Chibougamau, birth of a city at the 49th parallel
Presented by
Ville de Chibougamau

In 1950, the Road 167 now extended until 49th parallel at a location chosen by the Quebec Department of Mines to establish the town of Chibougamau. What was at that time a mining camp will become in the space of a decade a vibrant city that already assumes its Nordic nature.

This guided tour of the heart of Chibougamau will show you the places and the atmosphere of the period of the mining boom, when a pilot could land on the main street and its neighbor make a fortune by selling buckets of water.

Photos, stories and historical anecdotes will take you back to the roots of the attachment of the population of Chibougamau to nordicity that today inspires all to redefine the future of the North.