Mistissini

The community of Cree Nation of Mistissini is located at the south-east end of Mistassini Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Quebec and in the center of the largest wildlife reserve in Quebec, in Northern Quebec.

Mistissini is the largest Cree community of the James Bay Crees. Indeed, more than 3100 people live here. The Crees of Mistissini have lived in the Mistassini Lake area for thousands of years. For a very long time, the place was just a summer encampment.

The Hudson Bay Company and its contender North West Company established there tehir fur trading posts, in the early 1800. The James Bay Agreement was signed on November 11, 1975 giving the Crees of  Mistissini opportunity of further development in their respective communities.

Since then, the Mistissini Crees have been in the tourism industry, offering fishing, adventure and cultural packages of high quality. They provide above standard lodging facilities.

These adventure and cultural packages include activities that relate specifically to the Cree culture, but the locals have the unique ability to customize packages to suit tourists needs focusing on attention to detail to make your trip a memorable experience. Mistissini is accessible by road and by airplane. By road, the community of Mistissini is a nine or ten hour drive from Montreal. By air, Mistissini has flights from Montreal to the regional airport of Chibougamau-Chiapais, which is a scenic one hour drive away from Mistissini.

Vacationers can  purchase their Quebec provincial fishing license or their daily access permits for fishing at the Mistissini tourism office. The office is located within the Mistissini Lodge at 24 Amisk Street.  It can be reached at 418-923-3466. Note than the Mistassini Lake, the largest fresh water lake in Quebec, is 120 km in length and up to 32 km in width.

Contact the Cree Nation of Mistissini :

Isaac Shecapio Sr. Administration Building

187, Main Street, Mistissini Quebec G0W 1C0 Tel: 418 923-3461

Web Site: www.mistissini.ca

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