We made it to Mistissini!!! (Chris and Jamie)

Entering Mistssini after our drive from Montreal. It took about 8 hours

Entering Mistssini after our drive from Montreal. It took about 8 hours

 

 



Written by Jamie

We arrived in Mistissini Saturday afternoon, at around 5:30pm. The drive was shorter and easier than we thought it would be. It really is La belle province. We made a quick detour so that Chris could pick up some freshly made donuts from a small family owned and operated boulangerie (Bakery) called Delices d’Antan. They were so fresh that they weren’t just warm but piping hot, and delicious. Lac St. Jean and La toque was especially nice. We were surprised by the differences in the landscape. Thick trees, with beautiful lakes. their were many groups of people riding motorcycles and waiting for boat races that were sporadically happening at various lakes. As this was my first time in northern Quebec, I was taking in everything around me. It has been a long time since I have been in this type of environment, as I had lived overseas in London, U.K from 2008-2013. Since coming back, and moving to Montreal, I have wanted to reacquaint myself with the Canadian landscape.  Around Lac St. Jean there was gently rolling farmlands. Then back into deep forest. We arrived got settled in and then decided to take a small tour of the town. Our accommodation is one of the new houses in the development. Quite nice, with plenty of space, and a nice view into the forest from the backyard. Again the landscape reminds me of my time spent as a teenager whilst visiting my family in Newfoundland. Mistissini is about the same distance north as the town my family is from in Newfoundland. It is a small town, but is undergoing a lot of construction at the moment. Their is a new youth centre being built along with many new homes in a development that will mainly house teachers. It has a Tim Horton’s a super market, that is very well stocked, and not too expensive along with a few other stores. The lake is beautiful, and the air smells of  trees, which is a nice change from the random smells that accumulate within a city. More to come soon. Pictures coming soon.

We made a quick detour for some freshly baked donuts. Highly recommended.

We made a quick detour for some freshly baked donuts. Highly recommended.

Our home for the next two months.

Our home for the next two months.

Just one of the new homes found in Mistissini. There is quite a lot of development happening, with a whole new sub-division being built.

Just one of the new homes found in Mistissini. There is quite a lot of development happening, with a whole new sub-division being built.

 

Tri-lingual stop signs. Just the norm here. Southern inland Cree is the language most commonly spoken here. The writing is called Syllabics

Tri-lingual stop signs. Just the norm here. Southern inland Cree is the language most commonly spoken here. The writing is called Syllabics

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