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Living Here!

Abitibi-Témiscamingue is the place where we chose to live. Just east of Ontario, between the 47th parallel and the 49th parallel, not entirely north of Montreal as some like to say, but rather west of it. This is not just a place we happened to stop by. This is the place in the world where we chose to live, to wake up every morning enthralled by its immense sky. 

Some live there because they were born there and never felt the urge to leave, others because they have never felt this good elsewhere, and others because they came to see the place and decided to stay. Altogether, almost 148,000 of us live here, sharing 65,000 square kilometres. We have access to wideopen spaces, great outdoors and dense forests, but also to vibrant cities where culture is overflowing with creativity. 

For thousands of years, the Algonquin people (Anishinaabeg) have known this territory and travelled throughout it, from lake to lake, and from forest to forest. This land was cleared by our grandparents or greatgrandparents in order to build cities and villages, which are only a hundred years old now. It is a region that we continue to develop, together, through initiatives in which there is as much solidarity as there was in the early days. 

Here, we bring to life a growing culture, we come up with new festivals to make people laugh, dance and create. You will see in our eyes our pride in what we have built and in what we contribute to every day. Here, with shovels or through brush strokes, through our flowers or our colours, we create a pride that is as deep as our lakes and we nurture a creativity that is commensurate to our largerthanlife skies. 

Abitibi-Témiscamingue is where we will wait for you, with our contagious smiles, to help you discover everything that makes people want to stay here over and over again. 

Abitibi-Témiscamingue is made up of five RCM territories. As we like to say: “Five territories, one destination!” And each one has its own special way of welcoming you. 


One thing is for sure: The residents of these small towns, nestled deep in the forest next to lakes and rivers, all stick together. Amos-Harricana is still home to the descendants of the first settlers who came from distant lands to clear the land and build a life full of promise. For the past century, alongside the Abitibiwinnis people, we’ve welcomed newcomers and worked together to build a territory where anything is possible.  
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Abitibi-Ouest is all about nature, an inland sea, fields, barns and wild flowers, an invitation to take a moment to tune in. To notice the person next to you smiling—and the community behind them, like a big, happy family. A family with crazy ideas just waiting to help you put your own into action.  


The territory itself is overwhelmingly beautiful. And it has so much to offer: lakes for diving and fishing, pine forests for outdoor adventures and gathering mushrooms and medicinal plants, and fields that change with the seasons, providing bountiful harvests for cooking and celebrating together. The possibilities are as numerous as the people who come here to explore them.  
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The local microbrewery is called Le Prospecteur and the main attraction, Cité de l’Or. Businesses still proudly show off their boomtown architecture. People still take the train to get here. The names are Anicinabek, Cree, Québecois, English, Ukrainian and German. There’s a palpable feeling of good times here. Think: the Far West, only reimagined!  


In Rouyn-Noranda, the industrial, academic, commercial and creative sectors all co-exists around a lake surrounded by forests. Alongside the mining industry, you’ll find a major university, large-scale projects, thriving businesses, vibrant celebrations, art installations, and vast natural surroundings ideal for all kinds of adventures.  
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The strength of a network

The region is home to six centres de santé et de services sociaux (CSSS) affiliated with the Réseau universitaire intégré de santé et services sociaux (RUISSS) McGill. In addition to these institutions, equipped with cutting-edge equipment, the region also has 27 clinics. The strength of the regional healthcare network lies partly in its desire to provide basic services to its population, but especially in its ability to innovate. In Abitibi-Témiscamingue more than elsewhere, health is a community affair, with some 175 community organizations serving the population. 


One big family

Our communities have an impressive toolbox for helping youth and families blossom. From municipal family policies to family centres, from fully equipped schoolyards to community centres for all ages, there’s something for everyone. And it all starts with daycare!

Find your home

Dreaming of a house by the water or a charming bungalow in a kid-friendly neighbourhood? Whatever your preference, every house hunter is sure to find their ideal home in Abitibi-Témiscamingue! Prefer a newer construction? The number of new builds continues to grow each year as we create new neighbourhoods in many different cities.


Get active in the community

The best way to make connections and take root is through cultural, social, and community engagement. And there are so many different ways to get involved! Become a volunteer and feel useful while getting to know passionate citizens who are all about giving back to their community. Or take part in the countless activities offered across the region!

Discover our human gems

In addition to having all kinds of minerals underground, our territory has an incredible wealth: the people who inhabit it. They are warm, passionate, funny, open and experienced people. They are smiling faces, helping hands and generous hearts. These are our human nuggets, which shine and make the region shine.

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