Amos

Amos is a pleasant little city that lies to the north of Val-d’Or. It is the principal town of the Abitibi County, in the Abitibi-Temicamingue Region.

The city is noted particularly for its relatively unspoiled nature, for its graceful and imposing cathedral, with its Roman-Byzantine style structure, unique in North America, with mosaics, Italian marble and French stained window. Amos is also known and for the presence of vast heritage. Amos has a population of about 14, 000.

The community was founded in 1910, when the first settlers came here via the Harricana River, one of the longest waterways in Canada. Thus, Amos is the oldest settlement in Abitibi. A historic municipal well merits a visit. Note than its crystal-clear water is considered the best in Canada.

At the intersection of Highway 11 West and the Chemin du Cimetiere, a cycling path takes guests to the heart of nature for an excursion leading to the village of La Ferme, just 8 km from Amos.

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