If you have an extra day in your schedule you might like to break this day into two and visit Aigubelle National Park. Beaver, moose, heron and osprey call this park home and great hiking trails take you to a variety of geological phenomena. Cross a 22 metre high suspension bridge and admire the spectacular scenery.
The road to Ville Marie takes you through the town of Rouyn-Noranda. The Magasin général Dumulon is a must stop here. Built by Jos Dumulon and his family in 1924, it is now a history museum and one of the main historic sites in the town. Whilst in town, call in at St George's Russian Orthodox Church, now a historic interpretation centre managed by La maison Dumulon. Continue on to Ville-Marie, one of the oldest towns in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region.