Canoe and tradition

Length:
approximately 4h30

Available from May 30th to September 30th, upon reservation only.

CANOE RIDE

A guide accompanies the visitors on a canoe ride on the KABIR KOUBA River. The quay of arrival is located on the Traditional Huron Site. The guide will tell the visitors the legend of the Great Snake KABIR KOUBA.

We recommend that you wear clothes that are suitable for the weather, and that you bring along extra clothes and shoes. The Huron Traditional Site is not responsible for lost or damaged items during this activity. A sealed waterproof bag can be rented at your expense to protect your belongings if you wish.

STROLL IN THE FOREST

A guide welcomes the visitors at the quay in order to accompagny them in the forest.

GUIDED TOUR

With a guide wearing the traditional apparel.

Visit of theYänonhchia’, the long house, where is showed the traditional way of life and the social organisation at the Europeans arrival. Techniques of food preservation (smoker and dryer for the meat). Reminder of means of transportations 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.

TRADITIONAL MEAL

  • Traditional soup of the day and bannock (Native bread).
  • Maple flavoured bison sausages served with wild and white rice accompanied by seasonal vegetables.
  • Home style cake served with a savoury maple sauce.
  • Wild tea

NATIVE SHOW

The sacred dances and ceremonies 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, and they were held between the first and the thirteenth moon. At the end of the show, the visitors are invited to participate in a dance called: the friendship dance. The dance used to be executed to fraternize and to strengthen the links between the different Nations. Our visitors will leave the Site with an unforgettable memory.