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Located on the banks of rivière Bellefeuille in Abitibi-Ouest, the tiny village of Authier, once known by the name “Kakameo,” was founded in 1918.

Crédit : Mathieu Dupuis

The village is named for Hector Authier, a public figure who wore many hats over his lifetime: land agent, mayor of Amos, Minister of Colonization, member of the Quebec Legislative Assembly, town council president and federal MP.

He also founded Abitibi’s first weekly newspaper.

Tourists who visit Authier in the summer can tour the musée École du rang II, a country schoolhouse built in 1937. This historical monument is known worldwide.

By the numbers

Date of foundation
30 km
Distance from La Sarre
Crédit : Jean Caron

Contact the municipality of Authier

(819) 782-3093


597 avenue Principale, Authier, Quebec J0Z 1C0


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