Destinations to explore, February 21, 2022 2022-02-21
Snowmobiling in Abitibi-Témiscamingue © Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Alija Bos

There are a thousand and one reasons to fall under the spell of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, a magnificent region of western Quebec. But one of the biggest reasons is that it’s an extraordinary territory where you can enjoy a flurry of winter activities, whether you like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing or snowmobiling. Another great reason: because you will meet welcoming people who are eager to give you a vacation you won’t soon forget. Add to that delectable, original regional products and you have all of the ingredients for a great getaway!

Forêt récréative, Vallée de l'Or, Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Crédit photo Stephane Fortin
Forêt récréative, Vallée de l'Or, Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Photo credit: Stephane Fortin

Winter fun in the Vallée-de-l’Or area

Winter enthusiasts will find that the the Vallée-de-l'Or offers many opportunities to play outdoors, whether with family, friends or even on your own. You can explore the boreal forest on cross-country skis, skates or snowshoes, and even fish on the many lakes and rivers that are the pride of the region. At the end of a day spent outdoors, enjoy a craft beer from a local microbrewery or warm up with the best hot chocolate ever!

Everything you need to unwind in Abitibi-Ouest

If you dream of a vacation like no other, the Abitibi-Ouest area can be an amazing destination. Whether you want lots of outdoor fun, a getaway to an outfitters, a cozy B&B steeped in history, or tons of culture to discover, Abitibi-Ouest is teeming with tourist attractions and activities to suit all tastes. And for foodies, there's nothing quite like tasting delicious local products, in particular those from cheese maker La vache à Maillotte. Your taste buds will thank you!

Welcome to where snowmobiles are king

With exceptional weather conditions, dedicated experienced snowmobile clubs and one of the most beautiful snowmobile trail networks in the world, Abitibi-Témiscamingue has something to please the most demanding riders.

To enjoy your favorite activity to the fullest, many hotels offer irresistible snowmobile packages. At the Rodeway Inn Pikogan/Amos, located a few minutes from the Refuge Pageau animal shelter, you will discover a modern and welcoming establishment, whose strategic location allows direct access to the snowmobile trails. In Val-d'Or, the Hotel Continental offers cozy rooms, some with kitchenettes, as well as a restaurant. The proximity of the airport and tourist attractions such as the Fôret récréative makes it a choice establishment. Finally, if you choose the very friendly Comfort Inn Rouyn-Noranda, located a few minutes from must-see attractions such as Parc national d’Aiguebelle, you can access the snowmobile trails directly in front of the hotel!

Hôtel Continental Centre-Ville
Hotel Continental Centre-Ville

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