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Last update: November 15th, 2021

Frequently asked questions about the pandemic

We answer the most frequently asked questions to help you plan your stay in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James! We invite you to come back and follow the progress of the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James decommissioning; we will update the information regularly.

It is strongly recommended that you check the opening hours and accessibility conditions of each location and attraction before travelling there, by contacting directly the tourist company you wish to visit.


Opening of the Cree communities

The Cree communities are gradually opening again, but several entry conditions apply. It is therefore essential to contact the community's public safety department of the community you wish to visit to find out what conditions apply. Please note that some communities remain closed to visitors.

Moreover, in the region, it is not the Quebec government's levels of color that apply, but the rules dictated by the Cree Nation Government. The Cree Nation Government determines its own accessibility conditions and the areas of risk. If you come from a region considered "of risk" by the Cree Nation Government, some communities may refuse you the enter. In this regard, residents and non-residents coming from a region considered "at risk" must isolate themselves upon entering a community.

For a list of areas of risk, visit the Cree Nation Government website.

Other conditions may apply from one community to another. It is therefore essential that you check with each community to find out what they are.

Also, please note that most of the attractions located in Cree communities remain closed to visitors, even if they are vaccinated.

In summary, because of the constraints and to fully enjoy your stay in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James, we strongly recommend that you postpone your visit to the Cree communities until next year. To find out what packages are available in the region, visit Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Travel. Keep an eye on our social networks and subscribe to our newsletter to learn about our latest offers!




Information :
Measures in force by region

Special management for Eeyou Istchee

Travelling from one region to another


I want to go see the James Bay (waterfront). Is this possible?

Access to James Bay is through the Cree communities. Since their access is restricted and entry conditions vary from one community to another, we strongly recommend that you postpone your visit to James Bay until next year. 

I want to go camping. Are the campgrounds open?

All campgrounds were opened during summer 2021, except for the Camping du lac Matagami.

The rustic sites along the route Billy-Diamond, route du Nord, route Transtaiga and 113 are closed until further notice. 


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. For a memorable stay and fishing adventure, you can reserve your stay 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 (LG-2) is available (reservations is required). Book your visit now by calling 1 800 291-8486 or visit http://www.hydroquebec.com/visit/baie-james/bourassa.html for additionnal information.


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.

Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Travel can assist you with your reservations. Call at 1 855 745-3888 or .


Do you have any other questions? Don't hesitate to write or call us for more details. 1 888 748-8140, ext. 221 or .