Chibougamau is an Indigenous word meaning “gathering place” and it’s a perfect blend of wilderness and urban life.
The town sits at the southern edge of the Far North. Who, in the 19th century, could have ventured so far north of Lac Saint-Jean? Explorers drawn to the region’s mining and forestry potential. At this latitude, outdoor enthusiasts are in their element, year-round.
Here are some recommendations to help you make the most of your stay. Welcome to our beautiful city!