Site Traditionnel Huron, Wendake

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See how the Huron people lived at Site Traditionnel Huron, an authentic re-enactment site of a Native Indian village nestled within a natural forest. Explore authentic wooden dwellings as guides dressed in traditional costume teach you about Huron culture. Sit in a giant tepee while hearing tales of mythical Huron legends, then take part in a traditional native dance. Purify yourself with the local shaman before you paddle through the river in a canoe. Finish the tour at the in-house restaurant, which offers Huron-inspired game- and fish-based meals. By using our Wendake online holiday maker , you can arrange your visit to Site Traditionnel Huron and other attractions in Wendake.
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  • We visited family (9 and 7 years old) and, despite the fact that we visited ourselves without a guide, our experience was very nice. The staff are all very nice and friendly, really nice! The children were very impressed by the construction and the way of life of the Hurons at the time.
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  • Plan your trip before you leave... quite difficult, better site access! Indeed, there is very little evidence of the site from the main road! Once there, Canadian culture enthusiasts will be delighted! Many activities to do on the spot: visit the village traditional huron (with typical habitat), demonstration of traditional dances by young people really involved in their actions. Bravo! Maybe you will have the chance to participate in these dances...! To complete and finish the visit to the site on a good note, possibility of lunch in the restaurant of the village! Menu typically "wendake" awaits you! A time you won't forget!
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  • Our guide from the clan of wolves, brought us a nation rich past of peace, hunting and agriculture, unsuspected by ourselves, poor white men. We walked in the footsteps of our guide and learned the sad end of his membership to the Wendat nation. He is the last of the seventh generation to be able to bear this title, his two sons will not honor, because the white man to decided that it would be so... We were impressed by their ability to build these longhouses, the techniques of smoking meat and fish, canoe making, of the sauna and the medicine man's House. Until the arrival of the first settlers this nation lived in happiness with nature, since, even nature theirs more... to meditate.
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  • Very interesting, providing good insight without being dogmatic. During the tour the information was passed in a casual, down to earth manner, entertaining and enlightening at the same time. We enjoyed lunch, too. Nothing fancy but no fries, either. Nice atmosphere and friendly service. The shop is worth a visit. Nice for looking, but I also found some tasteful articles at reasonable price. Despite being operated by the Huron, they employ people from other tribes during summer. Definitely worth supporting this place.
  • Amazing opportunity to learn about Hurons and a nice gift shop. Lots of hand crafted stuff to buy, everything is pretty pricey though.
  • Little value. Summer may be better time to visit
  • Great living museum of First Nations history. Informative guided tours and a nice gift shop with artwork from other First Nations communities.
  • You should stop if you can. This place is a great way to learn about native american indians, how they used to live, but also what are their struggles today. Good for the kids too. Stop by the shop, tons of pretty things. Did not eat there, was quite pricey.

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