This is the corporate website for the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association (COTA) and Eeyou Istchee Tourism (EIT).
If you are travelling to Eeyou Istchee Baie-James and want to find out about the region’s many attractions, please visit
Un voyage d’agrément à Eeyou Istchee Baie-James et désirez en savoir plus sur les nombreux attraits de la région, veuillez visiter

Eeyou Istchee Tourism Strategy

When we move together in the same direction, we can achieve extraordinary things!

Created through careful, thoughtful consultation with Cree communities, partners, and stakeholders, this Regional Tourism Strategy sets the course for our collective efforts.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our consultations, shared ideas, and provided feedback as part of our strategy development – you have helped to chart the course for the future, ensurng we move in a direction that reflects the aspirations of our communities and honours Cree people, culture, and land.

Have Your Say in our Next Tourism Strategy!

We are currently conducting consultations for the 2025-2030 Regional Tourism Strategy!

We invite you to gather with us, enjoy a snack, and have your voice heard as we create the next Regional Tourism Strategy together. Anyone who participates in our consultations will be entered for a chance to win a trip for 4 to Nibiischii.*

Not able to attend the consultation in your community?  Don’t worry; there’s still time to have your say! Please contact us to submit a survey and be entered to win our regional prize.

Consultations that have already taken place:

  • Whapmagoostui (November 2023)
  • Mistissini (March 2024)
  • Oujé-Bougoumou (March 2024)
  • Waswanipi (March 2024)


Consultations scheduled for June:

  • Chisasibi – June 4, 9 AM to 12 PM and 1:30 to 4 PM – location TBD
  • Wemindji – June 5, 9 AM to 12 PM and 1:30 to 4 PM – Band Office
  • Nemaska – June 7, 9 AM to 12 PM and 1:30 to 4 PM – Band Office
  • Waskaganish – June 10, 9 AM to 12 PM and 1:30 to 4 PM – Band Office
  • Eastmain – June 11, 9 AM to 12 PM and 1:30 to 4 PM – Band Office

*Participants must submit a survey at the consultation session to be entered to win. This is a regional prize with the draw to be held at the end of all community consultations