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Quality of life

By coming to Abitibi-Témiscamingue, you are choosing wide open spaces and breathtaking landscapes where you can have fun during your free time, indulge in your favorite sporting activities, spend time with family and relax (Bourgault et al., 2008).

Closely knit communities where residents know each other well enhances social interaction, favours networking and facilitates community involvement. Therefore, this region offers you the opportunity to become a community leader and make a real difference by bringing your opinions and ideas to contribute to projects.

Many public schools offer a variety of programs such as sports studies, international education programs and specialized programs such as intensive English which can be tailored to meet student needs (Connaissance étendue). There is also one Cégep (General and vocational college) and a university on the territory.

Sports and recreational activities

Abitibi-Témiscamingue offers sports, cultural and recreational facilities in most municipalities. The outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted to enjoy multiple sports and recreational activities year around (Loisirs). Here are some of the outdoor activities available:

  • Water sports (kayaking, water skiing, canoeing)
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • ATV
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Hunting and fishing.

Cultural activities

This region promises a range of rich and diverse cultural activities ranging from the Festival du cinéma international to the Salon du Livre. Since 2000, more than 20 new festivals have started to take place among which during the summer, there is the Humor festival that attracts about 20,000 people each year and the Festival des guitares du monde that hosts world’s greatest guitarists (Bonjour Québec; Vie culturelle).