James Bay
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The region of James Bay covers 350,000 km2 (217,480 mi2) of boreal forests and taiga spotted with countless rivers and lakes. This is where Jamesians (non-natives) and the Cree of Eeyou Istchee (who have lived there for nearly 5,000 years) cohabit. Eeyou Istchee, which means “Land of the People” in Cree, was created as a new region in 2008 so as to regroup Cree nations and their tourism supply resources. The region is known for many out-of-the-ordinary activities, such as hunting and fishing (offered by numerous outfitters), caribou observation, snowmobiling and dogsledding in the wintertime, ecotourism and unique guided tours, not to mention the unforgettable displays of northern lights! Commensurate with the vastness of its territory, James Bay has the largest natural lake in Quebec, Mistassini Lake, measuring 2,115 km2 (1,314 mi2), the biggest wildlife reserve in the province, near Chibougamau, and the world’s largest underground generating station, the Robert-Bourassa Generating Facility. The Oujé-Bougoumou village, recently founded, uniting tradition and modernism, invites you to come discover the cuisine, handicrafts and culture of the Cree. For its part, the Centre d’intérêt minier de Chibougamau (Chibougamau Mining Discovery Centre) provides visitors with background information on the history of mines; the guided tour of the mine’s headings isn’t to be missed!

512, route 167 Sud
Chibougamau (Qc), Canada
G8P 2X8
1 888 748-8140
 
Destinations to discover
Tourisme Mistissini
Mistissini est la plus grande communauté crie des Cris de la Baie-James du Québec. La Nation Crie de Mistissini est située à l'extrémité Sud-est du lac ...
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Attractions and events
La Grande-1 Generating Station
After your visit to the Robert-Bourassa generating facility you may head to Baie James (James Bay) and the last generating station on the Grande Rivière ...
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Major citites and towns
Chapais   
Lebel-sur-Quévillon   
Mistissini   
Chibougamau   
Matagami   
 
Activities to do in the region of James Bay
Animation
Exposition
Quad
Avion, hélicoptère et montgolfière
Golf
Randonnée pédestre
Camping
Hébergement
Réserve faunique
Caverne ou mine
Interprétation
Site historique
Centrale hydroélectrique
Magasinage
Site ou parc thématique
Centre de plein air
Motoneige
Spectacle
Chasse et/ou pêche
Observation astronomique
Vélo
Compétition sportive
Parc
Visite guidée
Danse et musique
Plage
Visite industrielle
 
Lodging in the region of James Bay
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Gîte (2)  
 
Information and services
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Robert-Bourassa Generating Facilities
James Bay