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. Check out how to create a new business in our town by visiting
  4. Go on a boat adventure at Veilleux Camping & Marina, located on Pivabiska Lake
  5. Visit the historical Reesor Siding site, located 45 km East of Hearst
  6. Eat the famous chicken balls at King’s Café
  7. Take a hike and observe wildlife in their natural habitat
  8. Learn about green energy at the Inovo Centre
  9. Go fishing on the Chain of Lakes starting at Lac Ste.Thérèse dock
  10. Take in a round of golf at the Hearst Golf Club
  11. Go for an ATV ride
  12. See the Thunderhouse Falls during an observation flight (Hearst Air)
  13. Go Canoeing, kayaking or white water rafting on the Mattawishkwia, Missinaibi, Nagagami, and Shekak Rivers and on the Chain of Lakes
  14. Go on walking and hiking expeditions (fitness trail along Mattawishkwia river, Calypso trail, ski club trails)
  15. Relax and discover our many health spas
  16. Visit La Maison Verte to learn about gardening and greenhouses
  17. Discover the Val Côté Rock Museum
  18. Admire artwork at the Galerie 815
  19. Ask the Tourist Information Centre for the possible contests or tournaments you could enter
  20. Play tennis with your friends
  21. Go camping at our private parks and our provincial park
  22. Enjoy the beach or a volleyball game at Johnson’s Lake
  23. Go moose, bear, rabbit or partridge hunting (or ask a local about their last hunt!)
  24. Play basketball or softball in our city parks
  25. Visit the Lac Ste-Thérèse’s church
  26. Go for a swim at the Stéphane-Lecours Municipal Pool
  27. Discover bird watching
  28. Visit Downtown for shopping
  29. Have fun at the splash park
  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. Take a (refreshing!) dip in one of our rivers or lakes
  38. Go snowmobiling in our famous trails
  39. Enjoy the winter by going ice fishing
  40. Take a sleigh ride in Jogues
  41. Catch one of our Lumber Jacks’ hockey game at the Claude Larose arena
  42. Go curling at the Hearst Curling Club
  43. 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
  44. Take part in the Carnaval in February
  45. Take in a show or a play at the Place des arts
  46. Admire the architecture and history of the Notre-Dame Cathedral
  47. Visit one of the smallest university in the world, l’Université de Hearst
  48. Exercise at Rick’s Muscle World
  49. Bring your kids to one of our city parks and playgrounds
  50. Fly-in and remote fishing with our local outfitters
  51. Discover the Fire tower at Fushimi Provincial park
  52. Spend a week at the summer camp Camp source de vie
  53. Stay at our local wilderness camps
  54. Attend the HOREM Music Festival around the end of April
  55. Go pet a rabbit or look at the chickens at a ranch
  56. Play bridge, military whist, cards and ladder golf or discover the art of weaving at Club Action
  57. Celebrate the St-Jean Festival with us in June
  58. Attend a Pow Wow in Constance Lake in August
  59. Be part of Royal Canadian Legion events
  60. Do karate with the Hearst Karate club
  61. Do yoga in one of the parks or in Hearst’s yoga classes
  62. Read the newspaper Journal le Nord while drinking cafe at Tim Horton
  63. Rent a private/remote and rustic log cabin at Fushimi Cabins and go fishing
  64. Go to one of the local’s garage sale
  65. Participate in the Hearst Fishing Derby in June
  66. Be inspired by the murals located at the High School, Library and Fire Hall
  67. Admire the stained glass windows at Maurice Saulnier’s Library at the Hearst University
  68. Enjoy the view of the Mattawishkwia River from the lookout point at Lecours Park
  69. See the historical cross on Coppell Road
  70. Visit the small village of Lac Ste-Thérèse
  71. Visit the Marian Grotto nearby the Hearst University and Pavillon Notre-Dame School
  72. Visit the Hearst Ecomuseum
  73. Hire one of our tour guides to go snowmobiling, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and hunting
  74. Go geocaching
  75. Visit the historic Native cemetery in Mattice
  76. Visit the books store Librairie Le Nord, and learn about les éditions Cantinales
  77. Go horseback riding at Angolly’s Ranch
  78. See the taxidermied animals collection
  79. Go bowling at the 241 Pizza Bowling Billiards Bar&Grill
  80. Play bingo at the Club Action
  81. Rent a bicycle and ride around town
  82. Visit the Hearst Sports Hall of Fame
  83. Surf the internet, read a magazine or a book or play x-box at the Hearst Public Library
  84. Get together with friends for Wings Night (Wednesday) at Companion
  85. Skate or play hockey on the community rink Club les enfants du quartier
  86. Let Steve cook for you at Pasta Night (Thursday) at Pizza Place
  87. Practice your shot at local pool
  88. Go wild blueberry, raspberry, and field strawberry picking
  89. Listen to the community radio station, CINN FM 91.1
  90. Visit the Agriva Farmer’s Market at the Heritage Sawmill – Market Place (July through September)
  91. Admire the Aurora Borealis
  92. Visit the Heritage Sawmill museum
  93. Grab a drink at the Companion
  94. Rent a room for a day at the Queen’s Motel and enjoy the pool, saunas and hot tubs!
  95. Go to the movies at Hearst Theatre
  96. Taste our local products at the fair Taste of Hearst on the second weekend of September
  97. Visit Rheault distillery and taste their products
  98. Visit the Hearst forest and participate to Forest Day in September
  99. Execute your tricks at the Blier Skateboard Park
  100. Visit the Memorial Park to admire the statue of fallen soldiers