Located northwest of the province and mainly surrounded with water, Nord-du Québec has a population of about 44,000 inhabitants.
This region, which goes beyond the 49th parallel, features three climatic zones from north to south -- tundra, taiga, boreal forest -- and takes up 55% of Québec's total surface area.
Its western coastline follows James Bay and Hudson Bay, while its northern shoreline is circled by Ungava Bay. Nord-du-Québec has about 15 rivers and 30 stretches of water, including Lake Mistassini, the largest natural freshwater lake in Québec. Most of the lakes in the region allow fishing and some have a beach, such as Lake Quévillon in Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Lake Gilman in Chibougamau, Lake Opémisca, north of Chapais, and Lake Waswanipi in the municipality of Eeyou Istchee Baie-James.
Adventurers seeking open spaces and untouched territory will be delighted in Nord-du-Québec. They will have the opportunity of visiting Réserve faunique Assinica and Réserve faunique des Lacs Albanel-Mistassini-et-Waconichi in Chibougamau.
They will also enjoy the snowmobile trails that connect several municipalities, namely Valcanton, Matagami and Mistissini. Those looking for physical activity will be able to experience snowshoe trekking at its best on its numerous paths where snow is always plentiful.
This northern region benefits from a cultural heritage that mirrors the people who have lived on its territory for thousands of years. History and culture enthusiasts will learn more about them at the Aanischaaukamik Cree Cultural Institute. The Institute, which serves as museum, library, archives and documentation centre, is located in Oujé-Bougoumou, a community that received an award from the United Nations.
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