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!

1252, route 167 Sud
Chibougamau (Qc), Canada
G8P 2X8
1 888 748-8140
 
Destinations to discover
Tourisme Oujé-Bougoumou
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Attractions and events
Nuuhchimi Wiinuu
An eco-tourism aboriginal site is ready to welcome you. It consists of a chalet, multiple traditional and authentic Cree dwellings that feature comfort ...
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Major citites and towns
Chapais   
Lebel-sur-Quévillon   
Mistissini   
Chibougamau   
Matagami   
 
Activities to do in the region of James Bay
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Golf
Randonnée pédestre
Avion, hélicoptère et montgolfière
Hébergement
Réserve faunique
Camping
Interprétation
Site historique
Canot-kayak
Magasinage
Site ou parc thématique
Caverne ou mine
Motoneige
Spectacle
Centrale hydroélectrique
Observation astronomique
Traîneau à chiens
Centre de plein air
Observation de la faune
Vélo
Chasse et/ou pêche
Parc
Village autochtone
Compétition sportive
Pêche blanche
Visite guidée
Danse et musique
Plage
Visite industrielle
Exposition
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Lodging in the region of James Bay
Camping (7)  
Hôtel et auberge (17)  
Chalet, condo ou résidence de tourisme (1)  
Pourvoirie  (5)  
Gîte (2)  
 
Information and services
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James Bay