The Canoe, Bearer of Traditions

Past, Traveling, Virtual

This new, interactive, non-contact multimedia exhibition invites you to explore the secrets of the cedar canoe and the transmission of knowledge related to its construction through four generations of the Picard family.

The exhibition discusses the history and mythology of the canoe, the different building techniques used in Wendake and the oral tradition of elders associated with the cedar canoe. In addition, it invites you to participate in an interactive experience that shares Huron-Wendat know-how and makes you feel like you’re in the workshop of craftsman Maurice Picard Jr.

You want to paddle further with us? Web links will be provided to take you to an immersion activity involving fun questions! Discover some interactive terminals (by clicking on the link and visiting our Facebook page) gradually revealed over the months here and on site. This is our digital journey with !

Our master craftsman Mr. Picard Jr will also be present to share his experiences in front of his personal canoe during our visits to the Ekionkiestha’ national longhouse on July 30 and August 6 at 9am | 12h | 5.30 p.m. (postponed to the next day in case of rain).

For an even fuller experience, with your visit you obtain a 20% discount on a canoe outing with Canots Légaré.

* This Huron-Wendat Museum project, carried out with 4elements, was made possible by the Centre de développement de la formation et de la main-d’œuvre huron-wendat and by funding from the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications.