Eeyou Istchee Baie-James, May 25, 2022 – After a hesitant return to in-person events last summer, Cree tourism is looking to bounce back from the pandemic this year. Across the region, numerous events will be back and there will be plenty of surprises to discover.

Article from the Nation Magazine, by Patrick Quinn published on May 24, 2022 (direct link at the bottom – in English)

Along with options for fishing enthusiasts, the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Travel website is promoting new get-away packages. For instance, “Cree and Jamesian Flavors” includes one night at Hôtel Chibougamau, a guided tour of the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, a guided forest excursion at FaunENord and a tasting tour at the Maître Renard microbrewery. In addition, options from 2-night to 7-night stays at the Mwakw floating cabins from Mistissini’s Nibiischii Corporation, operating Quebec’s two largest wildlife reserves, is also available. The cabins are at a quick canoe ride, from a hiking trail on magnificent Lake Waconichi. The Amisk cabin is even more secluded, located on Lake Robineau. Both offer basic amenities, boats and “Coolbox”-type accommodation.

Community-owned Wiinipaakw Tours remains a great way to explore James Bay’s beautiful waters. Certified Cree captains lead ecotourism cruises and guided island hikes where visitors may catch a peek of beluga whales, caribou or even polar bears. They also offer a summer special for community residents.

The pilot project for custom designed Creetopia “glamping” tents at Kilometre 48 will begin receiving visitors this August. Inspired by Cree culture and including a shower-equipped bathroom and fireplace, these luxury tents will eventually be installed throughout Eeyou Istchee.


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