Traveling to Waskaganish

Waskaganish is a beautiful small Cree community located on the shores of the James Bay and the Rupert River, in Quebec, Canada. Come visit us and relax while taking in the natural beauty of our vast territory. From Waskagasnish you can travel easily to the other communities, or explore the surrounding wilderness in any season.


aircreebecGetting to Waskaganish by Plane

There are daily flights (except for weekends) to Waskaganish via Aircreebec from Montreal, Val D'or, Chibogamau and all other Cree communities.
The flights are short and inflight meals and snacks are served while on route. Bring along a camera to take pictures of the cree territory from up above.

Typical Flying Times from nearest Airports.

Montreal (via Val d'Or)- Approx 3hrs 40min
Montreal (via
Chibogamau/Nemaska)- Approx 4hrs
Val d'or - Approx 35 mins.


For more information, please contact AirCreebec at 1-800-567-6567 or visit them online.


waskaganish by carGetting to Waskaganish by Road

Waskaganish is easily accesible by road via any major city or town in Quebec. Located on the Rupert River/James Bay, Waskaganish is connected to all other communities. There are 2 possible routes you can take by road.

waskaganishJames bay Highway

The James Bay Highway (the northern most paved highway in Eastern Canada) starts at Matagami and goes all the way to Radisson. This route is the most common route for travellers passing through Val D'or or Amos.

Route du Nord

The Route du Nord (North Road) is an isolated gravel road that connects Chibogamau with the James Bay Road (French: Route de la Baie James) at km 275. It is 407 kilometers (253 mi) long, all of it unpaved. While a detour, on the way to Waskaganish one can visit the Cree community of Nemaska, located on the Champion Lake.