A dazzling azure sky and dancing auroras borealis impart a magical air to this glorious land, famous for its pristine wilderness and magnificent and enchanting panoramas.

This is the land with six seasons, where life trickles along, filled with fresh air, crystal-clear water, vast open spaces and pleasure. Abitibi-Temiscamingue represents an immense 65143 square kilometres territory where live more than 150 000 inhabitants.

Abitibi-Temiscamingue stirs the imagination, as it is cloaked in the huge boreal and Laurentian forest filled with the treasure of the gods and celebrated for its most astonishing legends and customs. Its landscape has been etched by the passing of the glaciers. Thus, the tourists discover traces of this period during their travel throughout the region, among them the typical geological formations such as the eskers and the moraines, as well as the watershed line which trends in an alternate fashion to the north and then to the south, following the fancy of the terrain.

In fact, Abitibi-Temiscamingue is the best site for the observation of Quebec's geological and glacial past. Many artefacts have been found here and a number of them belong to the first human occupation about 9 000 years ago, some time after the melting of the last glacier (the glacier was three kilometres thick).

The First Nations still live on a part of their ancestral lands of Abitibi-Temiscamingue. Abitibi-Temiscamingue is recognized for its numerous covered bridges, game-abounding forests and fish-teeming lakes and many visitors consider it a veritable seventh heaven for adventure and outdoor activities. Indeed, the vast region is crisscrossed by a network of about 4 thousand kilometres of snowmobile trails that boasts to be one of the finest in Quebec. A large number of uniquely charming lodges spread along its path.

Abitibi-Temiscamingue also embodies a heritage that includes mining, forestry, agriculture, local culture, local products from the countryside, secrets of nature, the mysteries of wildlife and countless other charming attractions. Let remind you that Abitibi-Temiscamingue offer as well a number of tours. Two of them are the most famous: The Prospectors' and Clearers' Tour and The Pioneers' Tour.

Whether you come to Abitibi-Temiscamingue to enjoy skating, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, tobogganing, skiing, snowmobiling, visiting museums or out-of-the-ordinary places or simply for a well-deserved break in the outdoors, this kingdom of greatness offers a journey you won't forget.

The members of the Réseau d'observation faunique de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue have prepared a tool that will help in the planning of your travel and increase your chances of meeting feathered specimens. A series of pamphlets reveal the secret lairs of local furred and scaly celebrities and the periods at which visitors are most likely to observe them. The pamphlets guide you along some of the most interesting tourist sites and in some places really off the beaten path, explaning animals' behavior. In addition to the dazzling pictures, you vill find maps and other useful information on the reception facilities and the services and activities to complete your wildlif observation of the Abitibi-Temiscamingue Region.

A deer in Abitibi. Youtube by Matthewvaughan

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