Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience

Quebec City - Old Quebec City
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience
  • Wendake Tourism - Indigenous Experience

In the heart of the Quebec region, Wendake is a unique destination, due to its variety of services offered to visitors and which brings together all the necessities (accommodation, activities, restaurants, events). Thanks to all these tourist members, this destination presents a varied range of packages, suitable for everyone! Come discover the Huron-Wendat Nation who will share with you its traditions, its culture, its history and its modernity!

ACCOMMODATION

  • Hotel Musée Premières Nations: 4-star boutique hotel steeped in the history and culture of the First Nations. Hotel that combines modern comfort and indigenous tradition hotelpremieresnations.ca

VISITS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Onhwa Lumina: Open 4 seasons, discover the 1.2km course in the forest which immerses you in the world of the Huron-Wendat Nation through the magic of light, sound and images
  • Onhoua Chetek8e Traditional Site: Reconstruction of an Iroquoian village, the Traditional Site transports visitors into the world of the Nation from yesterday to today.
  • Guided tour available and craft shop. huron-wendat.qc.ca
  • Huron-Wendat Museum: National institution of the Huron-Wendat Nation, it ensures the conservation and promotion of its heritage. Several visits and activities are offered there. museehuronwendat.ca
  • The Ekionkiestha National Longhouse: The Ekionkiestha National Longhouse is about experiencing the traditional lifestyles of the pre-contact period, on a life-size scale. Don’t miss the “Myths and Legends” activity, a “must” during your visit to Wendake! museehuronwendat.ca

RESTAURANTS

  • Restaurant La Sagamité: A place named after the dish that nourished the Nation for centuries, this restaurant will introduce you to indigenous culture through gastronomy. sagamite.com
  • Restaurant La Traite: Restaurant integrated into the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations, it will introduce you to numerous dishes inspired by indigenous lands. restaurantlatraite.ca

EVENT
Wendake International Pow Wow: June 28 to 30, 2024 | powwowwendake.ca

In the heart of Old Wendake, enjoy a living experience with dancers and drummers from different First Nations from here and elsewhere. From the grand entrance of a sacred nature, through the emotion caused by the rhythm of the drums representing the beating of the heart of Mother Earth, attend the different traditional dance competitions where the physical endurance, the style of each dancer and the colors of the Regalias of each Nation represented on the deck highlighted.

Artisans, kiosks, demonstrations of maintaining traditions, traditional dishes, indigenous shows, youth area and many others! A colorful event that the whole family will enjoy!

Kwe! Meeting indigenous peoples:
June 14 to 16, 2024 (Place Jean-Béliveau) & June 21 (Agora – Port of Quebec) | kwefest.com

It was in 2017 that the idea of a major event in the heart of Quebec City was born as part of the festivities surrounding the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It was then that the Council of the Huron-Wendat Nation and the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador, which represents all the Nations in Quebec and which constitutes the voice of these Nations and their communities, took charge of organize a major cultural event with the 11 Indigenous Nations of Quebec, in Quebec City.

Meeting of Wendake artisans and artists: November 28 to 30, 2024 | rvaawendake.com

The Rendez-vous des Artisans et Artistes de Wendake is an annual gathering bringing together artisans and artists from different First Nations of Quebec. Through their knowledge, their interpersonal skills and their know-how, visitors are invited to discover their culture, their history and their pride. Artistic performances, craft workshops, demonstrations of traditional techniques and conferences are on offer. Do not miss ! The event is offered free of charge.

SHOPS AND BOOKSTORE
The multiple craft shops that cover the territory of Wendake offer a variety of objects, both traditional and modern, demonstrating Wendat know-how. Jewelry, drums, moccasins, clothing, snowshoes, leathers, works of art, furs and sacred herbs of the Nation are just a short list of everything you can find in the Wendake boutiques!

  • Bastien industries: Manufactures and distributes moccasins and indigenous craft items since 1972. Online store. bastienindustries.ca
  • Boutique Wendake: A wide range of objects and souvenirs themed around indigenous culture. Crafts are also made on site. boutiquewendake.com/
  • Warrior Spices:: Range of spices that promotes plants, herbs and spices from the indigenous region of Quebec. epicesduguerrier.com
  • Onquata (online store): Hand-painted paddles inspired by First Nations culture. Their creations, coming from a matriarchal tradition, are imbued with their rich cultural heritage and draw their inspiration from ancestral know-how. onquata.com
  • Librairie Hannenorak: Approved independent institution and the only bookstore located in an indigenous community in Quebec. It also maintains intact its desire to introduce First Nations literature by providing fans with a specialized section. hannenorak.leslibraires.ca
  • Gros-Louis snowshoes and crafts: Typically indigenous arts and crafts products, coming from all the nations of Quebec and more particularly the Huron-Wendat. raquettesgroslouis.com

Wendake tourist guide, click HERE

Interactive map of Wendake, click HERE

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Useful information

Tourism office / Wendake Tourism
40, boulevard Bastien, Wendake
Québec G0A 4V0
Tél. : (418) 847-1835

accueil@tourismewendake.ca

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