Situated in the heart of a breathtaking natural environment, Wemindji takes its name from the Cree word meaning “Painted Hills” or “Ochre Mountains” which make up the colourful backdrop of this community. In 1959, after its relocation from its original home on an island in the Old Factory Bay, Wemindji turned into an energetic and thriving community.
Many activities throughout the year give visitors a reason to make the journey to Wemindji. Guided visits to explore the coast of James Bay and the islands are available, while the opportunity will be present to view migratory birds, seals, beluga whales and more!
Our newly renovated Inn and restaurant make for a very comfortable stay for all guests.
Discovering Wemindji, is discovering a hidden gem in the north, complete with culture and people who will welcome you with great hospitality.