Snowshoeing on the Lake Temiskaming Tour

For over 4,000 years, people from Europe, North America and Asia have been using snowshoes as a mode of transportation in the winter to explore new territories and hunt for food.

Webbed snowshoes, traditionally made of deer sinew, came from the indigenous peoples of North America. Samuel de Champlain, referring to the Huron and Algonquin people, wrote in his memoirs: "In winter, when there is so much snow, [the Aboriginal people] use a kind of snowshoe that is two to three times larger as those found in France. They attach them to their feet and walk on the snow without breaking; otherwise, they would be unable to hunt or go from one place to another."

Snowshoeing

Today, snowshoeing is still a very popular sport. Given the popularity of snowshoeing, the Lake Temiskaming Tour offers an impressive selection of trails for enthusiasts. Nastawagan Trail Inc is a group of volunteers who loves nature and organize special events during the wintertime.

Récré-eau des Quinze in Notre-Dame-du-nord, St-Eugène-de-Guigues and Angliers

A beautiful site to discover while snowshoeing is the Récré-eau-des Quinze, in Temiscamingue, Quebec. Four snowshoe trails, ranging from 1 to 10 kilometers along the Quinze River are complete with signage, bridges, and ropes. In addition, geocaching enthusiasts can enjoy more than a dozen caches in the area. The trails are maintained by a network of dedicated volunteers.

Grande Chute Snowshoe Trails

A little further south on the Temiscamingue, Quebec side of Lake Temiskaming, 8 kilometers north of Laniel, you will find a 7 km snowshoe trail nestled in the woods along the raging Kipawa River. The trail has picnic areas and beautiful lookouts on the river. Before reaching the Grande Chute, you will note several rapids. In the winter, the frost on the trees is always breathtaking.

Eau Claire Gorge in Mattawa

In the Mattawa area, the Eau Clair Gorge evokes a panoply of emotions in all those who are fortunate enough to discover it. Along the trail, one can hear the waterfall well before seeing it. The snowshoe trail leading to the waterfall uncovers turbulent waters in a fairytale landscape. Each season brings new colors and wonders in a mixed forest with an ecosystem of red pine. This tourist jewel in the Mattawa-Bonfield region is easily accessible. It's not every day that you find yourself “in the middle of a waterfall.”

Discovery Routes Trails Organization

In North Bay, the Discovery Routes Trails Organization allows you to discover the richness of the Mid-North through its four season trail networks. The trails meander along rivers and pass through villages, allowing the explorer to relive the historic route of the Voyageurs. Several dozen snowshoe trails are visible on their website.

Follow the footsteps of Champlain and other explorers by taking the La Vase trail in the wintertime so you can avoid the mud and the mosquitoes! In summer, the La Vase Portage is a 14 km canoe route connecting Trout Lake and Lake Nipissing. This road was originally used by the First Nations, who shared it with Europeans including Étienne Brûlé and Samuel de Champlain. The trail soon became a primary access route to inland areas of North America.

Devil's Rock in Temiskaming Shores

Devil's Rock is on the west side of Lake Temiskaming, close to Haileybury. It rivals the beauty and wonders of the Barron Canyon in Algonquin Park and the Ouimet Canyon east of Thunder Bay. The cliff’s sheer height is not the only breathtaking element of this natural wonder; the impressive panorama with an unbroken view of Lake Temiskaming and the Quebec shore will amaze you. Although the signage from Highway 11 is not well marked, the hiking trail is easily accessible. A short drive on Highway 567 and a 25 minute snowshoe outing leads you to the cliff. Devil's Rock is also accessible through a 3 km climb from Bucke Park, a nearby campsite, if you are looking for a bigger challenge.

 
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Tri-Town Ski & Snowboard Village

P.O.Box 1598 New Liskeard, Lorrain Valley, Ontario  P0J 1P0
The Tri Town Ski & Snowboard Village has been a vibrant part of our community for over 60 years. It originated in the 1960’s and has been a landmark in Temiskaming ever since. Our not for profit club is run by a volunteer board of directors and a dedicated group of
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Aventures Obikoba

1295, chemin de l’Église, Remigny, QC  J0Z 3H0
Adventures Obikoba offers its customers the rental of single or tandem sea kayaks, water equipment, camping sites and four-season refuges bordering Lake Lebret and Lake Quinze.
819 761-4311819 761-4311
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Eau Claire Gorge

Graham rd, Calvin, ON  P0H 2S0
Eau Claire is a historical gorge in the middle of Calvin's deep forest. Enjoy an easy hike and discover the incredible consistent rapids rushing through the trees and rocks. The easy hiking trails are opened all year so that you can explore the beautiful scenery that
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Acces Plein Air

155 avenue Dallaire, Rouyn-Noranda, QC  J9X 4T3
We are an immense and hardly visited territory that gives you an ultimate sense of freedom. Our natural environments of great beauty help you to change the air. Our accommodation places are found in the depths of the woods and expose you to beautiful starry nights.
819 762-8181819 762-8181
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Algonquin Canoe Company

Highway 63 Long Sault Island, Thorne, Ontario  P0H 2J0
Looking for a fun outdoorsy way to spend your vacations? Algonquin Canoe Company offers all kinds of great summer and winter activities. Book a chalet and rent our canoes, kayaks or paddle boards. Our boat launch is also available for any boat owners. If you are a
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Devil's Rock

Bucke Park Rd, North Cobalt, ON  P0J 1R0
If you are in the Temiskaming Shores area, don't miss the amazing opportunity to visit Devil's Rock. It ranks among the best scenic views in the province. The view from the top is simply spectacular. A fault cliff with a 600 ft face rising 300 ft above Lake
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Edgewater Motel, Cabins, and Campground

1267 Lakeshore Rd RR1, Haileybury, ON  P0J 1K0
A waterfront resort with beautiful grounds complete with motel, cabins, RV's, and tent camping nicely situated on over 800 ft of natural waterfront.
705-647-8588705-647-8588
www.edgewatermotel.ca
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Elk Lake Eco Centre

594 Georgina Avenue, Elk Lake, Ontario  P0J 1K0
We are a non profit business, that focuses mainly on hospitality and tourism. We offer a restaurant open from 11-7 every day, we are known for holding special events such as weddings, conferences and retreats. If you are needing accommodations for work or business
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Mowat Landing Cottages

Box 2949, Lot 9 con 5 Barr twp, Mowat Landing Road, New Liskeard, ON  P0J 1P0
At Mowat Landing Cottages you can find cottage rentals, camping, and RV sites. We also offer boat, canoe, and kayak rentals and a marina with a store and boat shuttles.
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Rock Pine Motel & Restaurant

2372 Hwy 11 N, Marten River, ON  P0H 1T0
The Rock Pine Motel & Restaurant is ideally located right on Hwy 11 halfway between North Bay and Temagami. Surrounded by thousands of acres of crown land to explore and over 50 km of fishable shoreline from our docks. Delicious homestyle cooked meals in our on site
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