Located in western Québec close to the Ontario border, Abitibi-Témiscamingue offers untouched wilderness with cottage rentals scattered through its forests, rivers and 20,000 lakes.
At Aiguebelle National Park, known for its remarkable rock formations, popular activities include hiking in the summer, and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing come winter. The Réserve Faunique La Vérendrye’s over 4,000 lakes and rivers are an angler’s paradise. Fish for brook and lake trout, northern pike, small-mouth bass, and walleye, or experience the waterways via canoe or kayak. Abitibi-Témiscamingue is also home to a long stretch of the Route Verte, the most extensive bicycle and multiuse recreational trail in North America.
Historically a fur-trading and gold mining hub, Abitibi-Témiscamingue ‘s villages are full of stories and pioneering spirit. In Val-d’Or’s, for example, visitors can view a deserted mining village, where 60 abandoned log cabins still stand.
At over seven hours northwest of Montreal, the vast Abitibi-Témiscamingue region is off the beaten path. But, with boundless outdoor attractions and rich history, this destination makes for a bona fide Quebec cottage rental experience.+ More