Spring break

Family activities are in the spotlight during spring break. In order to offer you a diversified experience and adapt to the different age groups that make up families, we offer a complete program of family activities and craft workshops during this period. These activities and workshops are made possible thanks to the joint participation of the Huron-Wendat Museum and the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations. In addition to the highly popular craft workshops, you’ll find activities featuring the discovery of the history and culture of Indigenous peoples and the Huron-Wendat Nation within this special program. Of course, we recommend taking part in our very popular “Myths and Legends” activity.

The Yahwatsira’ Discovery Tour

The Yahwatsira’ Discovery Tour (family) offers a visit to the Huron-Wendat Museum and the Ekionkiestha’ National Longhouse with an audioguide as well as access to related cultural sites, with a touch of traditional knowledge!

This exclusive and safe experience – in accordance to covid-19 standards – lasts 2 hours and includes more specifically:

  • Visit of the permanent exhibition ‘’Territories, memories, knowledge’’ with the audioguide and a rally;
  • Visit of the temporary exhibition ‘’ Illusions are Real ‘’ Manif d’art 10
  • Snow snake game animation;
  • Visit of the Ekionkiestha’ national longhouse with the audioguide and fire ignition technique;
  • Exterior visit of the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette church;
  • Exterior Visit of the house of the former Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation: Nicolas Vincent Tsawenhohi and First Nations games led by a guide;

Optional :

  • Giftshop Awen’
  • Visit of the exhibition « Hatiyuwa: nenhs (The Great Men): Nicolas Vincent Tsawenhohi (1769-1844) »
  • Visit of the Kabir Kouba waterfall
  • Visit of the historical fresco and the Onywahtehretsih Nation Square.

Departures: 11 am | Maximum capacity: 25 people | Price: Adult ($19.50) and Child ($9.75) + taxes

The guided tour

The guided tour (audioguide only) offers a visit of the Huron-Wendat Museum, its exhibitions and the Ekionkiestha’ National Longhouse with an audioguide.

This exclusive and safe experience – in accordance to covid-19 standards – lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and includes more specifically:

  • Visit of the permanent exhibition ‘’Territories, memories, knowledge’’ with the audioguide and a rally;
  • Visit of the temporary exhibition ‘’ Illusions are Real ‘’ Manif d’art 10
  • Visit of the Ekionkiestha’ national longhouse with the audioguide

Optional :

  • Exterior Visit of the house of the former Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation: Nicolas Vincent Tsawenhohi
  • Giftshop Awen’
  • Visit of the exhibition « Hatiyuwa: nenhs (The Great Men): Nicolas Vincent Tsawenhohi (1769-1844) »
  • Visit of the Kabir Kouba waterfall
  • Visit of the historical fresco and the Onywahtehretsih Nation Square.

Departures: 9 am – 10 am – 10:30 am – 11:30 am – 12 pm – 1 pm – 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Maximum capacity: 15 persons | Price: Adult ($15.00) Child ($7.50) + tax

Corn doll workshop
 “The civilization of corn: from horticulture to handicrafts

This workshop, lasting 1 hour, presents the importance of corn in the daily food and cultural life of the Huron-Wendat before 1600. This exclusive and safe experience – in accordance to covid-19 standards – allows you to discover the corn history in America and to make a doll with corn leaves in the traditional Huron-Wendat way.

Departure : 3pm  | Maximum capacity: 4 bubbles | Price: $35 + tax for a bubble with 2 to 3 dolls

Talking stick workshop

Accompanied by an artisan for 1 hour, you’ll make a talking stick, a tool that was and sometimes still is used in tribal councils to help regulate dialogue. In short, the person holding the stick has the floor. Some families still use it at home today! When making this one, the artisan will explain its importance to you. You’ll design it yourself to represent your clan—your family! It’s sure to be an unforgettable memory and something that may come in handy at home!

Departures: 4:30pm | Maximum capacity: 4 bubbles | Price: 65$ + taxes for one stick

Ekionkiestha’ National Longhouse visit

This is an 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 the agriculture of the time, and the interior of this house.

The longhouse is accessible in various ways: through Huron-Wendat Museum Regular or Discovery tours, the “Myths and Legends” activity, or an overnight stay. A must in the greater Québec City region!

Departures: 4:30pm | Maximum capacity: 25 people| Price: 10$ + taxes