Val-d’Or, Quebec

Population: 32,000

Distance from Lewiston: 595 miles (12½ hours)

Home arena: Centre Air Creebec (formerly the Palais des Sports, built in 1949)

Name: “Valley of Gold,” after the mineral discovered there in the early 20th century.

Activities and attractions: Cite de l’Or (“Gold City,” where tourists can visit an inactive gold mine); many large parks, cycle tracks and forests.

On the Web: (be warned, the site reads only in French)

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