Huron-Wendat Museum promotes living history and displays artefacts of a vibrant culture. Its interactive format presents a collection of rare objects central to the Huron-Wendat culture and explores timeless themes of land, memory and knowledge.
The cone shape of the museum recalls an Algonquin smokehouse and the hospitality of a hearth shared by all nations. The design also evokes a symbolically lowered stockade – a place where peace and harmony reign and where protective defences are no longer needed. As a complement to the complex, thematic gardens along the shores of a naturalized stream reveal the beauty of indigenous plants and the secrets of medicinal plants.
Walking trails along the Akiawenrahk River offer an exceptional opportunity to feel First Nations ambiance.
The museum takes visitors on a veritable cultural voyage. An interpretation centre of traditional knowledge where artisans demonstrate authentic crafts is located nearby. A gift shop featuring exclusive artworks and souvenirs is open at the museum. The Hotel-Museum Premiere Nation with more than 50 four-star rooms and suites, five of which can be converted into meeting rooms is part of the institution. In addition to our main hall seating 140 guests, the open-air patio and riverside trail are natural venues for summer gatherings are perfect for a summer cocktail party!
The complex is located just outside Quebec City. Guests can also visit other attractions in the area, such as the Kabir Kouba falls and 42-meter deep canyon. Going back 455 million years, this site shelters a rich array of plants and fossils; the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Chapel, which offers a fine collection of antique silver and liturgical object; Tsawenhohi House, built in the early 1800s for Grand Chief Nicolas “Tsawenhohi” Vincent, today housing an interpretation centre of traditional knowledge; the decorative flowerbeds depicting the animal totems for the eight clans of the Nation along the bike trail called “Le Corridor des Cheminots” Wendake bustles with activities throughout the year, as major holidays such as Christmas are celebrated along with many ancestral traditions.
Every summer, the great Pow Wow is a time for ritual dancing and traditional dress.
To plan your unforgettable stay in Wendake, visit Site Web of the museum: www.museehuronwendat.ca