A true northern paradise that invites visitors on an awe-inspiring adventure, Eeyou Istchee Baie-James offers scenic trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, leading to vast untouched spaces. It is also a destination to learn more about Cree culture, explore the splendours of nature or admire the Northern Lights.

Discover local flavours at the Maître Renard Microbrewery

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Opened in 2021, Maître Renard is the very first microbrewery in the region. What sets its beers apart, in addition to them being brewed locally, is that they are prepared with products from the region’s own boreal forest. Most recently, this microbrewery won the bronze medal in the "Canadian-Style Beer" category at the Canada Beer Cup with the “Renard Brun”, a maple-scented brown ale. Learn more during a guided tour of the facilities, where one of the brewers will explain the brewing process and offer tastings of some of the beers.


A snowmobiler's paradise

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Renowned for the abundance and quality of its snow, the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James region is certainly the destination of choice for snowmobile enthusiasts. The region's 1,100 km of groomed and marked trails allow you to discover the breathtaking scenery of the boreal forest. In addition, various snowmobile clubs and a wide range of packages, some offering guided expeditions, will help you plan your ride. And to make winter even more enjoyable, head up for the Festival Folifrets Baie-James, a snowmobile festival from February 23 to March 4, 2023, where you can look forward to a welcoming celebration and incredible snowmobile races!


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