Val-d'Or
The Essential
Interesting
Situated in the heart of the Abitibi region, Val d'Or was created in 1922 during the Gold rush that followed the discovery of major ore deposits in Rouyn-Noranda, and became an important producer of gold. Come summer, the Rue Principale of the town, one of the only active mining towns still remaining in the region, is lit up by the neon signs of its many saloons, bars and restaurants, a throwback to the West of the 1950s and 60s.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Val-d'Or

Mineralogical Museum of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Mineralogical Museum of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Malartic
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Mining village of Bourlamaque - City of Gold
Mining village of Bourlamaque - City of Gold
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Observation Tower - Rotary Tower
Observation Tower - Rotary Tower
Val-d'Or