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... into the heart of nature!

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With its two national parks, Aiguebelle and Opémican, and the La Vérendrye wildlife reserve, Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a huge sparsely populated territory that will give you the ultimate feeling of freedom. 22,000 lakes and rivers offer almost infinite possibilities for water sports enthusiasts. Many tourism businesses make adventure accessible to all by providing outdoor equipment, guided adventures and memorable expeditions. You can paddle, pedal, climb and explore nature responsibly and safely through unique experiences.Immersed in the boreal forest, enjoy your getaway by making the most of the show of colours and snuggling up in accommodations that are out-of-the-ordinary!

A gourmet itinerary to thrill your senses

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Abitibi-Témiscamingue stands out when it comes to its food. This fall, travel across the territory to meet its producers and artisans. Take the opportunity to leave the main streets to meet with those who grow, transform and bring out the best of the ingredients offered by the land. Whether it's to enjoy a good microbrewery beer around a campfire, to taste the abundance of the harvests in one of the public markets or to discover delicacies on a road trip, the region has a true gourmet nature and is spoiled with regional products.

Surprising places to see underground, in the air and everywhere in between!

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Let yourself be surprised by the Vallée-de-l'Or, the gateway to the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. Through its three poles: Val-d'Or, Senneterre and Malartic, this amazing destination is enveloped by a welcoming nature. Whether you are an urban epicurean or a solitary person who loves the great outdoors, the region will please you.
The Vallée-de-l'Or invites you to discover its must-see attractions such as the Cité de l'Or by becoming a miner for a day and experiencing a descent 91 metres underground, the Musée minéralogique de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue in Malartic or kayaking on the Bell River. 
In addition, mountain biking is in the spotlight at Mont-Bell and at the Forêt récréative. Take advantage of your stay to discover our gourmet addresses such as the Le Prospecteur microbrewery and enjoy a tasting at the Alpha Tango micro-distillery. To end the day on a high note, take advantage of the quality of services offered by the Quality Inn & Suites, winner of the "Hotel of the Year" award from Choice Hotels Canada. Ideally located near the main tourist attractions, the hotel is the perfect place to enjoy your stay.

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