Tourism in Waskaganish
Waskaganish (Cree for Little House) is a Cree Communities of well over 2000 people which is beautifully located at the mouth of the Rupert River, on the south side of James Bay, in the Eeyou Ischee territory In Northern Quebec, Canada. Formerly call Fort Rupert, location is one three original Hudson’s bay Company posts on James Bay, the other two being Fort Albany on the west shore , Moose Factory on the south.
Waskaganish is a wonderful place to relax while taking in the natural beauty of our vast territory of the Rupert River and bay, it’s the first community accessible via the James Bay Highway. From Waskaganish from here you can further travel north to the other Cree Communities of Eastmain, Wemindji and Chisasibi, and visit La Grande Hydroelectric Complex or explore the surrounding wildness in any season. However of course after spending a night or two in our exceptional comfortable lodge and sampling of some local cuisine in the region’s best Cree chefs.
Discover Unique Experiences
Discover our unique experiences with artists and artisans of the Cree Nation of Waskaganish and see the land through the eyes of the Crees and discover and share the native culture and traditions, admire the boreal territory and its natural surroundings. You might even get the chance to tour by boat the Rupert bay with a certified boat operator.
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.
Experience the Cree Way of Life
Our experience hunters and trappers can help you find the best spots for whatever activity you have planned from canoeing to wilderness camping or fishing guide. We can guide you in our beautiful rivers, lakes and nature based activities and for exceptional back country or help you to navigate the many snowmobiles trails that wind through our vast territory.
We hope you’ll accept our invitation to joins us in Waskaganish for a few days or longer. Share in our rich natural and cultural heritage. Whatever your interest or skills, we will make sure you have a great experience here in the heart of Eeyou Istchee.
Travelling to Waskaganish
Air Creebec Flights
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.
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.
Billy Diamond Highway
Formally 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.