Spring break 2024

Every year, the Huron-Wendat Museum offers families an educational program of fun activities for spring break. From March 1 to March 10, 2024, participate in our guided tours, activities and workshops, and enjoy demonstrations of traditional knowledge.

*Please note that our permanent exhibition territories, memories, knowledge is officially closed. A revisited exhibition featuring the same themes is now open at the Tsawenhohi House.

Visit Yahwatsira

Join one of our special Yahwatsira (Family) tours and discover Huron-Wendat history and culture through our revisited exhibition Memories, Territories, Knowledge, temporary exhibits and our Ekionkiestha’ national longhouse. In addition, you’ll have the chance to watch our fire-lighting demonstrations and play snow snake if the weather permits.

Schedule: 1:00 p.m

Ekionkiestha’ national longhouse visit

The Ekionkiestha’ National Longhouse visit 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.

Schedule : 9 :00 a.m

Talking stick workshop

The Talking Stick is the perfect tool for regulating speech in families and various situations. The Talking Stick is a powerful symbol and communication tool to foster respect and active listening in indigenous communities.

Schedule: 10:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m.

As a family, make and personalize your talking stick. It’s sure to be an unforgettable memory that may even come in handy at home!

Traditional pottery firing and bannock bread cooking demonstration  

On Saturday, March 2, and Saturday, March 9, the museum is delighted to welcome one of his great collaborators, Isabelle Sioui, to demonstrate and explain traditional Iroquoian pottery firing to visitors! Come and meet a Wendat woman who is passionate about Iroquoian history, culture and skills in the immersive setting of the Ekionkiestha’ National Longhouse.

You can learn more about the materials and minerals used in traditional pottery and even observe several fragments through a microscope with our interactive station designed by Sudbury Science North and communications science students. We invite you to come and take a look!

Schedule : Saturday March 2 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday March 9 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Snowshoe rental

Take a stroll through Wendake via the Corridor des Cheminots (bike/walk path) with snowshoes! You can rent snowshoes at the Hôtel Premières Nations reception.

Price: $10 per person/day — taxes not included.

Other options

  • Awen’ souvenir shop (Open daily from March 1th to the 10th, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Visit of the Kabir Kouba waterfalls and the historical fresco and the Place de la Nation Onywahtehretsih