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“A Good Complement to the Museum of the First Nations”

Site Traditionnel Huron
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Wendake
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located on the Huron-Wendat reservation, the Huron Traditional Site is a unique opportunity to discover the history, the culture and the lifestyle of Hurons of the past and of today.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We visited the Musee Huron-Wendat and this time around did not have time to continue on to the Site Traditionnel Huron, which the museum does not particularly advertise. While I would definitely consider the museum an excellent introduction to the Huron-Wendat culture I would skip the (one-hour) guided tour and continue on to the Site Traditionnel Huron. It's a few kilometers away, and the approach is anything but exciting (industrial area)--but the guided tour (our guide was a native Wendat woman) was much more informative than what we saw and heard during the museum tour. We somehow felt that this young woman had much more of a personal experience than the museum guide--that's how she came across.

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Its not a real village. 2 or 3 indian tipis and nothing more. Dont waste time going there. The guides were so rude that you seem like bothering them being there. Its ridicolous...

1  Thank ruvik2013
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Did not expect much once we arrived at its location in an industrial park, and my expectations were met. For $12 you get a guided tour (about 30 minutes) of the small park which has exhibits that illustrate aspects of native life. Our guide was a native fellow dressed in traditional garb. He was personable and reasonably entertaining. Overall the exhibits were not that informative and a mostly run down. The most memorable was the partial recreation of a long house. (We did not visit the long house at the nearby First Nations hotel/museum, so cannot compare them.)

We stayed for the lunch special at the restaurant. This was a mistake. $20 for what was essentially meat loaf style kabobs with brown sauce and some wild rice, and over cooked vegetables, likely from a can. Desert was white cake with maple sauce on it. Very disappointing.

Essentially a tourist trap, leave it to the bus tour crowd....

Thank BinOnTheLam
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

A wonderful look at the first nation people with their different stories, legends ,dances and crafts. There are so many beautiful things to buy and give as gift.

Thank christina g
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The staff was very friendly and accommodated our request for an English-speaking tour - since we were the only 4 English speakers at the appointed time, we ended up with a private tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and open to questions. In addition to learning about the Huron culture, there are things from other indigenous North American cultures, such as a teepee and a totem pole. I appreciated the effort to educate visitors not just on the Hurons, but on these other cultures as well. Similarly, the gift store is immense and has gifts from a wide variety of indigenous North American cultures.

Thank Nancy T
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