Located in Western Québec and bordered by Ontario, Abitibi-Témiscamingue has a population of about 148,000 inhabitants.
Covered with green boreal forest and surrounded by countless lakes, this vast region also depends on a rich subsoil that offers several opportunities for the mining industry and which greatly contributed to the development of municipalities such as Val-d'Or and Malartic.
Rouyn-Noranda, the region's capital, is a dynamic city that benefits from a university, an abundant cultural life and a lively downtown area along with natural spaces that spread beyond what your eyes can see.
From the emerging music scene with the Festival de musique émergente to international cinema with the Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the region counts on many signature events. The Foire du camionneur, a trucker's event held in Barraute is also worth mentioning.
Nature enthusiasts will gladly explore the region's parks and wildlife reserve such as the Parc national d'Aiguebelle in Rouyn-Noranda and the Réserve faunique La Vérendrye in Val-d'Or.
In Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the municipalities are known for their rich historical and architectural heritage. Namely, the Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site, located in Duhamel-Ouest, was once used as a trading post for the fur trade. There is also the Chantier Gédéon in Angliers along with the Hector-Authier house in Amos, which was built in 1912 and covered with a pitched roof and gabled dormers. The Maison-Dumulon in Rouyn-Noranda, formerly a post office, general store and family residence, is listed among the Québec Cultural Heritage Register and comprises two round wood buildings that were built in the early twenties.
Several Abitibi cities are established nearby stretches of water that allow fishing and water-related activities, such as Macamic and Preissac along with Témiscaming, which is located by Lake Kipawa.
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