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Frédéric Arsenault, master in the art of relaxation

You are greeted at the corner Murdoch St. and 8th St. by a rather burly, bearded man. His biker with a heart of gold look perfectly complements the sparkling smile he flashes at you. Meet Frédéric Arsenault. As he extends his hand, he presents himself as the Director General and co-owner of the Hôtel des […]

By Pascale Charlebois
May 3, 2017

Jean Massicotte, master in the art of storytelling

Upon entering Jean Massicotte’s office, the first thing that strikes you is the sheer abundance of objects. Here and there, glass cabinets showcase a slightly chaotic assemblage of various rocks. “These are the minerals that we have withdrawn from the permanent collection,” the Director of the Musée Minéralogique de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue proudly explains as you glance […]

By Pascale Charlebois
May 3, 2017

Jacques Baril, master in the art of expression

Firmly set on visiting the region by means of its small country roads, your path leads you down a lane lined with small picturesque houses surrounded by majestic fields. You’re soaking up the scenery when the road leads up to the small village of Gallichan. Suddenly, a strange metallic structure catches your eye. Upon closer […]

By Pascale Charlebois
May 3, 2017

Marie-Frédérique Frigon, master in the art of storytelling

On a glorious afternoon, while vacationing in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue region you decide to take in some sun and go for a stroll in the forest. The wind gently caresses your face and you wander along the trail with one eye open for any animals you might come across. A few chipmunks warily eye you, a […]

By Pascale Charlebois
May 3, 2017

Christine Morasse, master in the art of celebration

A woman, not very tall, with blond-reddish hair, jumps out of her chair to welcome you as you enter the room. Her great big smile – the kind that makes your face hurt in just seconds – and sparkling blue eyes make you feel at ease. After a few moments of discussion, her communicative drive […]

By Pascale Charlebois
May 3, 2017

Stéphanie Brousseau, master in the art of exploration

It’s a perfect day for kayaking. You paddle quietly over calm waters of the deepest blue. You are enchanted by the wilderness, the feeling of having the entire world alone to yourself, of being lost in the middle of nowhere, when you suddenly notice a small sandy beach on an island. It’s not so much […]

By Pascale Charlebois
May 3, 2017

Nadia Lachance, master in the art of festing

The bright cyan blue sky is reflected in the calm waters of Lake Timiskaming under a blazing sun. This scene is conjured up by the picturesque town of Ville-Marie and as you intend to make the most of it, you get some provisions and head down to the Parc du Centenaire on the shore of […]

By Pascale Charlebois
May 3, 2017

Marc Provencher, master in the art of riding

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, […]

By Pascale Charlebois
May 3, 2017

Trails will remain open!

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. […]

By Guillaume Travert
February 3, 2017

Demystify snowmobiling in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

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 […]

By Guillaume Travert
October 2, 2015

Discovering the Local Food Scene of Témiscamingue

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 […]

By Tracey Nesbitt
July 30, 2015

Abitibi-Ouest: Charm Offensive

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 […]

By Tourisme A.-T.
July 7, 2015

Discovering Amos-Harricana

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 […]

By Anne-Marie Belzile
July 7, 2015

La Vallée-de-l’Or and Its Mysteries

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 […]

By Tourisme A.-T.
July 7, 2015

Rouyn-Noranda: My Pride

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 […]

By Tourisme A.-T.
July 7, 2015
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