Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
The First Nation of Wendake
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Embark on a cultural journey to meet the Native American Huron-Wendake people. A broader understanding of their beliefs, customs and way of life promises to expand your world-view.
Upon arrival at the Onhoüa Cheteke Huron site, meet your First Nations guide, who will be dressed in traditional clothing. Watch a short welcome dance; then, take a guided tour of the village highlights.
In the longhouse, get acquainted with the daily life and customs of the Huron people.
Step inside the smokehouse to learn about the techniques used for meat-drying and food preservation.
In the Sweat Lodge, you will hear about Huron spirituality as well as the techniques and process of purification used by the ancestors. Relax in the comfort of a large war canoe as your guide explains the construction and use of this vessel.
In a large tepee (tent) your guide will speak about the Hurons' lifestyle before the first contact with Europeans. This is also a chance to learn traditional and herbal forms of medicine.
At the conclusion of your visit, visit the Boutique Le Huron. Recognized internationally, the boutique offers the largest variety of First Nations and Inuit art and handicrafts in Eastern Canada. Choose from more 4,000 articles, including handmade crafts, moccasins, snowshoes, Inuit and Iroquois sculpture, Navajo jewelry, western Canadian totems, traditional masks and much more.
You will also stop at the Wendake Amerindian Village for approximately 60 minutes of free time. Explore on your own and walk (optional) the short path to view the Kabir Kouba Waterfall .
Wear comfortable walking shoes.