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Top picks in Vallée-de-l’Or

1. Recreational forest Hiking, mountain biking, zip lining, skating, fat biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, outdoor fireplaces, reception chalet, equipment rentals: “It’s nature—only well organized and accessible to everyone!” – Pierre, Val-d’Or   2. Rotary tower/Parc Belvédère   The rotary tower offers a stunning view of the city and surrounding area. “Music at Sunset” is the best time of … Continued

A relaxing weekend in a ready-to-camp cabin at Opémican

Ever since I moved to Abitibi-Témiscamingue in 2018, I’ve been hearing about Sépaq’s latest addition to its outdoor network: Parc national d’Opémican! Last December, I had the opportunity to get a first look at this new park, and I couldn’t wait for summer to return to live the Opémican experience to the full… Spending a … Continued

Abitibi-Témiscamingue: A gem of nature to explore

I live in a boundless world of freshwater crisscrossed with lakes and rivers providing a profusion of waterways. I live on a land of plains sprinkled with hills to its north and scenic valleys to its south. I breathe amidst a land that is still home to large stretches of mature forests, where I am … Continued

Stéphanie Brousseau, master in the art of exploration

It’s a perfect day for kayaking. You paddle quietly over calm waters of the deepest blue. You are enchanted by the wilderness, the feeling of having the entire world alone to yourself, of being lost in the middle of nowhere, when you suddenly notice a small sandy beach on an island. It’s not so much … Continued