Témiscamingue – Rich in Resources
The Témiscamingue area, which covers the entire south part of the region, including the réserve faunique La Vérendrye, conceals numerous natural resources, which are mainly composed of forests. It is also in this area that the first silver mine in Canada was built: the Wright mine. Unfortunately, this mine closed in 1952. The beautiful landscapes of this area and its important hydrographical network provide a great place for outdoor lovers to do their favourite sports.
The numerous interpretation paths will help you identify some animal and plant species, or learn more about the ecosystems of the region. Visit the museums, which tell you about a page of the Témiscamingue’s history. You will be surprised by all the potential of this area.
Au Pays des Forêts – The Homeland for Lumberjacks
This is one of the largest areas of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. This sector, which is a land of forests and lakes, is home to the oldest city of the region: Amos. In its centre runs one of Canada’s longest waterways: the famous Harricana River, which, among other things, has inspired many Quebec singers.
At its beginnings, this area welcomed many wood workers who came to settle on its territory. Its large green spaces where many different kinds of trees grow were favourable to the establishment of important forest industry companies a few years later. In addition to being an important employment provider, this area makes the joy of outdoor sports enthusiasts by offering them large green spaces as far as the eye can see.
Hunters and fishers can play to their heart’s content in this area, just like water sports lovers. In winter, numerous snowmobiling paths allow those sport lovers to cross the region in every direction.