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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
 
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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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Corporation Nibiischii
Nibiischii Corporation (Land of Water) operates the vast Albanel-Mistassini-and-Waconichi Wildlife Reserve, spanning more than 16,000 km². This magnificent ...
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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
Golf
Quad
Artisanat et métiers d'art
Hébergement
Randonnée pédestre
Avion, hélicoptère et montgolfière
Interprétation
Raquette
Camping
Magasinage
Réserve faunique
Canot-kayak
Motoneige
Site historique
Caverne ou mine
Musée
Site ou parc thématique
Centrale hydroélectrique
Observation astronomique
Ski alpin
Centre de plein air
Observation de la faune
Ski de fond
Chasse et/ou pêche
Observation de la flore
Spectacle
Compétition sportive
Parc
Traîneau à chiens
Danse et musique
Pêche blanche
Vélo
Expériences et cultures autochtones
Plage
Visite guidée
Exposition
Point d'observation
Visite industrielle
Glissade sur tube
 
Lodging in the region of James Bay
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Gîte (1)  
 
Information and services
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