ANIMATED DISCOVERY TOUR (SUMMER)
Adapted to the pandemic context – an activity to discover in the greater Quebec City region
Five (5) entertainment sites, to see everyone – or almost – respecting your schedule and the health rules in force.
(15 to 20 minute animation per site every half hour)
- Home of the beaver: Huron-Wendat Museum
- Home of the bear: Ekionkiestha National Longhouse ”
- Home of the deer: Church of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
- Home of the wolf: Kabir Kouba waterfall
- Home of the turtle: Place de la Nation Onywahtehretsih
- Tsawenhohi House:
- Demonstrations of Aboriginal traditional knowledge.
- Awen’ shop (water).
- Permanent exhibition on the Grand Chef Nicolas Vincent Tsawenhohi.
Animation in English and French. Schedules available on the Huron-Wendat Museum website.
For the low season visit, see the Yahwatsira‘ visit.
In order to ensure you an immersive experience allowing you to discover Aboriginal culture and more specifically that of the Huron-Wendat, we have reinvented the discovery tour!
We present to you a new way to discover the history, culture, and historical monuments of Wendake such as the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Church as well as some natural beauties to discover such as the Kabir-Kouba waterfall which ensures a safe visit.
When you arrive at the Huron-Wendat Museum, you will be greeted at the large shaputuan located in front of the First Nations Hotel-Museum. Afterwards, your animator will have you placed in the Circle near the palisade of the longhouse where you will be accompanied to your first activity site (12 people maximum).
During your journey, you will notably visit the permanent exhibition Territories, memories, knowledge inside the Huron-Wendat Museum and the impressive national longhouse Ekionkiestha”, surrounded by a palisade made up of more than 1,500 trees and inspired from the pre-contact period, and the Church of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette built in 1730, where several liturgical objects offered to the Nation are still presented.
The route will continue to the new Place de la Nation Onywahtehretsih as well as to the belvedere overlooking the Akiawenrahk River, from where you can observe the magnificent Kabir Kouba waterfall. The Kabir Kouba fall is of historical importance; several archaeological elements were discovered there. In short, the new animated tour formula offers an in-depth discovery of Huron-Wendat history and culture, to be experienced with the family.
During your visit, you will be invited to stop at Maison Tsawenhohi’ where an Aboriginal craftsman will, among other things, demonstrate his traditional know-how. The Tsawenhohi house also houses a permanent exhibition presenting the Grand Chief Nicolas Vincent Tsawenhohi, one of the great diplomats of the Huron-Wendat Nation, who also lived in this ancestral house.
With its Awen’ shop, the Museum allows visitors to treat themselves to a little piece of history. You will also find our exhibition catalogs as well as merchandise bearing the Museum logo.
Through its permanent exhibition Territories, memories, knowledge, its calendar of temporary exhibitions, its activities and its thematic workshops, the Museum fulfills its mandate of teaching and popularizing knowledge about the history, the culture and the arts of the people. Wendat and other First Nations. For the visitor, the Museum is also the gateway giving access to the interpretation of many heritage sites in Wendake, including the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette church, the Kabir Kouba falls and the Tsawenhohi house.
In addition to its various exhibitions, the Museum offers a discovery tour led by a guide or a visit to the Ekionkiestha longhouse.
Free on-site parking for customers of the La Traite restaurant, the First Nations Hotel-Museum or the Huron-Wendat Museum.
People with reduced mobility: This package includes elements that are all accessible for people with reduced mobility.