Spanning northwestern Québec and eastern Ontario, this vast region, boasting some 22,000 lakes and rivers, covers two territories bearing Anishinabe names (from the Algonquin family of languages): Témiscamingue (deep water) and Abitibi (where the waters divide).
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Abitibi-Témiscamingue has something for everyone, whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, wildlife aficionado or culture buff.
Parc national d’Aiguebelle
This park offers a rich natural and cultural heritage. The hiking trails let you take in the stunning landscapes. A wide range of activities are available for everyone, whether it’s kayaking, canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing or even Nordic skiing.
You can see lava flows and rocks that are 2.7 billion years old.
Nestled atop a hill or tucked away in the boreal forest, rustic shelters or ready-to-camp units let you enjoy a longer stay and discover all the natural beauty the park has to offer.
Meet the Dr. Doolittle of the forest: Michel Pageau. Imagine a place where wounded or orphaned animals are sheltered, cared for and then released back into the wild. That place would be Refuge Pageau! Not only does the shelter restore resident animals to good health, it offers a fascinating experience to visitors, who are able to get a close glimpse of—and sometimes even touch—moose, partridge, wolves and other wil.
Since not all the animals get released, you may bump into a few along the wooded path that winds through the site, including Chewbacca the porcupine and Tiby the moose. Every animal is named and has its own story. Take the guided tour to learn more. The shelter is a wonderful reflection of Michel Pageau’s passionate life.
Refuge Pageau can accommodate up to 200 wild animals.
Snowmobiling in Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Vroom vroom! Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a snowmobiler’s paradise. The exceptional weather conditions along with the expertise and dedication of our snowmobiler clubs make it possible for our region to offer 3,500 km of trails that are among the most beautiful in the world.
Safe and perfectly maintained, our trails cross through majestic landscapes and snow-laden forests. Snowmobilers are always delighted with our quality services. A memorable experience awaits in the white and pristine beauty of winter!