What to do in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James this fall

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5 activities to enjoy the fall season in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James!

The season of colors is in full bloom in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James! The arrival of autumn means that the larch trees are turning yellow and that certain varieties of mushrooms are ready to be picked and enjoyed! The light also changes and allows us to admire the boreal forest in a new perspective.

Here are some ideas to appreciate the fall season in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James!


There is no lack of hiking trails in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James. Climb a mountain or walk along a body of water to enjoy the northern scenery.

Mount Helios - Chibougamau

Reach the top of Mount Helios, located in Obalski Park, after a relatively short but steep climb. You will have a breathtaking view of the immense lake Chibougamau, its sandy shores, and its islands. At the summit, the fall colors are spectacular!


Campbell Trail - Chapais

The Campbell Trail takes you into the heart of the boreal forest, and through beautiful marshes. It gives you the opportunity to observe the surrounding flora and fauna. Take a minute to read the interpretive panels to learn about the species that inhabit the area. New footbridges make this 4.4 km hike easy and enjoyable for the whole family.


Réseau Bell-Nature - Matagami

The Bell River and its small cascades are magnificent in the fall. Large rocks allow you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the fall season! The 4 km of trails in the Bell-Nature network offer the possibility to walk along the river and in the forest. Don't miss the chance to climb to the top of the observation tower for a panoramic view of Matagami and its surroundings.

Multipurpose trails - Lebel-sur-Quévillon

This 26-km long rock dust trail is suitable for pedestrians, joggers, and cyclists. Several entrances and exits allow you to cover only a few kilometers at a time. You can easily access the lake through trails and admire the nature of Lebel-sur-Quévillon.


Mount Chalco and Obalski Park - Chibougamau

Mount Chalco and Obalski Park offer a vast network of mountain bike trails! The enthusiasts of the Club Vélogamik in Chibougamau ensure the maintenance and development of new trails. Get your adrenaline flowing by riding the marked trails.



Centre de villégiature Marina Chibougamau

It is still possible to paddle in the fall! The Centre de villégiature Marina Chibougamau rents kayaks for a few more weeks! Continue to enjoy the fall season and its colors to the rhythm of the water.

Discovery outings

Fall means mushroom picking in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James! The season wouldn't be the same without an excursion on the trail of matsutaké, lobster mushroom, or trumpet chanterelle!

FaunENord - Chibougamau

FaunENord's experts will take you into the forest to share their passion and knowledge about non-timber forest products. Fun and learning are guaranteed for people of all ages! The hike ends with a tasting of boreal forest products.

Sylvain Paquin - KM 581, route Billy-Diamond

This tall, bearded man leads you on the trail of the famous matsutake - found in abundance when guided by "Animal" Paquin - and on the trail of the wolves. This passionate photographer as many stories to tell about the territory he has occupied for over 20 years.

Pssst: the days are getting shorter! Keep an eye out for Northern Lights!