Useful information

 

Tourist information bureaus

 

The tourist information bureaus, located along the main roads, are there to guide you and answer your questions.  

 

Municipalité de Baie-James Tourist Office (Permanent office)

Km 6, route de la Baie-James, Matagami, 

J0Y 2A0

Tel. : 819 739-4473

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Chibougamau Tourist Office

(Seasonal office)

512, route 167 Sud, Chibougamau

Tel. : 418 748-4441

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Lebel-sur-Quévillon Tourist Office

(Seasonnal)

900, boul. Quévillon, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, J0Y 1X0

Tel. : 819 755-3363 / Off season : 819 755-4826

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Radisson Tourist Office (Seasonal office)

98, rue Joliet, Radisson, J0Y 2X0

Tel. : 819 638-8687 / Off season : 819 638-7777

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Retail business, rental and mechanic  

 

Centre 2MRC

Chibougamau, 191, 3e Rue, 418 748-8137

Hardware, sports article, fishing equipment, etc.

 

Distribution Radis-Nord

Radisson, 57, avenue Desgroseilliers / 819 638-7255

Gas, grocery, permits and fishing equipment, topographical maps.  

 

TrakMaps

Dorval, 9675, Côte de Liesse, 1 877 861-8725

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Maps: bathymetric, topographic, trail VTT and snowmobile. Printed and digital maps for GPS Garmin and Lowrance.  

 

Petronor

Val d'Or, 1401, chemin Sullivan, 819 824-5505

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Gas.

 

Dépanneur Super Sonic

Chibougamau, 990, 3e Rue, 418 748-2369

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Convenience store, gas, topographical maps, permits and fishing equipment, etc.  

 

Mécanique Sport Plus

Chibougamau, 942, 3e Rue, 418 748-1155

Sale, rental, repair: ATV, Snowmobile, boats  

 

Emergency services

 

Each of the cities dans communities in the region is served by a health care centre and social services.

 

Chapais : 418 745-2591

Chibougamau : 418 748-6435

Chisasibi : 819 855-2844

Eastmain : 819 977-0241

Lebel-sur-Quévillon : 819 755-4881

Matagami : 819 739-2515

Mistissini : 418 923-3376

Nemaska : 819 673-2511

Oujé-Bougoumou : 418 745-3901

Radisson : 819 638-8991

Villebois-Valcanton : 819 941-3007

Waskaganish : 819 895-8833

Waswanipi : 819 753-2511

Wemindji : 819 978-0225

 

Health services may be provided by Hydro-Québec at Brisay, LA1, LG3 and LG4 on the Transtaîga Highway. However, these services aren't covered by the Régie de l'assurance-maladie du Québec. Make sure you take out complementary insurance before leaving.

 

Brisay : 819 853-7300 #7311

La Forge 1 : 819 853-7300 #7212

La Grande 3 : 819 638-2950 #2815

La Grande 4 : 819 854-6100 #6119

 

Emergency numbers

 

Emergency telephone : 418 310-4141 ou 911

 

Emergency cell : *4141

 

Poison control : 1 800 463-5060

 

Info-Santé : 811

 

SOPFEU : 1 800 463-3389 / www.sopfeu.qc.ca

 

On the Route du Nord, cell phones work almost everywhere up to km 40. Further along, there are two higher spots where most phones get a signal. Parking areas have been set up there to enable you to safely leave your car to make a call. (Km 72 and Km 86)

 

Some emergency phones are installed on the Route de la Baie-James, but there are none on the Route du Nord and the Route Transtaïga. 

 

If you use a satellite phone, know that 911 and 310-4141 aren't working. You must dial 418 549-5393 to reach the Sûreté du Québec of Chicoutimi or 819 764-6604 for that of Rouyn-Noranda.

 

Teaching Institutions

 

Commission scolaire de la Baie-James

Chibougamau, 596, 4e Rue / 418 748-7621

 

Service aux entreprises et aux collectivités

Chibougamau, 162, avenue Lafontaine / 418 748-3903

 

Centre de formation professionnelle de la Baie-James

Chibougamau, 265, rue Lanctôt / 418 748-7621

  

Local and regional Development Centre

 

Centre d'entrepreneurship nordique

418-748-3847 / www.entrepreneurshipnordique.ca

 

Conférence régionale des élus de la Baie-James

1 800 516-4111 / www.crebj.ca

 

Corporation de développement économique de Chapais

418 745-2355 / www.villedechapais.com

 

Développement Chibougamau

418 748-6060 / www.developpementchibougamau.org

 


Gens d'affaires de Lebel-sur-Quévillon

819-755-2584 / www.galsq.com

 

S.A.D.C de Chibougamau-Chapais

418 748-6477 / www.reseau-sadc.qc.ca/chibchap

 

S.A.D.C. de Matagami

819 739-2155 / www.sadcdematagami.qc.ca

 

Corporation de développement économique de Villebois-Valcanton

819 941-2180 / www.tourismeturgeon.com

 

Société de développement économique de Lebel-sur-Quévillon

819 755-4225

 

Société de développement commercial de Matagami

819 739-2770

 

Société de développement de la Baie-James

418 748-7777 / www.sdbj.gouv.qc.ca

 

Memory Jogger

 

« An ounce of prevention is worth a pound or cure». This expression makes a lot of sense when travelling over immense unfamiliar territories. Every adventure requires serious preparation, especially if you plan travelling on the Route du Nord and the Route Transtaïga. To ensure the success of your stay and avoid unexpected mishaps, we suggest you put into pratice the following advice :

 

Have your vehicle inspected. Make sure it is in good condition.

When leaving a town, fill up on gas.

Inform a relative or a friend of your schedule and itinerary.

Make sure you have in your possession: road maps and other necessary maps of your activities, such as topographical maps and your tourist guide.

Obtain travel insurance.

Have in your possession all the official papers needed to pratice your activity (permits, fishing and hunting permits, registrations, etc.).

Complete your documentation by contacting the various permanent ou seasonal Tourist Information Bureaus of the region.

 

At any time during your stay, have with you:

 

Matches, flashlights, sweaters

Basic tool box

Spare wheel (with « a real one» if you take gravel roads)

Water, beverages and snack

Cash

Sunglasses

First aid kit

Windshield washer fluid, motor oil

Spare clothes and blanket

Hazard warning lights

Rope and string

Territory maps

knife or small axe

Compass

Garbage bags

Driving, hunting and fishing license

Medicine (if necessary)

Camera

 

In summer, add to this list :

 

Sun protection

Cap or hat

Repellent for stinging insects

 

In winter, add to this list :

 

Traction aid

Car lock de-icer

Antifreeze for gas

Antifreeze for radiator

Shovel

Really warm clothes, bobble hat, mittens, wool socks, etc.

 

 

Other members

 

Graph Cat

418-770-8152

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Tourisme Amos-Harricana

819-727-1242

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Tourisme Autochtone Québec

418-843-5030

www.tourismeautochtone.com

 

Table touristique de la Vallée de la Turgeon

819-941-2034

www.tourismeturgeon.com