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'''Chibougamau''' is a city in Northern Quebec and is a part of the Baie-James municipality. First founded as a mining village in 1950, Chibougamau obtained its status of municipal corporation in 1954.
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'''Chibougamau''' is the largest regional centre in Northern Quebec. First founded as a mining village in 1950, Chibougamau obtained its status of municipal corporation in 1954.
  
 
==Get in==
 
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===By car===
 
===By car===
From southern Québec, the general route to Chibougamau is Route 167 from [[Trois-Rivières]] via [[Shawinigan]] and [[Roberval]].  Western Québec and Ontario are connected to Chibougamau by Route 113.  Both routes are paved with a speed limit of 90 km/h.
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From southern Québec, the general route to Chibougamau is Route 167 from [[Lac St-Jean]], from where it is possible to travel to [[Trois-Rivières]] via [[Shawinigan]] and [[Roberval]] on Route 155.  Western Québec and Ontario are connected to Chibougamau by Route 113, connecting to Route 117 at [[Louvicourt]] near [[Val-d'Or]].  Both routes are paved with a speed limit of 90 km/h.
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The North Road (Route du Nord), an isolated gravel road, connects Chibougamau to the [[James Bay Road]] (Route de la Baie-James).
  
 
===By bus===
 
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==Get around==
 
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There is no public transport in Chibougamau, however there are two taxi services, Taxi Diamond and Taxi Coop, located on 3e rue.  
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There is no public transport in Chibougamau. Two taxi services, Taxi Diamond and Taxi Coop, located on 3e rue.
  
 
==See==
 
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'''Mining Centre'''
 
'''Mining Centre'''
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'''Cree communities''': Chibougamau is the largest regional centre to visit the aboriginal Cree communities of Oujé-Bougoumou (47 km west) and Mistissini (86 km north). Oujé-Bougoumou was designed by renowned Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, who designed the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Québec, and has received UNESCO recognition as a model community due to sustainable development practices and cultural preservation.
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'''Wildlife''': Wildlife abounds. Bears are sometimes visible at the municipal dump.
  
 
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All of the below bars are located on 3e rue.  
 
All of the below bars are located on 3e rue.  
  
'''Pub Royal''': Sports style bar serving a wide variety of imported and local beers as well as various dishes.   
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'''Pub Royal''': Popular local bar/sports bar/pub, with music weekend nights, serving a wide variety of imported and local beers, liqueurs and absinthe, as well as various dishes.   
  
 
'''Le Gwillim''': Popular local nightclub that attracts a very young crowd. Offers an impressive selection of shooters.  
 
'''Le Gwillim''': Popular local nightclub that attracts a very young crowd. Offers an impressive selection of shooters.  

Latest revision as of 19:14, 8 November 2012

Chibougamau is the largest regional centre in Northern Quebec. First founded as a mining village in 1950, Chibougamau obtained its status of municipal corporation in 1954.

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Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

From southern Québec, the general route to Chibougamau is Route 167 from Lac St-Jean, from where it is possible to travel to Trois-Rivières via Shawinigan and Roberval on Route 155. Western Québec and Ontario are connected to Chibougamau by Route 113, connecting to Route 117 at Louvicourt near Val-d'Or. Both routes are paved with a speed limit of 90 km/h.

The North Road (Route du Nord), an isolated gravel road, connects Chibougamau to the James Bay Road (Route de la Baie-James).

By bus[edit]

Intercar[1] operates a bus service to Chibougamau. Their busses are available through most of the province, including Quebec City and the Saguenay region.

Get around[edit]

There is no public transport in Chibougamau. Two taxi services, Taxi Diamond and Taxi Coop, located on 3e rue.

See[edit][add listing]

Lake Gillman: Nearby lake that offers walking, biking and fishing possibilities.

Mining Centre

Cree communities: Chibougamau is the largest regional centre to visit the aboriginal Cree communities of Oujé-Bougoumou (47 km west) and Mistissini (86 km north). Oujé-Bougoumou was designed by renowned Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, who designed the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Québec, and has received UNESCO recognition as a model community due to sustainable development practices and cultural preservation.

Wildlife: Wildlife abounds. Bears are sometimes visible at the municipal dump.

Do[edit][add listing]

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Eat[edit][add listing]

All of the following restaurants are located on 3e rue.

Restaurant Chez Julie: Dinner style restaurant serving breakfast, hamburgers, poutines and other rahter greasy dishes.

Le Coq Rôti: Chicken rotisserie belonging to a province wide chain, they serve various chicken dishes as well as pasta and pizza.

Drink[edit][add listing]

All of the below bars are located on 3e rue.

Pub Royal: Popular local bar/sports bar/pub, with music weekend nights, serving a wide variety of imported and local beers, liqueurs and absinthe, as well as various dishes.

Le Gwillim: Popular local nightclub that attracts a very young crowd. Offers an impressive selection of shooters.

La Ptite Broue: Another fairly popular pub that attracts a good crowd on weekends.

Le Rendez-Vous: Bar at the Hôtel Chibougamau that typically attracts a large aboriginal crowd. Features a pool table and gaming machines.

Le CabArrêt: The local strip club.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

All of the following accommodations are located on 3e rue / Road 167

Chibougamau municipal camping, [2]. Located just outside the city on route 167.

Motel Harricana, [3].

Motel Nordic, [4].

Hôtel Chibougamau, [5]. Large hotel Located near most of the city's bars and restaurants, includes Internet service, a bar and a restaurant.

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