Have fun while discovering another region :
On our way to the BAIE-JAMES by the BILLY-DIAMOND and the TRANSTAÏGA roads.
Discover the Beauty of the Baie-James Region with Our Film Production Services: Embarking on a Journey Along the Billy-Diamond and Transstaïga Roads Every year, our team sets out on a journey to explore new regions of Canada and uncover hidden gems for film and documentary production. After visiting the Maritimes, the Rockies, the Northwest, Ontario, and the Canadian Plains, we are now excited to return to Abitibi-Témiscamingue and immerse ourselves in the beauty of the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James region.
Exploring New Frontiers:
The expedition is always a thrilling and educational experience for our team. This year, we are eager to uncover new filming locations, take stock shots, and search for local resources. We aim to capture the specific attractions of the region, including:
- Mines and mining areas
- Wildlife and animals
- Logging areas
- Lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water
- Road structures
- Hydroelectric dams and reservoirs
- Towns and villages
- Camps and outfitters
- Transportation and communication infrastructures
Bringing the Canadian Wild to Life: At 3500 km, this journey is a true test of our technical and logistical abilities. But with our extensive knowledge of the Canadian landscape and our experience working in remote areas, we are confident in our ability to overcome any challenges. Our goal is to bring the wild beauty of Canada to life and provide our clients with a comprehensive understanding of the regions where we film.
Expert Film Fixers: With years of experience working with international film productions, we know that shooting in the big cities is not always the best option. That’s why we are dedicated to exploring and discovering new locations, so that we can provide our clients with a wider range of options. Whether it’s in the heart of the city or deep in the wilderness, our expertise and resources make us the ultimate resource for film and documentary production in Canada.
Join us on our journey to the Baie-James region and discover the beauty of the Canadian wild for yourself. Follow us as we continue to expand our knowledge of the Canadian landscape and bring new, exciting locations to the table for our Fixing and Line Production services.”
Part 1: From the Laurentians to Abitibi-Témiscamingue
It is in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region that our journey begins. Known for its rich mining history, the region boasts cities like Val-d’Or and Malartic. It is a hub of natural resources and is located just 8 hours by car from Montreal. Our team will be starting their journey from the Laurentians, which is a region located just north of Montreal.
Part 2: The BILLY-DIAMOND and the TRANSTAÏGA Roads
The BILLY-DIAMOND road, also known as the Baie-James Highway, is a remarkable 381 km long stretch of road that offers a unique challenge. With no service stations along the way, it is the longest unserviced road of its kind in Canada and the second longest in North America, only surpassed by the Dalton Highway in Alaska. The Dempster Highway, running from the Yukon to the Northwest Territories in Canada, also offers a 363 km unserviced segment.
The BILLY-DIAMOND road was built in the 1970s to serve Hydro-Quebec’s James Bay project, a massive hydroelectric project that required the transportation of heavy machinery and supplies. The road was constructed in just 420 days, and despite its remote location, it played a crucial role in the success of the James Bay project.
The TRANSTAÏGA road, on the other hand, is an even greater challenge, with its end being 745 km away from the nearest town, making it the farthest road from a city in North America. The road was built solely for the purpose of building and maintaining Hydro-Quebec’s hydroelectric dams and power plants in the region, and it is not intended for tourists. The road offers a unique opportunity to experience the rugged beauty of Canada’s wilderness, and it is a testament to the ingenuity and perseverance of the people who built it.
We cross First Nations villages
The Baie-James region is a unique and pristine landscape that boasts of a rich biodiversity and an array of natural wonders. As we travel through the area, we will encounter various First Nations communities that call this place home. It will be an opportunity for us to connect with the locals and understand their way of life. This will also help us in building a strong rapport with the communities, as and when we bring film crews to these remote but beautiful regions.
Taiga, Subarctic climate and wild animals
The Baie-James region is characterized by its subarctic climate, where the growth of lichens and shrubs is a common sight. The area is also home to a wide variety of wild animals, including lynx, ptarmigan, black bear, goose, moose and caribou. This makes it a great destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.
In conclusion, our journey to the Baie-James region is not just about discovering new filming locations and taking stock shots. It’s about immersing ourselves in the heart of the Canadian wilderness, experiencing its beauty, and connecting with its people. This adventure will not only broaden our knowledge and understanding of the area, but also enrich our film production services for our clients.