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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

Lake Fish Chowder from the 48th Parallel

Chef Gino Côté, Le Chat’O resto-bar-café, Hôtel des Eskers, Amos 8 portions Preparation and cooking time: 30 to 45 minutes

By Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue
March 27, 2013

Smoked sturgeon and pike mousseline

Chef Michel Gagnon, Consultant, Val-d’Or 8 portions Preparation and cooking time: 45 to 60 minutes

By Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue
March 27, 2013

Is winter really colder in Abitibi-Témiscamingue?

Why is it that a cold snap striking Abitibi-Témiscamingue makes news headlines, but when a snowstorm hits the entire province, it’s as if our region has never existed? It’s public knowledge: you need only to say “biting cold” and an image of Abitibi-Témiscamingue springs to mind. I often feel that people think that we survive […]

By Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue
January 17, 2013

Let’s explain the Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue publicity campaign

Very soon, our team will launch a new promotional campaign for the summer season. A campaign which includes television advertisements of course. This year, we have called upon a comedian from Ville-Marie, Martin Héroux (holds the role of Mr. Ding Dong in the popular program 1, 2, 3…Géant aired on Télé-Québec). It was a genuine […]

By Réjean Lavoie
June 1, 2012
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