Reserve of Pikogan
The reserve Algonquin of Pikogan is located in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue Region, three kilometres from Amos, on the west bank of the Harricana River.
It has a population of about 700. Most inhabitants speak Algonquian language, but about 20% speak French and more than 10% speak English. Essential economic activities of the residents are arts and handicrafts, businesses and services (mainly to tourists), forestry, trapping and construction.
The St-Catherine church of Pikogan was built in 1967 in the form of a Tee pee (a traditional tent). The interior decoration of the church was made by local craftsmen by using traditional methods.
Today, the church of Pikogan is much more than just a place of cult. In fact, it’s a meeting place with the history and reality of the nation that played an important role in the regional history and which is still contributing today to the development of Abitibi-Temiscamingue.
To get to Pikogan, guests must take Highway 109, which it connects to Highway 117.