Like the Crees, many of Chibougamau’s new residents, such as Alfreda Beaudouin and her husband, Lévis, enjoyed the freedom and beauty of the northern landscapes.

”So far, he’s happy here. Fishing. Hunting. Also, he often goes out on Sundays with Claude Talbot. They go fishing and are as happy as kings. And for Lévis, that does it. I discovered love for the forest later. Love for the bush; it was extraordinary.”

– Alfreda Beaudouin

De ressources et de vaillance, Mémoire de la génération pionnière du Nord-du-Québec