Rivière des Outaouais (Ottawa River), Abitibi-Témiscamingue © TQ/M. Dupuis


Abitibi-Témiscamingue is vast, young, dynamic and loaded with natural resources. A choice destination for hunting, fishing and snowmobiling, this land of adventure gives you a chance to commune with nature as well as take in cultural activities that are off the beaten track!

The region at a glance

Abitibi-Témiscamingue (65,000 km2) is an immense, largely undeveloped forested wilderness shot through with innumerable lakes. The historic meeting place for European fur traders and the Algonquin, this region rich in mineral resources welcomed its first pioneers and gold prospectors in the early 20th century.

Location and access

Abitibi-Témiscamingue, which buttresses the province’s western edge, is accessible from a number of Ontarian communities as well as by way of Route 117 in Québec. Val-d’Or and Rouyn-Noranda are respectively 530 km and 640 km northwest of Montréal.

Discover the region’s covered bridges, splendid Amos cathedral, evocative place names (Rapide-Danseur, Normétal, Belleterre) and fairy stones.

Official tourist guide