Abitibi, or Abitibi-Temiscamingue as it is officially called, is a region of Quebec.



Despite its proximity to Ontario, Abitibi has a surprisingly low number of native English speakers. Most people here speak strictly French, except for young people who may understand and speak some English. Aboriginal languages are spoken in reserves.

Get in

By car

From Québec:

From Ontario:

By train

Via Rail offers a few weekly runs from the Montréal region to Senneterre station which take about eleven and a half hours and cost about $85 (economy class, one adult, 2007).

By bus

Autobus Maheux runs daily between the principal towns and cities in the region, offering three departures daily to and from Montréal. The trip to Val d'Or takes about seven hours and costs about $82 (one adult, in 2009). The same company provides connections to Ontario (North Bay) and James Bay (connection at Chibougamau).

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