The urban heart of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda moves to the beat of a society rich in artistic creations and community-based celebrations. Our passion led to the creation of an international film festival: a yearly coming-together of bona fide creative energy and human contact.
Here, the arts explode; watch the fireworks light up the sky at the Osisko En LumièrePyromusical Festival, or let yourself be swept up by the area’s sensational array of events held throughout the year such as the emerging music festival and the world guitars festival.
Rouyn-Noranda’s heritage is surprisingly rich with the touching tales of immigrants who started a new life here. Immigrants from Poland, Italy, Germany, Yugoslavia and Ukraine have each left an indelible mark on the city’s cultural landscape.
Not far from downtown, vacationers, wildlife and nature observers, hikers and explorers alike are privileged to find themselves surrounded by nature dotted with sloping hills and lakes, reminders of the passage of the massive glaciers that sculpted the earth’s surface.