Explore the heritage of the First Peoples at Indigenous sites

Attractions to discover, May 31, 2021 2021-05-31
Site Traditionnel Huron Onhoüa Chetek8e
Site Traditionnel Huron Onhoüa Chetek8e

The unique culture and know-how of the Indigenous Nations can be discovered all around Quebec. A wide variety of museums and interpretation sites highlight the ancestral and spiritual knowledge that the First Peoples proudly share. Visitors are invited to live an authentic experience and a privileged contact with Indigenous communities and their rich culture.

Important: Be sure to follow sanitary guidelines during your activities.

Discover Indigenous traditions in Mauricie and Québec City

Domaine Notcimik is a haven in the heart of nature where you can enjoy many activities related to the Indigenous culture, mainly that of the Atikamekw Nation. Stargazing from a canoe, Atikamekw storytelling and singing, as well as an introduction to medicinal plants with an experienced guide are just a few of the activities offered in various packages for an authentic stay.

In Wendake, in the Québec City area, the Huron Onhoüa Chetek8e Traditional Site tells the story of the Huron-Wendat Nation from the past to the present. During a guided tour, discover the longhouse, a traditional dwelling, as well as the way of life of this people. Take the opportunity to taste the specialties of the Nek8arre restaurant and stop at the Huron shop, where you will find a wide variety of arts and crafts.

Visit Indigenous sites in Montérégie and Centre-du-Québec

The Maison amérindienne, located in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, offers a variety of activities for the whole family. The exhibitions are fascinating, as well as the tales around the fire, the nature tour on biodiversity and the workshops on making dream catchers. On site, the Salon Riopelle invites you to contemplate the magnificent works of the exceptional painter Jean-Paul Riopelle. Before you leave, you’ll surely want to sample delicious Indigenous gastronomy from the take-out menu.

In Odanak, head over to the Musée des Abénakis, the first Indigenous museum in Quebec. The exhibition Wôbanaki, People of the rising sun will transport you into the cultural universe of the Abenaki First Nation thanks to a multimedia projection recounting the creation of the world according to the tradition of this ancient people. The Tolba trail, where interpretation panels describe the medicinal plants and wildlife present in the forest, also promises great discoveries.

La Maison amérindienne
La Maison amérindienne

Meet inspiring communities in Eastern Quebec

In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, the way of life of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh People will be told to you by passionate guides at the Native Museum of Mashteuiatsh, notably through the permanent exhibition Tshilanu ilnuatsh. At the back of the museum, you can explore the Nutshimitsh outdoor trail to discover the boreal forest. And if you feel like purchasing a souvenir to remember your visit, the shop offers a wide array of regional products, Indigenous literature and locally made crafts.

Just a few kilometers from Tadoussac, the Innu First Nation of Essipit invites you to a wonderful nature-based tourism experience. In addition to offering whale-watching cruises and activities such as sea-kayaking and black-bear-watching, this welcoming community offers a host of lodging options, from campsites to outfitters, as well as fully equipped condos and cottages. The breathtaking view of the river makes it a dream vacation in a humbling location.

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