“Holiday season” activities

"Holiday season" activities

The holiday season is always a magical moment to experience with family or friends.

To bring this magic to life, the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations, in collaboration with the Huron-Wendat Museum, has put together a program that includes activities that will delight both young and old.

Link to the complete program
For more information, contact us at 418-847-2260

Activity Description

Ekionkiestha’ national longhouse visit

Go back to pre-colonial times to experience a night in a traditional longhouse! Accompanied by one of our experienced guide, you will learn more about the Huron-Wendat way of life before the Europeans’ arrival in Canada. The visit of the Ekionkiestha’ national longhouse lasts 45 minutes.

Esk8entesa (the day grows a little) discovery visit

Want to learn more about Huron-Wendat history, culture and way of life? The Esk8entesa discovery tour includes a commented visit of the Huron-Wendat Museum, its exhibits and cultural sites. This activity, which lasts two hours, includes:

  • Visit of the permanent exhibition « Territories, memories, knowledge »;
  • Visit of the temporary exhibition of the moment;
  • Visit of the Ekionkiestha’ national longhouse;
  • Visit of the exterior of the Tsawenhohi house, home of the former Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation, Nicolas Vincent Tsawenhohi;
  • Visit of the Notre-Dame-de-la-Lorette church.

Activity on the song Jesous Ahatonhia, drum and decoration Yaronta ’(tree)

Experience the spirit of the oldest Canadian Christmas carol at the Huron-Wendat Museum! The “Jesous ahatonhia” activity, which lasts 30 minutes, will help you discover (or rediscover) the Huron-Wendat language and the story of Father Jean de Brébeuf around 1640. Try to discover the meaning behind some Wendat words and perform as a musician by interpreting Jesous ahatonhia’s musical accompaniment on traditional drums! You will be offered a dictation with Wendat words and accompaniment on traditional drums.

Afterwards, during an art workshop for your holiday tree, you can decorate a piece of bark and write your favorite Wendat word on it.

Holiday cine-museum and introduction to the winter solstice

Would you like to watch your favorite Christmas movie in the captivating atmosphere of the Huron-Wendat Museum? Take advantage of one of our two performances per night! During this activity, you will discover the celebrations of this time of year, according to the Huron-Wendat tradition, watch a holiday film with your family and taste the delicious Huron-Wendat flowered corn flavored with warrior spices (popcorn!).

Snowshoe Rental

Experience an independent snowshoeing adventure in nature!

  • By bike path (20 minutes to 4 hours)
  • Walk around the hotel and through the Knowledge Trail (15 minutes)

This program also includes, for all ages, including:
*Walks on the trails of Wendake with your doggies
*Traditional necklace-making workshop ($)
*Talkingstick workshop ($)
*Moments of relaxation around one of our outdoor Yatsihsta’ (fire)
*Original cocktails during the meeting of the “frozen clans” at the outdoor bar ($)
*The “Myths and Legends” activity ($), in the evening, in the National Longhouse

The free services are exclusive to guests in accomadation but the activities are available to all.