Belleterre

Belleterre is located in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue region.

It’s one of about twenty communities of the Temiscamingue countu. It has a population of about 400. The forest constitutes the main richness of Belleterre.

Aux Sables Lac is the main body of water on the territory. Belleterre was founded following the discovery of a gold field by William Logan.

A golden mine was built by 1935 here, and in 1942, the McIntryre Mines compagny, owner of the mine, began building the village for their workers.

At those times, Belleterre was a model of a mining town. The community was managed entirely by the mining company, and had a population of more than 2 000. In 1957, following the closure of the mine, people left Belleterre, and today it depends greatly on both the forest and tourism industry.

Indeed, one of the biggest employers in the region, the Commonwealt Plywood’s rotary wood cutting plant, is located at Belleterre. The community also has potential to develop in the mining industry. As to tourist attractions, there are snowmobile trails crossing the territory and around sixteen maple groves grow within Belleterre limits. Some outfitters are present in the area to provide for the tourists who come for outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. An interesting natural site is also present near Belleterr, that’s a fishing sanctuary.

A fishing tournament, a curling tournament and the Valentine’s day Bonspiel are held in Belleterre every year.

When travelling to Belleterre, visitors can take the Road 382, which connects to the Highway 101.

Contact Belleterre:

265, 1re Avenue, C. P. 130

Belleterre

J0Z 1L0

Telephone: 819 - 722-2122

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