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Welcome to the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations

Just 15 minutes from Québec City, come and learn about the way of life of the Huron-Wendat. From Georgian Bay to the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, this Champlain-era Amerindian community of some 40,000 people hunted and traded, and were as skilled at defending themselves as they were at negotiating.

The Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations is located in the heart of Wendake. As its name indicates, this establishment offers both accommodations and a museum. The hotel’s La traite restaurant serves up local products with a northern flair, including bannock bread and Labrador tea. Visitors can also participate in a craft workshop and take home a dream catcher or a piece of Aboriginal jewellery made with their own hands.

A stone’s throw from the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations is an arched longhouse, overseen by firekeepers. Guests can spend the night and enjoy an evening of tales and legends! In the event of bad weather, guests are transferred to the hotel. The Centre Nation Santé-spa offers a complete array of relaxation treatments based on a time-honoured Aboriginal approach, all in a natural setting.

The Huron-Wendat arrived in Wendake on the shores of Rivière Saint-Charles (Akiawenrahk at the time) in 1697. The Huron site Onhoüa Chetek8e, is a perfect recreation of a traditional Amerindian village, offering a glimpse into their history by way of guided tours, dance performances, games and activities, including snowshoeing and canoeing.

For details and information on the packages available, call 866 551­9222 or 418 847­2222.
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