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100 Things to do in Hearst

  1. Visit the Tourist Information Center (Gilles Gagnon Welcome Centre) to learn about the town’s attractions
  2. Take a selfie with the moose and wolves sculptures and post them on our Facebook page
  3. Go on a boat, kayak, canoe or paddle boeat adventure at Veilleux Camping & Marina, located on Pivabiska Lake
  4. Visit the historical Reesor Siding site, located 45 km East of Hearst
  5. Eat the famous chicken balls at King’s Café
  6. Take a hike and observe wildlife in their natural habitat
  7. Visit the Inovo Centre
  8. Go fishing on the Chain of Lakes starting at Lac Ste-Thérèse dock
  9. Take in a round of golf at the Hearst Golf Club
  10. Go for an ATV ride
  11. See the Thunderhouse Falls during an observation flight (Hearst Air)
  12. Go canoeing, kayaking or white water rafting on the Mattawishkwia, Missinaibi, Nagagami, and Shekak Rivers and on the Chain of Lakes
  13. Go on walking and hiking expeditions (fitness trail along Mattawishkwia river, Calypso trail, ski club trails)
  14. Relax and discover our many health spas
  15. Visit La Maison Verte to learn about gardening, greenhouses and visit the boutique
  16. Sleep in a tipi at the Marina Veilleux
  17. Admire artwork at the Galerie 815
  18. Rafting on the Shekak River
  19. Play tennis with your friends
  20. Go camping at our private parks and our provincial park
  21. Enjoy the beach or a volleyball game at Johnson’s Lake
  22. Go moose, bear or partridge hunting (or ask a local about their last hunt!)
  23. Play basketball or softball in our city parks
  24. Take a plane ride with Hearst Air
  25. Go for a swim at the Stéphane-Lecours Municipal Pool
  26. Discover bird watching
  27. Visit Downtown for shopping
  28. Have fun at the splash park
  29. Celebrate the St-Jean Festival in June
  30. In October, attend the Soirée d’humour
  31. In August, join the HOG rally (Harley Owners Group)
  32. On July 1st, celebrate Canada Day with us during the Rotary Club Gala Day
  33. Shop ‘til you drop at the Midnight magic (BIA) in December
  34. Find great books at the Hearst Salon du livre (every second year in May on odd years)
  35. Discover the community at the Springfest (every second year in May on odd years)
  36. Go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the Hearst Ski Club’s trails
  37. Go snowmobiling
  38. Enjoy the winter by going ice fishing
  39. Take a sleigh ride in Jogues
  40. Catch one of our Lumberjacks’ hockey game at the Claude Larose arena
  41. Go curling at the Hearst Curling Club
  42. Go public skating or play hockey at the Claude Larose arena or at the outside ice rink in the high school’s track and field
  43. Take part in the Carnaval in February
  44. Take in a show or a play at the Place des arts
  45. Admire the architecture and history of the Notre-Dame Cathedral
  46. Visit one of the smallest university in the world, l’Université de Hearst
  47. Exercise at Rick’s Muscle World
  48. Bring your kids to one of our city parks and playgrounds
  49. Fly-in and remote fishing with Hearst Air
  50. Discover the Fire tower at Fushimi Provincial park
  51. Spend a week at the summer camp Camp source de vie
  52. Stay at our local wilderness camps
  53. Attend the HOREM Music Festival
  54. Play bridge, military whist, cards and ladder golf or discover the art of weaving at Club Action
  55. Attend a Pow Wow in Constance Lake in August
  56. Be part of Royal Canadian Legion events
  57. Try karate with the Hearst Karate club, Nordik Wado Kai or Pierre Drouin’s Martial Arts
  58. Practice yoga in one of the parks or in yoga classes
  59. Rent a private/remote and rustic log cabin at Fushimi Cabins and go fishing
  60. Read the newspaper Journal le Nord while drinking cafe at the Bakery Boulangerie Pâtisserie chez Coco
  61. Go to one of the local’s garage sale
  62. Participate in the Hearst Fishing Derby in June
  63. Be inspired by the murals located at the French High School, Arena, Library and Fire Hall
  64. Admire the stained glass windows at Maurice Saulnier’s Library at the Hearst University
  65. Enjoy the view of the Mattawishkwia River from the lookout point at Lecours Park
  66. See the historical cross on Coppell Road
  67. Visit the small village and Church of Lac Ste-Thérèse
  68. Visit the Marian Grotto nearby the Hearst University and Pavillon Notre-Dame School
  69. Visit the Hearst Ecomuseum
  70. Hire one of our tour guides to go snowmobiling, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and hunting
  71. Go geocaching
  72. Visit the historic Native cemetery in Mattice
  73. Visit the book store Librairie Le Nord, and learn about les éditions Cantinales
  74. Go horseback riding at Angolly’s Ranch
  75. See the taxidermied animals collection at the Gilles Gagnon Centre
  76. Go bowling at the 241 Pizza Bowling Billiards Bar&Grill
  77. Participate in the Wild Run Défi Cross Country Hearst in September
  78. Visit the Hearst Sports Hall of Fame
  79. Surf the Internet, read a magazine or a book or play games on a IPad at the Hearst Public Library
  80. Get together with friends for Wings Night (Wednesday) at Companion
  81. Skate or play hockey on the community rink Club les enfants du quartier
  82. Ask the Tourist Information Centre’s employees for the possible contests or tournaments you could enter
  83. Let Steve cook for you at Pasta Night (Thursday) at Pizza Place
  84. Practice your shot at local pool
  85. Go wild blueberry, raspberry, and field strawberry picking
  86. Listen to the community radio station, CINN FM 91.1
  87. Assist the Strong man competition in July
  88. Admire the Aurora Borealis
  89. Visit the Heritage Sawmill museum
  90. Rent a room for a day at the Queen’s Motel and enjoy the pool, saunas and hot tubs!
  91. Relax during the musical evenings at the Heritage Sawmill (Wednesdays, August)
  92. Go to the movies at Hearst Theatre
  93. Taste our local products at the fair Taste of Hearst on the second weekend of September
  94. Visit Rheault Distillery and taste their products
  95. Execute your tricks at the Blier Skateboard Park
  96. Visit the Memorial Park to admire the statue of fallen soldiers
  97. Visit a Ranch
  98. Discover new artists at la Place des Arts
  99. Take a (refreshing!) dip in one of our rivers or lakes
  100. Participate in the Jogue’s Mud Fest