Be a part of tourism growth in Eeyou Istchee

Welcome to Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association/Eeyou Istchee Tourism

Cree participation in tourism has the potential to provide many social and economic benefits for each community and for the region as a whole.

IMPORTANT Please note that the forest access ban and road closures are still in force in our region. Considering the actual situation with the forest fires, be sure to get the information by speaking directly with the business or tourist attraction you wish to visit before coming to the region. Be careful when traveling, and remember that the flammability index is currently very high. Consult the frequently asked questions.

On behalf of the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association (COTA) and Eeyou Istchee Tourism (EIT), welcome to the Eeyou Istchee Tourism Website. Working together, we can help you maximize the benefits of operating your tourism business.

COTA is a membership-driven association - which means that we are about you, the members. Our goal is to support our members and help their business grow.

Eeyou Istchee stands apart from other travel destinations thanks to its beauty, varied land and waterscapes, and broad range of year-round activities. Eeyou Istchee is boreal forests, rugged coasts, crystal clear freshwater lakes, tundra, taiga, vast wilderness, and magical Northern Lights - which all come together for an unparalleled travel and vacation experience.

As defined  by the formal agreement between EIT and the Government of Quebec, we are focused on marketing the region and tourism operators, supporting the development of the tourism offering in the region, the availability of tourism information, and coordinating with other regional tourism associations (RTAs) to help shape the province's tourism policy.

To find all the information to plan your next trip, visit www.escapelikeneverbefore.com

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Online Workshops

Online Workshops

January 19, 2024

Are you ready to make your tourism ideas a reality? Want to learn about programs and services that are here to sup

Permanent Closure: Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Travel (EIBJT)

Permanent Closure: Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Travel (EIBJT)

September 11, 2023

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Travel Agency must permanently close its doo

COTA Contact & Hours

COTA Contact & Hours

July 13, 2023

Monday to Thursday 8:30am-12:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-1:30pm…

Phone: 418.745.2220 Toll free: