Spring break 2023
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 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 the very popular “Myths and Legends” activity.
The discovery tour
Lasting 2 hours, the discovery tour offers a visit to the Huron-Wendat Museum, its exhibitions and related cultural sites, the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Church and the Tsawenhohi House, all accompanied by an experienced guide.
- Visit of the permanent exhibition “ Territories, memories, knowledge ”
- Visit to the Ekionkiestha National Longhouse
- Visit of the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette church
- Visit of the exterior of the Tsawenhohi house, home of the former Grand Chief of the Nation Nicolas Vincent Tsawenhohi
Departures: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. | Price: $20 per adult (13+) — $10 per child (6-12) — free for children 5 and under — taxes not included
The guided tour
Lasting approximately one hour, the tour is accompanied by one of our passionate guides, or done at your own pace with an audioguide. You will discover the permanent exhibition “ Territories, memories, knowledge ” and the national longhouse Ekionkiestha’.
Departures for the guided tour: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. | Price: $15.50 per adult (13+) — $8 per child (6 to 12 years old) — free for children 5 and under — taxes not included
Audioguides available between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. | Price: $15.50 per adult (13+) — $8 per child (6 to 12 years old) — free for children 5 and under — taxes not included
Enigmatic journey Hatiyöndahskehen’ (ancestors): Lights in the sky
A 2-hour indoor and outdoor journey highlighting 5 unique places located on the site of the Huron-Wendat Museum created in collaboration with Défi-Évasion. For families and friend groups of 2 to 6 players.
Available between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. | Price: $70 — taxes not included
Corn doll workshop: “The civilization of corn: from horticulture to handcrafts
This 1-hour workshop presents the importance of corn in the daily nutrition and cultural life of the Huron-Wendat before 1600. This experience allows you to discover the history of corn in America and to make a doll out of corn husks in the traditional Huron-Wendat way.
Departures: 3 p.m. | Price: $10 per doll — taxes not included
Talking stick workshop
Guided by an instructor, make your own talking stick. The one hour activity will make you discover what this object is used for in the First Nations culture. Bring back home your very own talking stick! This activity lasts approximately 1 hour.
Departure: 4:30 p.m. | Price: $65 per stick — taxes not included
Take a stroll through Wendake via the Corridor des Cheminots (bike/walk path) with snowshoes! You can rent snowshoes at the Tsawenhohi house between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Price: $5 per adult — $2 per child — taxes not included.
- Awen’ souvenir shop (Open daily from March 4th to the 12th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Visit of the exhibition “ Hatiyuwa: nenhs (The Great Men): Nicolas Vincent Tsawenhohi (1769-1844) ” (Open daily from March 4th to 12th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Visit of the Kabir Kouba waterfalls and the historical fresco and the Place de la Nation Onywahtehretsih