Waskaganish Tourism

Waskaganish First NationWaskaganish (Cree for Little House) is a Cree village of about 2000 people at the mouth of the Rupert River on the south-east shore of James Bay in the Eeyou Istchee territory in Northern Quebec, Canada. Formerly called Fort Rupert, the location is one of three original Hudson's Bay Company posts on James Bay, the other two being Fort Albany on the west shore, and Moose Factory on the south.

Waskaganish is a wonderful place to relax while taking in the natural beauty of our vast territory. From here you can travel easily to the other communities, or explore the surrounding wilderness in any season. Of course, after spending a night or two in our exceptional lodge and sampling the fare of one of the region's best chefs, you may decide that there's no reason to leave!

On the shores of Rupert River Discover unique experiences in the Cree Nation of Waskaganish and see the land through the eyes of the Crees; share the native culture, traditions, experience, and knowledge of the territory and its natural surroundings. We see tourism as an opportunity to proactively protect and further develop our rich cultural heritage and awareness. We want to promote sustainable methods of tourism by supporting the involvement and participation of local residents; We encourage the participation of our visitors so that your journey is one of personal discovery.

checkersGames of Checkers by the river When you are ready to venture farther afield, we can provide you with all the supplies, transportation, information and facilities you need. Our experienced hunters and trappers can help you find the best spots for whatever activity you have planned, from white-water kayaking or canoeing to wilderness camping or fishing. We can fly you to one of our beautiful lakes for an exceptional backcountry experience, or help you navigate the many snowmobile trails that wind through our vast territory.


We hope you'll accept our invitation to join us in Waskaganish for a few days or longer. Share in our rich natural and cultural heritage. Whatever your interests or skills, we will make sure you have a great experience here in the heart of Eeyou Istchee.Save