Lakes and rivers

The 22,000 lakes and rivers found in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Water, the only passageway for more than two hundred years, provided explorers the means to crisscross the region. Abitibi-Témiscamingue is two regions in one bonded by a watershed divide. On one side, water travels north to James Bay and on the other, it flows south and drains into the St. Lawrence River.