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Planning the perfect date in Rouyn-Noranda

By Sophie Mediavilla-Rivard

Abitibi-Témiscamingue is also the perfect setting for romance. Whether you’re just passing through or live in Rouyn-Noranda year-round, check out these must-see destinations with your partner to spice up your day!

By Sophie Mediavilla-Rivard

Explore the Lac Osisko bike path by tandem bike

We start off in style with a romantic date you won’t soon forget! Located on the shores of Lac Osisko, RécréOsisko is a rental service that lends out tandem bikes for free—the perfect opportunity to explore the bike path and test out your coordination as a couple.

And if you want to swap pedalling for paddling, you can rent a two-person kayak for a cozy tour around Lac Osisko.

Enjoy a pint at Trèfle noir

What better to wet your whistle after a long bike ride than a crisp pint at Trèfle noir? A little sampling of the local flavours makes for a sweet date with your better half. Founded in 2009, this microbrewery serves up tasty brews and hearty snacks to satisfy those late-afternoon hunger pangs. The service is also top notch!

Spend a romantic night at Racines du p’tit Isidore

Want to plan a romantic getaway somewhere different? There’s nowhere quite like Racines du p’tit Isidore, located in the Parc d’Aiguebelle sector. You and your sweetheart will spend the night in a yurt, a wood-framed, round tent that comes fully equipped with bedding, toilet, wood stove and kitchenette. It’s just different enough—we promise!

I spent two nights there with my boyfriend a few years ago, and we have very fond memories of it. There was a sunroof right over our bed, and I’ll never forget that breathtaking view of the stars.

Enjoy an evening of laughs at La Bamboche

Head over to the Cabaret de la dernière chance hand-in-hand for a summer improv show, where fans gather every Wednesday for a fun-filled, creative evening.

Bonus point for La Bamboche: It’s the ideal venue for a first date. If you run out of things to talk about, don’t panic! Just relax and enjoy the show—there’s nothing like a good laugh to get the conversation flowing! Ha, ha!

Hike the Kékéko Hills: classic date destination 

What could be more romantic than a hike? Share a water bottle, wait patiently for your less-fit partner to catch up to you, marvel at the gentle flapping of a partridge’s wings... So many romantic moments await you at Kékéko Hills!

Photo: Louis Jalbert

The mountain will always be a favourite of mine—and its gorgeous lakes are like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for tired hikers.
Now, get to it! It’s time to plan the perfect date! We can’t wait to welcome you and your sweetheart to Rouyn-Noranda.

N.B. Obviously, you can easily turn these activities into fun for one, or even three or more people. You decide! ?