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Eeyou Istchee / Baie-James

eyou Istchee Baie-James is one of the world’s last remaining pristine lands. Its countless rivers and lakes are teeming with fish, and the region is known for its spellbinding natural phenomena, wildlife and wilderness. A part of the population is Cree, an indigenous culture that lives in harmony with nature. 

Eeyou Istchee Baie-James inspires wonder, and we invite you to return to the source and discover what Nordic life is. The region’s immense lakes, untamed rivers, northern lights, forests as far as the eye can see and diverse wildlife are a testament to its outstanding uniqueness and authentic quality.

By canoe, kayak, bike, snowmobile, ATV or simply your two feet, any way is a great way to explore the vastness of this land and dive deep into nature at its purest. Clear your mind and fall under the spell of the true North!

Canoeing

With its hundreds of lakes and rivers, Quebec is the perfect destination for canoeing. In fact, canoeing is part of Quebec history. Set out in the footsteps of our ancestors and discover Canada’s endless beauty. Our lakes and rivers are an invitation for paddlers to come explore magnificent landscapes. Enjoy the best of the great outdoors ? choose a river paddling adventure or a canoe-camping trip! Trust Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters to handle all the arrangements on your next canoe trip, so it meets your every expectation! 

Doing it differently

Under a bubble, a dome, a sphere or in a yurt, Quebec has loads of unusual lodging options to choose from, including singular treetop cabins that invite you to live an unforgettable experience. After a day of playing in the great outdoors, why not push your Quebec adventure up a notch? Sleep in a treetop cabin or a teepee! Share the night skies with the wolves ? try a bubble with a view of the Saguenay Fjord! It’s definitely time to go wild!

Flora and fauna

Quebec’s vast untouched wilderness makes it a unique destination for outdoor activities. Come explore the province’s flora, the secrets of plants and animal life. Quebec offers countless hiking and trekking adventures for discovering its exceptional fauna. Hit the mountains to observe moose, caribou or black bear, or kayak the St-Lawrence river to observe the marine fauna and encounter whales, seals and migratory birds. Accredited Aventure Écotourisme member outfitters are sure to share their knowledge of Quebec’s biodiversity and rich unique wildlife with you, and all its beauty. 

Ice fishing

Teasing the fish, in winter? Yes! On a frozen lake or river, ice fishing is an absolutely extraordinary experience. All bundled up, why not go ice fishing with a small rod or brimbale ? it’s a sure-fire way to boost your winter fun! Most often a heated hut is included, and the fish are always ready to bite. With friends, family or your gang of savvy anglers, everyone has fun ice fishing in Quebec, in winter.

Snowshoeing

Discover the joys of winter ? on snowshoes! From snowshoe day-trips on Quebec’s marked trails and glades to raids in a national park or on-mountain, it’s a sport for the whole family, as well as avid adventurers who aren’t afraid of winter. Quebec’s snowshoe trails are renowned for their vast forests, mountainous landscapes and stunning vistas. There’s simply no reason to stay indoors this winter! Strap on your snowshoes ? a beautiful world awaits outdoors.

Stays with Aboriginal & First Nations People

In Quebec, various Aboriginals and First Nations offer visitor stays. There are eleven (11) nations spread out across fifty-five (55) distinct communities. Quebec’s First Nations and Aboriginal people offer truly authentic experiences, from canoe trips and tasty food samplings to traditional cultural activities. Looking for truly authentic experiences? Choose a First Nations stay from a number of offers, in Quebec’s countless deep-wilderness settings. Find out about dreamcatchers, and experience Quebec’s Amerindian culture at your own rhythm, be it in an urban or a remote area.

Turnkey camping

Quebec’s ready-to-camp formula is hard to resist! Do you love camping but don’t have the gear, or don’t know where to stay? Camp with one of our outfitters, or in a Huttopia rental tent in 17 of Quebec’s 24 national parks. Come experience the many joys of camping ? without worrying about the gear! Ideal for nature lovers who prefer the hands-free approach, turnkey camping includes heat, beds and an equipped kitchen. From spring to fall, take off on your very own turnkey camping trip, in Quebec.