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Street Art and Areas of interest

Russian Orthodox Church

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At the corner of Lamaque and Armand-Gilbert boulevards

Val-d’Or, Québec

Description of the Church

Built in September 1954, the Russian orthodox church was the first of its kind to be built in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. On site, you will find two interpretation panels reminding the presence of the Russian community in Val-d’Or and its involvement in the municipality’s development.

Parc des Marais

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Boulevard Dennison

Val-d’Or, Québec

Description of the Park

In the Des Marais park, you will find the sculptures produced during the 2nd Symposium en art visuel de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue. This wooded park, close to the downtown area, offers a quiet area for a walk and a perfect place for a break or a picnic.

Saint-Sauveur Church

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533, 3e Avenue

Val-d’Or, Québec

Description of the Church

Originally named Saint-Sauveur-les-mines church, Saint-Sauveur church is the first catholic temple of Val-d’Or.
Built in 1936, it was a spacious basement destined to be used as a base for a more imposing church. It was constructed, voluntarily, by employees of Sigma and Lamaque mines.

Public Piano

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Parc Lévesque

At the corner of 3e Avenue and rue Cadillac

Val-d’Or, Québec

Description of the Public Piano

Everyone is invited to make use of the Piano public by playing a track or enjoying the talent of others. Painted by the artist Christian Ponton, the piano is moved from park to park every summer.

Pont Champagne

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Chemin du Pont Champagne

Val-d’Or (Vassan Sector), Québec

Description of the Bridge

Built in 1941, the Champagne covered bridge, located in the Vassan district, is 104 foot long over the Vassan river.

Source Gabriel

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Chemin Gabriel-Commanda

Val-d’Or, Québec

Description of the Spring

The Gabriel Spring and the creek into which it flows are witness history of the beginning of Val-d’Or.
It was a camp of Gabriel Commanda, a Algonquin prospector which is considered by many as one of the founding fathers of Val-d’Or.

Statue of a Minor

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Parc Lapointe, at the corner of 8e Rue and 3e Avenue

Cité de l’Or, 90 avenue Perrault

Regional Airport and CTNM, 250 rue de la Météo

Description of the Statue

Erected in 1984, the Minor Statue is a tribute to our pioneers.

Created by the artists Paul Salois and Laura Brown-Breetvelt, this masterpiece is 12 feet and has a weigh of 2 tons.
A few statues of minor have been created across the time. The first one erected in 1984 is at the historic site of the Old-Lamaque-Mine on the Cité de l’Or site and some others are on the downtown Lapointe Park and at the North mining Transit Center.

Mural: Albert-Dumais Park

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3e Avenue

Val-d’Or, Québec

Description of the Mural

This mural, by Jacques Baril, depicts a number of Val-d’Or’s icons such as St-Sauveur Church, the mine headframes, the western facades of certain buildings and the water towers.

Mural: Caïn, Lamarre, Casgrain & Wells Building

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855, 3e Avenue

Val-d’Or, Québec

Description of the Mural

This mural depicts the city’s founders, including, among others, Algonquin guide Gabriel Commanda, and also features a mother and child. The piece was created by five artists from the area: Martine Beauchamps (who also designed the mural), Christian Ponton, Micheline Plante, Marie-Ève Dubé and Chantal Lapointe. Oversight for the project was provided by international muralist Michel Omen.

Mural: Grands Ducs Building Development

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609, 3e Avenue

Val-d’Or, Québec

Description of the Mural

Co-created by Omen, Christian Ponton and Annie Boulanger, this urban art showcases the landscapes and skies of Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The mural depicts the forests and the northern lights as well as the many industries established in the region.

Miners’ Mural

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585, 3e Avenue (Behind the Microbrewery Le Prospecteur, in the back street)

Val-d’Or, Québec

Description of the Mural

Internationally renowned muralist, Michel Omen, created this mural to underscore the crucial role of human capital in the mining industry.

Photo exhibits along the bike path

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Sentier J-P Roland Fortin

Val-d’Or, Québec

Description of the Exhibition

Cyclists, walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the many photos displayed on large panels along the J.-P. Roland Fortin pathway. The images have been taken off the walls of the Val-d’Or exhibition centre, and the City of Val-d’Or’s cultural service and into the outdoors; the artists are from here and elsewhere.