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.
From north to south, the region is a prefered habitat for the wildlife resources, inlcuding the moose, the North American beaver, the Grey wolf, the Canada lynx, the American black bear and lots of trout in the fish-rich waters. The region is great a setting for outdoor activities and sports, like fishing, hiking or canoeing.