Keep your eyes and ears open and get ready to be amazed by the pristine wilderness of Eeyou Istchee Baie-James. Discover the beauty of its immense lakes, wild rivers, and seemingly endless forests with a wealth of wildlife and shimmering Northern Lights. From traditional Cree experiences to snowmobiling, hiking, and cultural activities, Eeyou Istchee Baie-James is full of fascinating possibilities for curious adventurers.
Meet talented artisans and browse hand-crafted treasures; visit the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute to learn more about Cree traditions, history, and living culture; explore the great outdoors by foot, bike, canoe, or snowshoe! From fishing trips, kayaking and hiking to biking the trails, camping or rafting, the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James region is an outdoor lover’s dream destination. Soak up the sun throughout summer or experience the thrill of a winter snowmobile adventure or cross-country ski trip, discover this vast region with EIBJ Travel, trusted guides and tourism experts.
Winter Adventure in Nibiischii!
Enjoy a unique stay in a Mwakw (Cree for "loon") floating cottage, located on Cliff Bay, overlooking the cliffs and beautiful Waconichi Lake. The cottages are fully equipped, fully insulated for winter, and offer a full bathroom and bedroom for up to 4 people.You will start your trip by being welcomed to the Waconichi cabins in the community room. Your luggage will be taken to your cabin by the staff. After being briefed on the details of your stay, you will put on your snowshoes (included with your stay) with a 15 minute (1.5 km) walk to your final destination.There are various outdoor activities on site, and a breathtaking winter landscape and if you are lucky, the Northern Lights might even be there!
Starting Price: $345 for a Chalet for 2!Book now
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Voyages Eeyou Istchee Baie-James205 Opemiska Meskino, CP. 1167
Oujé-Bougoumou, Quebec, G0W 3C0
418 745-3888 / 1 855 745-3888 Info@EeyouIstcheeBaieJames.com Visit Website
Learn about diverse and living Indigenous cultures
Indigenous culture and heritage are as rich and diverse as the Canadian landscape. Despite years of oppression, Indigenous Peoples are proud to show visitors our vibrant, living history.Learn More
PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture
Join us for genuine cultural experiences and build meaningful connections between our past, present and future. Hear stories, songs and legends that have been passed down through countless generations, take part in a cultural tour or workshop, and witness the intricate beauty of Indigenous arts and crafts.
See nature and wildlife through Indigenous eyes
Step out into the wild and take in the beauty of the natural world through an Indigenous lens. From the seas, mountains and rainforest to the prairies and the tundra, explore unique landscapes and experience the wonder of respectful animal encounters with your Indigenous hosts and guides.
Welcome to the heart of Indigenous hospitality
From rustic camping and upscale glamping to lakeside cabins, luxurious resort spas, casinos and golf courses, authentic Indigenous accommodation and relaxation options offer something for every vacation. No matter whether you want to get away from it all or be at the heart of the action, you’ll feel at home with your Indigenous hosts.
Take an important step towards reconciliation
Walk along with us as we share the stories of our resilience and will to survive in the face of the atrocities visited upon us, mostly at the hands of the Government of Canada and church policies. Visit the sites of former “Indian” Residential Schools, where thousands of our Peoples were abused and murdered at the hands of those who were meant to protect them. Hear heartwarming stories of our perseverance despite odds that continue to be stacked against us, and find hope for the future.
TAKE A DELICIOUS JOURNEY INTO INDIGENOUS CULTURE
Pull up a seat at one of the many Indigenous owned eateries from sea to sea to sea. All across the country, authentic Indigenous chefs and culinary experts are cooking up delicacies that infuse modern recipes with traditional techniques and flair. Here, you’ll find everything from cozy bistros and premade spice mixes to large catering operations and upscale restaurants.
UNIQUE PRODUCTS, AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS QUALITY
Find everything from unique gifts, treasured keepsakes to modern art pieces of epic proportions—lovingly crafted by Indigenous makers and artisans across the country. Every piece, from the smallest bracelets to the largest sculpture, tells a story that transcends generations and the ages. Every purchase you make helps to keep those stories alive.