A 170 m. canoe trip can be made from here to Haileybury (Ont.) by way of the Harricanaw river, L. Montigny, L. Expanse and the Ottawa river; pike and pickerel fishing along the route.
From Amos, Hwy. 45 continues to Taschereau, 30 m., a C.N.R. junction with a sea-plane anchorage on L. Robertson.
353 m. Malartic (pop. 6,000). Gold-mining and lumbering town; C.N.R. 363 m. Riviire Heva. Rd. r. to Amos, 28 m. 371 m. Rd. rt to the L. Decelles provincial hydro-electric power station.
392 m. Rouyn (pop. 15,000), and 393 m. Noranda (pop. 10,000). These two towns are the hub of the gold- and copper-mining country, with mines visible All around over a wide radius, and the tAll stacks of the smelter at Noranda a towering mark on the sky-line. Noranda is a company town. There is accommodation for tourists. The two towns are linked to the main C.N.R. line from Quebec by two branch lines, and to Kirkland Lake (Ont.) by the O.N.R.; sea-plane anchorage on L. Pelletier.
From Noranda-Rouyn, one may continue along Hwy. 59 to the Ontario border, 26 m. whence Ont. Hwy. 66 to Kirkland Lake (see Route 7 D), or one may turn 1. off Hwy. 59 at Arntfield, 12 m., and follow Hwy. 46 S. to L. Timiskaming and the L. Kipawa game reserve (see Route 7 B); this route takes one to 68 m., Notre-Dame-des-Quinze, at theN. end of L. Timiskaming; 91 m. Ville-Marie (pop. 1,500); an older farming and lumbering centre with C.P.R. connection with Ottawa and Montreal, and a busy little town; and, 120 m. from Noranda, the pulp-and-paper-milling company town of Temiscaming.
Alternatively, one may travel N. from Noranda-Rouyn, along Hwy. 46 into the clay-belt country of Abitibi, a settled area where the people are occupied in lumbering and dairy-farming, and where mining, at one time important, is now in decline.