Destinations to explore, June 13, 2022 2022-06-13
Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue © Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue

This summer, 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 of escape and a warm welcome at every turn!

A gourmet getaway to tantalize your palate

Let yourself be tempted by a visit to the Miellerie de la Grande-Ourse. Located in Saint-Marc-de-Figuery, this honey farm offers sparkling carbonated meads made from the fermentation of summer honey and flavored with raspberry, blueberry or hops. Be sure to also try their honeyed boreal gin combining herbs picked in a local forest. A tasty creation using the region’s products!

In Val-D'Or, you’ll be delighted to discover the world of Alpha Tango, the first distillery in the world to use cattails in spirits. It creates products of exceptional quality that impress connoisseurs and aficionados around the world. A contemporary gin proudly distilled from local, hand-picked ingredients and some of the best vodka in the world! Cheers!

Christian Leduc, Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Photo credit: Christian Leduc, Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue

A circuit for historical and cultural buffs

Abitibi-Témiscamingue also invites you to take a remarkable trip back in time, whether it be to the Cité de l'Or in Val d'Or, the Dumulon General Store in Rouyn-Noranda, or the École du rang II and the Maison Turgeon, both located in Abitibi-Ouest. In Amos, get ready to experience a tourist adventure highlighting the natural and cultural heritage of Amos-Harricana with Anisipi, a water discovery tour in the heart of a vast territory steeped in the thousand-year-old heritage of the Anicinape people. Four immersive experience zones designed by Moment Factory will educate, amaze and move visitors of all ages and backgrounds, starting July 8, 2022! Also plan to visit the Obadjiwan-Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site to learn about 6,000 years of Indigenous presence.

Let yourself be surprised by the Vallée-de-l'Or, gateway to the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region

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Photo credit: Alija Bos, Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue

This amazing destination has three hubs: Val-d'Or, Senneterre and Malartic. Whether you are a city foodie or a solo traveller who loves the great outdoors, the Vallée-de-l'Or has something for you. Discover must-sees like La Cité de l'Or in Val-d'Or, where you can become a miner for a day and explore the mine 91 meters underground, or the Bell River, where you can enjoy kayaking. In addition, mountain biking is a popular activity at Mont-Bell, at the Forêt récréative or on the Sentier des 4 saisons.

Take advantage of your stay to discover local drinks, including at Le Prospecteur microbrewery, or the Alpha Tango micro-distillery.

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