Here we answer the most frequently asked questions to help you plan your stay in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James! We invite you to come back to this page to follow the evolution of the deconfinement of Eeyou Istchee Baie-James; we will update the information regularly.
Last update: March 26, 2021
I live in a region other than Eeyou Istchee Baie-James. Can I come to your region now?
The checkpoints have been removed as of June 9, 2020 for the Jamésie region. It is now possible to travel to the towns of Chibougamau, Chapais, Lebel-sur-Quévillon and Matagami, as well as the communities of Radisson, Villebois and Valcanton.
However, in order to protect the elders and vulnerable people of Eeyou Istchee, the Cree communities in the region will remain closed to non-residents until further notice (Mistissini, Oujé-Bougoumou, Waswanipi, Nemaska, Waskaganish, Eastmain, Wemindji, Chisasibi and Whapmagoostui). All services offered in these communities and activities are therefore inaccessible. Travel between regions and cities is still not recommended by the Quebec government except for essential travel. Before coming to visit our region, we invite you to consult the Quebec government website in the section Measures in force by region and to communicate with the businesses you wish to visit to know sanitary measures they apply.
Measures in force by region
Special management for Eeyou Istchee
Instructions for travellers
What services and tourist activities are currently available?
Consult the list of accessible services and attractions here.
We advise against taking the Route du Nord (gravel road between Chibougamau and the James Bay highway) since the only refuelling point is near Nemaska (Cree community not accessible).
I want to go see the James Bay (waterfront). Is this possible?
Unfortunately, since access to the James Bay is through the Cree communities, it is currently impossible to go to the water's edge.
I want to go camping. Are the campgrounds open?
Contact area campgrounds to find out what their requirements are for the 2021 season. More information will be released over the next few weeks.
I want to go fishing in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James. Is it possible?
It is possible to go fishing while respecting the sanitary measures recommended by Public Health. The laws and regulations concerning fishing activities remain valid under all circumstances, including the requirement to obtain a licence. Now that the 2020 fishing season is over, for a memorable stay and fishing adventure, you can reserve your stay for 2021 in one of our outfitters. Contact the businesses to plan your stay.
More information :
- Hunting, fishing and trapping during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Fishing Information in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James
Can I visit hydroelectric dams?
Guided tours at Robert-Bourassa generating station (LG-2) and LG-1 are closed until further notice. To date, it is possible to observe these impressive facilities in a self-guided tour.
Do I need to make reservations before visiting the region?
It is strongly recommended that you check the opening and availability of the location you wish to visit before you visit the area. This will allow you to make the necessary reservations.
If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to write or call us for more details.
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