Friendship day

Friendship day

August 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 9th, 2018

We recommend that you arrive between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm to have time to participate in all activities.

Join us for Friendship Day!

The Friendship day package includes:

  • Guided tour
  • Tales and legends
  • The workshop on animal skins
  • Craftsmanship
  • Archery
  • The Native dance show
  • Traditional appetizer
  • The Satéchaquey rally

Reservations are not required. We invite you to arrive at the opening (9:00) to enjoy the most activities possible. However, there will be activities throughout the day.

  • Guided tour
    (Accompanied by a guide dressed in traditional costume).Visit of the Yänonhchia’, the long house, where is showed the traditional way of life and the social organization at the European’s arrival.  Techniques of food preservation (smoker and dryer for the meat).  Reminder of means of transportation of the old time.  Initiation to the spiritual life of the Huron people.  Sweat lodge and medicine of our ancestors.  Giant tipi, discovery of the different first nations and actual situation of the Huron-Wendat people.
  • Tales and legends

According to ancient belief the people who had knowledge had to transmit it to the younger generations within the Nation. This tradition permitted the legends to survive throughout time.

  • Workshop on animal skins

Learn about animal skins and get introduced to the handling of skins and how to make use of tools formerly used for tanning.

  • Native Dance show

The sacred dances and ceremonies were used to be executed to thank the creator for the good harvest of wild fruits and corn during fall.  The Hurons-Wendat were also doing those dances during different holidays held between the first and the thirteenth moon.  At the end of the show, the visitors are invited to participate to a dance that is called: the friendship dance.  That dance was performed to fraternize and to strengthen the links between the different nations.  Our visitors will leave the site with an unforgettable memory.

  • Craftsmanship

Medicine wheel for 13 years old and more

Made of deer leather, goose and pheasant feathers, the medicine wheel is used to chase away illness.   The cross represents the four cardinal points and intends to protect each and every home around the world.  The caribou bones are symbol of luck.

Handicraft necklace for 12 years old and under

Our young visitors enter into the heart of Native American roots by learning how to create and make a necklace out of traditional pearls. In the past, these necklaces as well as all the other jewellery were the only goods the Huron could possess. The rest was communal property.

  • Archery

Visitors attend a brief presentation on how to use a hunting bow and arrows.  Then they are invited to put their technique into practice.  We offer each visitor the opportunity to exercise their aim on a target shaped into a life size deer.  The ones who successfully hit the heart of the deer are rewarded with a gift.

  • Traditional appetizer

Included in this package (a game’s bite   with a traditional drink).

  • The Satéchaquey rally

In this game, players must be very attentive during the guided tour, because the guide provides information that will be necessary during the rally.

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Adult: $ 38.50

12 years old and under: $ 21.50$

4 years old and under: Free (necklace $ and appetizer $)