Destinations to explore, September 26, 2022 2022-09-26
Parc national d’Aiguebelle Parc national d’Aiguebelle © MathieuDupuis

This fall, every reason is a good reason to explore Abitibi-Témiscamingue, this sublime region in western Quebec. You can discover original local products by opting for a gourmet tour, visit countless cultural and historical sites that have a lot to say, or take advantage of a wide range of outdoor activities, to be enjoyed without moderation. Whatever your destination, Abitibi-Témiscamingue promises memorable moments where you can unwind, discover and enjoy a warm welcome at every turn!

Exode Batisseur d'Aventure
Guided tour © Exode Batisseur d'Aventure

Thirsty for adventure? Follow the guide... into the heart of nature!

With its two national parks, (Aiguebelle and Opémican) and the La Vérendrye wildlife reserve, Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a huge sparsely populated territory that will give you the ultimate feeling of freedom. 22,000 lakes and rivers offer almost infinite possibilities for water sports enthusiasts. Many tourism businesses make adventure accessible to all by providing outdoor equipment, guided adventures and memorable expeditions. You can paddle, pedal, climb and explore nature responsibly and safely through unique experiences. Immersed in the boreal forest, enjoy your getaway by making the most of the show of colours and snuggling up in accommodations that are out-of-the-ordinary!

A gourmet itinerary to thrill your senses

Abitibi-Témiscamingue stands out when it comes to its food. This fall, travel across the territory to meet its producers and artisans. Take the opportunity to leave the main streets to meet with those who grow, transform and bring out the best of the ingredients offered by the land. Whether it's to enjoy a good microbrewery beer around a campfire, to taste the abundance of the harvests in one of the public markets or to discover delicacies on a road trip, the region has a true gourmet nature and is spoiled with regional products.

Microbrasserie Le Trefle Noir
Microbrasserie Le Trefle Noir © Christian Leduc
              Cite de l'Or
La Cité de l'Or © Christian Leduc

Surprising places to see underground, in the air and everywhere in between!

Let yourself be surprised by the Vallée-de-l’Or, the gateway to the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. Through its three poles: Val-d'Or, Senneterre and Malartic, this amazing destination is enveloped by a welcoming nature. Whether you are an urban epicurean or a solitary person who loves the great outdoors, the region will amaze you. The Vallée-de-l'Or invites you to discover its must-see attractions such as the Cité de l’Or by becoming a miner for a day and experiencing a descent 91 metres underground, the Musée minéralogique de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue in Malartic or kayaking on the Bell River.

In addition, mountain biking is in the spotlight at Mont-Bell and at the Forêt récréative. Take advantage of your stay to discover our gourmet addresses such as the Le Prospecteur microbrewery and the Alpha Tango micro-distillery.

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