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Centre d'histoire et d'archéologie de la Métabetchouane (CHAM)

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243, rue Hébert, Desbiens, Québec, G0W 1N0

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418 346-5341


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Description

The CHAM is an interpretation center located on the historic and archaeological site of Métabetchouane and the trading post of the same name (1676-1880). This is one of the rare tourist attractions located on the shores of the majestic Lac Saint-Jean!

We invite you to discover, in an original, interactive and immersive way, the history of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region through the permanent exhibition "the shock of cultures".

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  • 0 Seasonal operation
  • J Free wifi
  • 5 Paid admission
  • z Indigenous content

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History and archeology

Tourist season 2021 - Reservation required

Schedule

June - September

Tuesday - Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Activities

Open: June to September
Average duration: 1½ hour

The Poste de traite de Desbiens is an interpretation centre that shares the same site as the first regional trading post in 1676. It’s one of the rare tourist attractions located along the shores of the majestic Lac Saint-Jean! It presents the region’s history to visitors in an original, interactive and immersive fashion, in addition to learning about those who prevailed during the clash of the cultures.

THIS is where it all began!

Guided tours upon reservation (bilingual).