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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

Escape to Témiscamingue

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, […]

By Anne-Marie Belzile
July 7, 2015

Demystifying Abitibi-Témiscamingue

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 […]

By Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue
May 12, 2015

Tale of a winter warrior: 450 km by snowmobile

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.

By Réjean Lavoie
March 20, 2015

Félix Goulet, Professional Guide and Fisherman

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. […]

By Pascal Binette
September 4, 2014

My motorbike, my country, Abitibi-Témiscamingue

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.

By Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue
August 8, 2014

The Big White Tour

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. […]

By Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue
April 7, 2014

Beans, smoked bacon and partridge confit

Chef Michel Gagnon, Consultant, Val-d’Or 4 portions Preparation and cooking time: 5 hours Soaking time: 8 to 10 hours

By Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue
March 27, 2013