Nestled in the wilds of Northern Quebec and flanked by James Bay, this ancient land is covered by vast boreal and taiga forests. With its abundant wildlife and pristine lakes and rivers, Eeyou Istchee Baie-James is delighting visitors as it continues to emerge as an exciting new travel destination.
These traditional Cree lands offer visitors an authentic Indigenous experience. Guests can partake in a Cree cultural immersion with Shammy Adventures, which has two locations: a few hours east of Wemindji and in Nuuchimi Wiinuu, near the community of Ouje‑Bougoumou.
This Cree owned and operated business provides opportunities to experience traditional activities such as paddling a canoe on a tranquil river or net fishing as it has been done by the Cree people for centuries.
Eeyou Istchee Baie-James offers a bounty of Indigenous experiences, including culture camps, canoeing, snowshoeing, fishing and visits to local museums. "The best-kept adventure travel secret in North America" is a quick 90-minute direct flight from Montreal; it’s also fully accessible by road.
We invite you to come to Eeyou Istchee Baie-James and appreciate the beauty of the wilderness at its best. With luck, you may get to admire the majestic northern lights which can be seen here year-round.
“We've been in this territory since time immemorial,” says Victoria Crowe, marketing agent for Eeyou Istchee Tourism. “We have so much to show the world, in a place so few people know about.”