Despite the region’s distance from big urban centres and it’s sometimes inhospitable climate, Abitibi-Témiscamingue has often been qualified as a true paradise.
It’s 58,000 square kilometres of endless forests, and an untold number of bountiful rivers and lakes, with its spectacular sunsets and breathtaking northern lights that have been dazzling humans for almost 8000 years.
From its starry nights sky to the deepest depths of its bedrock, the region’s natural environment overflows with unfathomable richness. For the region’s inhabitants, both ancestral and current, this environment is a vital part of their daily lives. Whether it be for sustenance, industrial development, leisure activities, the arts or spirituality, the abundance of natural resources shape the very patterns of human behaviour. The territory inhabits its residents, just like the residents create their territory.
Discover how the interactions between the Témiscabitibiennes communities and their environment left their mark on the collective heritage. Through the collections of works conserved by the MA, musée d’art, the Corporation of La maison Dumulon, the Corporation Archéo-08 and BAnQ Rouyn-Noranda, enter into a majestic territory and discover a memorable story of belonging.Start reading the story
An exhibition created with the help of MA, musée d'art de Rouyn-Noranda, the Corporation de La maison Dumulon, BAnQ, Centre de Rouyn-Noranda and Corporation Archéo-08.