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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.

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By car

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

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

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


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.




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.


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.


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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