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Centre d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de la Métabetchouane (CHAM)

Region City
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Desbiens

The interpretation centre invites the public to relive the clash between the Native American and European cultures through its activities and exhibits. You’ll be delighted by this unique interactive and multi-sensory exhibition, at the founding site of the famous Lac Saint-Jean!

Map and contact information


Schedules may change at any time without notice. It is always advisable to check the schedule with the company before coming.


Taxes included



Contact information

243, rue Hébert (route 169), Desbiens, Québec, Canada, G0W 1N0

Vehicle and Parking Services

  • Free outdoor parking
  • Permanent exhibitions


  • Entertainment
  • Entertainment for children
  • Workshops
  • Tasting
  • Native culture interpretation
  • Site interpretation
  • Shows
  • Multimedia/videos/movies
  • Self-guided tours
  • Tours : in french


  • Internet access : free wireless
  • Boutique
  • Panoramic view / lookout

Restaurant and food services

  • Restaurant on premises
  • Picnic area



  • Special schedules
  • Reservations required
  • Group rates
  • Tours : in french
  • Tours : in english

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