to a remarkable journey through time, whether it be at Musée minéralogique de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue, at Magasin general Dumulon in Rouyn-Noranda, or at the Musée École du rang II and Maison Turgeon, both located in Abitibi-Ouest. Continue your visit of historical sites at Obadjiwan-Fort Témiscamingue to discover 6,000 years of indigenous presence and at Cathédrale Sainte-Thérèse-d’Avila to explore the rich religious heritage of the city of Amos.

Gourmet stops to tease your palate

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This summer, travel the territory by riding along the gourmet itinerary, meeting our growers and artisans, leaving the main roads, exchanging with them, tasting the fruits of their labour. Taking the time is about going to the heart of the tourist experience in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The region is ready to spoil you with its gourmet nature and its regional products. Let yourself be charmed by a visit of Miellerie de la Grande-Ourse to discover their new alcoholic drinks or dive into the universe of Alpha Tango, the first distillery in the world to use cattail in its spirits, then go fill up on cheese at the new shop of the La vache à Maillotte cheese factory, located in Val-d’Or. It is a taste of heaven in Abitibi-Témiscamingue that will make you want to raise your glass.

Be prepared for some surprises in Vallée-de-l’Or, gateway to the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region

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With its three hubs, Val-d’Or, Senneterre and Malartic, this amazing destination awaits you with open arms! Whether you enjoy urban epicurean delights or more solitary pursuits in the great outdoors, the “Valley of Gold” has it all. Discover must-see attractions like the Cité de l’Or in Val-d’Or, where you can be a miner for the day and experience what it’s like to descend 91 metres below ground or take a kayak out for a paddle on the Bell River. Mountain biking opportunities abound at Mont Bell, the forest recreation area (Forêt récréative) and the four seasons trail. While you’re here, head on over to one of our foodie options, like Le Prospecteur microbrewery, or enjoy a sample at  Alpha Tango microdistillery.

 

Your vacations start here!

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What is your dream accommodation? A modern hotel? A cozy lodge? A waterside cottage? Ready-to-camp unit, unusual accommodation, or camping? Discover the welcoming nature of the region by enjoying the quality of the accommodations available. The Malartic regional campsite offers you a peaceful environment with rented cabins and superb facilities, two heated swimming pools and many themed activities to entertain you, something to please the whole family! Our summer packages will help you enjoy your stay and trips through Abitibi-Témiscamingue to the fullest.

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