Here you are, sitting behind the wheel on a bright sunny day, admiring the scenery before you. You follow the road meandering through a landscape of coniferous forests and sparkling lakes when, at the end of a curve, your attention is drawn to a motorcycle and reminds you of Che Guevara. “This, you tell yourself, […]
We have just heard the news that the conflict opposing the Union des producteurs agricoles (farmers) and the Government of Quebec was brought to a happy ending: access to the snowmobile trails across Quebec will not be blocked! Trail conditions across Abitibi-Témiscamingue are absolutely perfect right now. The weather looks ideal for the next weeks. […]
Fellow smowmobilers, For many years, Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue has been helping visitors access one of the most beautiful and vast territories reachable only by snowmobile. Over this time, we’ve been asked many questions. So it seemed like a good idea to offer you a sort of “best of” in the form of a Frequently Asked Questions […]
The Abitibi-Témiscamingue region is renowned for its hunting and fishing. Those who are so inclined travel from far and wide to take advantage of the opportunity to catch their own food. I, on the other hand, am not that industrious. Although I was amazed by the gorgeous greenery and the unbelievable number of lakes that […]
I love to wander through Abitibi-Ouest and let myself get carried away by its beauty. There’s something poetic about the place. There’s a reason so many artists have found inspiration and settled here. People like Roger Pellerin, Jacques Baril and his wife Liliane Gagnon… There are picturesque villages like Clerval, Gallichan, Macamic, Rapide-Danseur and stunning […]
I was born in Amos. I grew up in Amos. But until recently, I didn’t really know the area. Often, you hesitate to be a tourist in your own back yard. Too busy, maybe. Obviously, I knew the Refuge Pageau wildlife refuge. It’s a must. We’d been going there since primary school. I was wild […]
La Vallée-de-l’Or fires the imagination. The name burns with mystery, synonymous with great explorers, treasures, gold rushes, boom towns, cosmopolitanism, things country and western, and still more. That era of upheaval is not so long ago. It still marks the architecture of many municipalities in La Vallée-de-l’Or… False fronts are still found here and there […]
I love having people, friends or family visit me in Rouyn-Noranda. I’m proud to welcome them during one of our great events, like the Festival du DocuMenteur (a mockumentary event), Festival pyromusical Osisko en lumière, Festival des guitares du monde, FME or Festival du cinéma international. And, in winter, the Grand Prix international Snowcross or […]
When I have a few days off and want to unwind, I head to Témiscamingue. On the shores of that vast lake, I almost feel like I’m at a seaside resort. As soon as I pass the Côte à Perreault, see that hill rise on the horizon, I slip into vacation mode. I stroll Ville-Marie, […]
You hear all kinds of things about Abitibi-Témiscamingue. There are mines, forests, bears, lakes teeming with fish and… uuh… black flies, top-notch snowmobile trails… But it gets cold – really cold – and it’s wwaaayy up north. It’s got a vibe, festivals that are an increasingly big draw. So, what if Abitibi-Témiscamingue was the new […]
It’s Saturday, March 7, 2015, the day after my birthday (so now you know), and it’s 10 a.m. I get up, and gather my boots, mitts, helmet and luggage bags to prepare for the longest snowmobile trek of my life.
Today, I’m on my way to Preissac to restore my reputation as a fisherman, which is (let’s be honest) awful in my immediate circle and completely non-existent in any other. In hockey terms, I could be described as a mucker. I work hard. I spend a lot of time on the ice trying to improve. […]
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always dreamed of owning a gleaming Harley Davidson. The concert of backfiring when several Harleys follow each other always set my imagination ablaze. I could see myself on my “hog”, hair blowing in the wind, revelling in that feeling of freedom that only a motorbike can give.
Last February 22 to 28, I took part in an extraordinary snowmobile event in Abitibi-Témiscamingue: The Big White Tour… What is it? It is a grand contest organized by Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Tourisme Baie-James in collaboration with the Supertrax International reference magazine. The latter was specifically in charge of the promotional aspect of the contest. […]