Abitibi-Témiscamingue Accessible for All
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- Abitibi-Témiscamingue Accessible for All
- Exhibition and Art Gallery
- Favourites and Discoveries from Abitibi-Ouest
- Gardens & marshes
- Let us tell you our story
- National Parks & Reserves
- One Day Mining Experience
- Public Art (french only)
- The Great Roadtrip
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Designated a national historic site of Canada, Dispensaire de la Garde de La Corne instantly whisks the visito...More
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Accessible for All
On this 6-night/5-day tourist route, you will discover several attractions in our beautiful region. To facilitate the organization of your stay in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, we tailored a route for people with restricted physical ability.
Day 1 – Vallée-de-l’or
Start off with the discovery of our excellent regional food products at the restaurant of Hôtel Forestel. This is also the right place to spend the night in comfort.
Hôtel Forestel : 1001, 3e Avenue Est, Val-d’Or, 1 800 567-6599
The mining industry has shaped the history of Abitibi-Témiscamingue. At Cité de l’Or, you will find out how mineral ore is extracted and make a 300-ft underground descent to get a glimpse into the life of yesteryear’s miners. Then walk around Village-minier-de-Bourlamaque to see its pretty log houses and discover the history of this former mining village.
Before you hit the road, make a stop at l’Entracte to taste delicious regional products in a unique atmosphere.
La Cité de l’Or : 90, avenue Perrault, Val-d’Or, 1 855 825-1274
Village-minier-de-Bourlamaque : 90, avenue Perrault, Val-d’Or, 1 855 825-1274
Bar Bistro l’Entracte : 139, avenue Perrault, Val-d’Or, 819 825-9078
In the afternoon, take a journey into the world of settlement nurses at Dispensaire de la Garde. This Nursing Station is where Gertrude Duchemin spent 40 years of her life being a nurse, a midwife, an administrator and an occasional veterinarian.
Lieu historique national du Canada Le Dispensaire de la Garde de La Corne :
339, route 111, La Corne, 819 799-2181
Restaurant L’Entourage : 2900, route 11 Est, Amos, 1 888 732-8307
Amosphère complexe hôtelier : 1031, route 111 Est, Amos, 1 800 732-7777
Day 3 – Abitibi
Today, you will have a great time at Refuge Pageau. You will fall in love with the place. The Pageau family has lived a captivating, out-of-the-ordinary life welcoming orphaned, lost or wounded wild animals and, as the case may be, releasing them back into their environment or providing them long-term shelter. You will see a wide variety of wildlife, including moose, bears, wolves and lynx. Don’t forget to bring your picnic, as tables are provided along the trail. Allow at least two hours for the visit. Two hours at Refuge Pageau go pretty fast!
Refuge Pageau : 4241, chemin Croteau, Amos, 819 732-8999
From Refuge Pageau, follow the road to École du Rang II, a small school that welcomed children from 1937 to 1958. Experience a typical school day of the 1940s. With a little luck you may get to see the summer theatre play “La vie dans nos cantons” in the garage just across the street.
École du rang II : 269, Rang 2 (Route 111), Authier, 1 866 336-3289
Drive to La Sarre to discover how cheese is made and, most importantly, to taste the various types of cheese produced by La vache à Maillotte and the freshly baked bread from the village bakery. You will find the cheese and bread so delicious that you will want to bring some home!
Fromagerie La vache à Maillotte : 604, 2e Rue Est, La Sarre, 1 866 333-1156
Spend the rest of the day in Rouyn-Noranda, where you will find restaurant and accommodation options that suit your tastes and budget.
Le Saint-Exupéry : 35, rue Perreault Est, Rouyn-Noranda, 819 797-4867
Le St-Honoré : 92, rue Perreault Est, Rouyn-Noranda, 819 764-9909
Bienvenue Chez-Œufs : 84, rue Gamble Ouest, Rouyn-Noranda, 819 762-9990
Horizon Thaï: 108, Avenue Principale, Rouyn-Noranda, 819 762-4060
Le Cellier / Resto bar : 41, 6e Rue, Rouyn-Noranda, 1 866 562-2341
Rôtisserie O’Poulet : 245, rue Gamble Ouest, Rouyn-Noranda, 819 762-4419
Moulin Noir, Steakhouse : 45, avenue Dallaire, Rouyn-Noranda, 819 797-8778
Motel Mistral : 903, avenue Larivière, Rouyn-Noranda, 1 888 608-0884
Best Western Plus Hôtel Albert : 84, avenue Principale, Rouyn-Noranda, 1 888 725-2378
Comfort Inn Rouyn-Noranda : 1295, avenue Larivière, Rouyn-Noranda, 1 844 571-1654
Hôtel Gouverneur Le Noranda : 41, 6e Rue, Rouyn-Noranda, 1 866 562-2341
Centre plein air du lac Flavrian : 3288, rang du Lac Flavrian, Rouyn-Noranda, 819 768-3497
Day 4 – Témiscamingue
Take a short trip to Témiscamingue and travel back in time at Fossilarium of Notre-Dame-du-Nord. Travel the Earth’s evolutionary history, from primitive single-celled organisms to the first humans. Go on a fossil safari with a competent guide, and dig fossils that you can take home once they are identified carefully.
Fossilarium : 5, rue Principale, Notre-Dame-du-Nord, 819 723-2500
Visit the oldest house still standing in Témiscamingue: the Maison du Frère-Moffet was built in 1881 and designated a historic monument. Discover Father Joseph Moffet, one of the greatest legends of the region. Thanks to this man’s strong, stubborn nature, Témiscamingue laid the bases for a dynamic agricultural industry. Make a stop at Barbe Broue Pub to enjoy a great local beer made with hops grown by the brewers. You’ll love it!
Maison du Frère Moffet : 7, rue Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, rue Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Ville-Marie, 819 629-3533
Barbe Broue Pub : 69, rue Sainte-Anne, Ville-Marie, 819 629-7442
Follow the Discovery route to learn more about the major fur trading post that Fort-Témiscamingue/Obadjiwan National Historic Site once was. 2017 is the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and Canada gives you as a gift free admission to Parks Canada sites on presentation of the 2017 Discovery Pass (available at parcscanada.gc.ca).
Lieu historique national du Fort-Témiscamingue/Obadjiwan :
834, chemin du Vieux-Fort, Duhamel-Ouest, 1 888 773-8888
Jour 5 – Rouyn-Noranda
Treat yourself with a fine meal in one of the many restaurants that provide partial access features to people with restricted physical ability, and have a good night sleep before you spend a full day in the great outdoors at Parc national d’Aiguebelle. The self-guiding trail “La Castorière” is specifically adapted for people with restricted physical ability. We recommend that you bring a snack to enjoy the full experience.
You still have a bit of energy left?
Visit MA, museum of art. This museum presents several exhibitions of national and international caliber. In 2017, MA will welcome more than 10 exhibitions. You wish to take back home a souvenir or a gift? Visit the craft boutique; you will find a vast selection of items made by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists.
Parc national d’Aiguebelle : 12373, route d’Aiguebelle, Rouyn-Noranda (Mont-Brun)
Le MA : 201, avenue Dallaire, Rouyn-Noranda, 819 762-6600
Your journey in Abitibi-Témiscamingue has come to an end. Please come again for other discoveries!
Have a pleasant stay in Abitibi-Témiscamingue!
Note: To check the accessibility rating of establishments, visit keroul.qc.ca