The region hosts the yearly Tour de l'Abitibi. The first land expeditions were made by Radisson in 1670. Fort Témiscamingue erected on Anicinabeg lands by a French merchant. Negotiations was annexed on 1898 06 13 to the province of Quebec. The southern areas leading in 1886 to the foundation of Ville-Marie. The first migration flow brought along the National Transcontinental Railway people to the northern part of the region. The mining industry extracting mainly copper and gold was led mainly by owners.
Aiguebelle National Park is located in the centre of the Abitibian region. The mining sector is the most important economic activity of the region. Recent declines contribute still to the region's economy. Economic activities are dedicated mainly to exportation products. The only college is the Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Those small towns are gravitating as La Sarre around a larger city. Bourlamaque mining village is a remarkable example of a borough. The Témiscaming Garden City plan designed by Scottish architect Thomas Adams. Catholic and The Russian Orthodox add to the omnipresent architectural eclecticism. Some great buildings dominate the architectural landscape as the Rouyn-Noranda campus of the Université du Québec. No professional league sports teams are based in Abitibi, is home to two Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams. Profile of the region La Conférence régionale a cessé, activités.
|1670||The first land expeditions were made by Radisson in 1670.|
|1720||Fort Témiscamingue erected on Anicinabeg lands by a French merchant.|
|1886||The southern areas leading in 1886 to the foundation of Ville-Marie.|
|1898||Abitibi-Témiscamingue became part of the province in 1898.|
|1926||New cities were created in 1926 as Rouyn-Noranda.|