Chisasibi, Eeyou Istchee, James Bay, tourism, northern Quebec

OUR COMMUNITIES - Chisasibi

Where the Road Ends - an Adventure Begins!

If you drive to the end of the James Bay highway, you arrive at our modern community of Chisasibi (Cree for "Great River") located on the south shore of the La Grande River. Ours is one of the largest Cree coastal communities with about 4,000 residents.

Our community is located close to where the northern forest merges with the arctic barrens and where the waters of James Bay mix with those of Hudson Bay. Given this incredible setting, is it any wonder that there are so many things for visitors to do?

Our outfitters can take you by freighter canoe or bush plane to great places for fishing and caribou hunting. Interested in nature and breathtaking scenery? Then travel up the coast with an experienced guide and discover the many fascinating places to explore on foot, canoe, skis, snowshoes or snowmobile. 

Looking for a cultural experience? How about a short trip to Fort George Island with local elders as guides? Take part in our week-long cultural festival held on the island each summer. Or spend a couple of nights in a traditional bush camp, where you can hear stories and legends and learn a few survival skills.

Our community can supply everything you need to make your trip safe and enjoyable, including comfortable lodging, hearty meals, and expert guides. So pack your car and drive north to where the road ends and adventure begins!

www.chisasibi.org

Hunting

Lac Tilly

Chisasibi - Lake and river fishing is available for pike, lake trout, and speckled trout. Also, caribou hunting is sometimes available. Inquire about both the American and European-style plans.Tel: 819.855.2440  Fax: 819.855.2677 

Musk-ox Adventures

Chisasibi - Hunters and fishers can benefit from the generations of experience and knowledge that we have to offer. Our waters teem with large numbers of walleye, ranging in size from two to eight pounds, similarly sized speckled trout, and their larger relatives, the lake trout. For a weightier challenge, try northern pike, tipping the scales at up to 20 pounds.Tel: 819.855.2171    E-mail: muskox_outfitter@hotmail.com

Chaapnikshii Outfitters

Chisasibi - Our fishing camp is ideally situated about 30 miles north of the town of Radisson, on the northern shore of Roggan Lake. We offer excellent speckle and lake trout fishing, and trophy-sized northern pike can also be hooked. Tel: 819.855.2774   

Lake Kwakutuwaw Outfitting

Tel: 819.855.3087 or 819.855.5402   

Patukami Outfitting

Tel: 819.855.1907    E-mail: j_fireman@hotmail.com

Fishing

Lac Tilly

Chisasibi - Lake and river fishing is available for pike, lake trout, and speckled trout. Also, caribou hunting is sometimes available. Inquire about both the American and European-style plans.Tel: 819.855.2440  Fax: 819.855.2677 

Musk-ox Adventures

Chisasibi - Hunters and fishers can benefit from the generations of experience and knowledge that we have to offer. Our waters teem with large numbers of walleye, ranging in size from two to eight pounds, similarly sized speckled trout, and their larger relatives, the lake trout. For a weightier challenge, try northern pike, tipping the scales at up to 20 pounds.Tel: 819.855.2171    E-mail: muskox_outfitter@hotmail.com

Chaapnikshii Outfitters

Chisasibi - Our fishing camp is ideally situated about 30 miles north of the town of Radisson, on the northern shore of Roggan Lake. We offer excellent speckle and lake trout fishing, and trophy-sized northern pike can also be hooked. Tel: 819.855.2774   

Lake Kwakutuwaw Outfitting

Tel: 819.855.3087 or 819.855.5402   

Patukami Outfitting

Tel: 819.855.1907    E-mail: j_fireman@hotmail.com

Kiskimaastakin Camp Inc.

Tel: 514.356.2880  Fax: 819.356.5577 

Culture and Adventure

Fort George Island Tours

Chisasibi - Traditional Cree culture is at the heart of Fort George Island, and is a major part of its appeal. Eco-tourism is the focus here. Take a boat tour to observe the local wildlife and visit the island's many sites. Savour traditional meals, delicious bannock, sit around the fire to listen to ancient legends, and even participate in the sharing of poetryTel: 819.855.2626  Fax: 819.855.2626  E-mail: fgtours@cancom.net

Tourism Offices

Chisasibi Mandow Agency

The Mandow agency is the perfect resource for your adventure holiday needs. You can choose from our many diverse packages or, if you prefer, we can organize an outing tailored to your needs.

Sherman Herodier-Tourism Coordinator
Joey Fireman-Assistant Marketing Officer
P.O. Box 720
Chisasibi (Quebec)
J0M 1E0

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Tel: 819.855.3373  Fax: 819.855.2161  E-mail: mandow@chisasibi.ca

Accommodations

Chisasibi Motel

While in Chisasibi, you can spend a peaceful night at the Chisasibi motel. The motel offers 20 clean, quiet, and spacious rooms, with the option of a double or king-size bed, and including private bathrooms, cable TV, telephone and laundry services. Tel: 819.855.2838/3056  Fax: 819.855.2735 

Restaurants

Niskafe

Housed within the Administrative building, Niskafe serves up everything from breakfast to dinner, along with homemade soups and desserts. Open Mon- Fri. 8am to 4pm.Tel: 819.855.3019   

Chez Asiipii

Located at the Mitchuap Building Open Monday to Saturday 7am-7pm

Sunday Closed

Tel: 819.855.2426   

Pash-Moar Pizza

Open Monday to Sunday 11:30am-1:30pm 4pm-8pm

Tel: 819.855.2080   

Canteen 44

Tel: 819.855.1765   

Stores and Supplies

Chisasibi General Store

Whether you are in need of milk, snacks, or want to try your luck on a lottery ticket, the Chisasibi General Store likely has it. Open daily, 9am to 11pm.Tel: 819.855.2415   

Chisasibi Northern Store

The store for larger items including outboard motors,hardware, cooking utensils, as well as clothing, camping, and fishing gear. Open Mon-Fri 10am to 7pm., Sat-Sun 10am to 5pm.Tel: 819.855.2710  Fax: 819.855.2511 

Chistapitin True Value

Open Monday to Friday 10am-6:30pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday Closed

Tel: 819.855.2078   

Airlines and Taxi Service

Rupert Taxi

Tel: 819.855.2851   

Martinhunter Taxi

Tel: 819.855.3241   

Picard Taxi

Tel: 819.855.7800   

Gas Stations

Chisasibi gas station

If you are arriving or departing from the eastern side of the community, gas up at this station, located just off of the highway at the east end of the community. Open Monday to Sunday 9am-11pmTel: 819.855.2427