EKIONKIESTHA’ NATIONAL LONGHOUSE VISIT
This is the experience not to be missed in Wendake! The Ekionkiestha’ National Longhouse is about experiencing the traditional lifestyles of the pre-contact period first-hand. This place of discovery is a journey to the very heart of these lifestyles. With your family, group, or friends, you’ll be impressed by its high palisades, the garden highlighting a traditional agriculture technique, and the interior of this dwelling. The longhouse is accessible in various ways: through Huron-Wendat Museum Regular and Discovery tours, the “Myths and Legends” activity, or an overnight stay. A must-see in the greater Québec City region!
*Please note that the « Discovery tour » includes a visit to the longhouse.
Activities also available in the longhouse (Covid-19 – See if available)
“MYTHS & LEGENDS” ACTIVITY
Rooted in oral tradition, the Myths and Legends activity has always been a part of Indigenous culture. Myths and Legend evenings offer you an experience stemming from a thousand-year-old tradition! From the creation of Land to the Pleiades, these tales shed light on the culture of the Huron-Wendat Nation from a completely different angle!
In the heart of the Ekionkiestha’ National Longhouse, in the glow of a fire, with an Indigenous storyteller: this setting has everything you need for a unique, authentic, and above all magical experience. These evenings are offered every night in English or French. Minimum of two people. Reserve now!
(See activities section)
OVERNIGHT LONGHOUSE STAY
A dwelling of the Iroquoian peoples, the longhouse is built entirely of wood and bark and is heated with three fires. It will give visitors seeking unusual accommodation an authentic immersive experience. It’s a symbol of the legendary family and hospitality of these ancient nations. In the magical setting of our National Longhouse, you will travel back to pre-colonial times to enjoy the experience of an overnight stay in this traditional dwelling. This package is suitable for families, couples, groups of friends as well as school groups.
This package includes:
- Overnight stay at the Ekionkiestha’ National Longhouse;
- Our popular “Myths and Legends” activity*: an authentic experience of thousand-year-old traditions of Indigenous culture. A must-do for families, couples, and groups of friends alike;
- The services of a fire warden who takes care of your dreams and the fires throughout the night;
- A room at the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations for modern convenience;
- Sleeping bag;
- Access to the swimming pool;
- Breakfast at Restaurant La Traite; and
- Service charge.
(See packages section)