3 Day/2 Night Stay in a Tipi and Immersion in Native American Atikamekw Community – Departing from Manawan

Highlights

  • Meeting the Native American Atikamekw community

  • Getting away from it all on this authentic experience

  • The beauty of the landscapes on Kempt Island

  • Staying in a traditional tipi

Essential info*

Duration 3 days

Languages
  • French

Starting time 11:00 AM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Immerse yourself in Native American culture and discover the customs and lifestyle of the Atikamekw community!

  • Day 1 – Transport to the camp and meeting the community

Departing from Manawan, you will take a rowing boat to Matakan (35 mins journey approx.) Upon arrival, you will get settled in a traditional tipi. In the evening, you will have dinner with and get to know the Atikamekw community around a campfire.

  • Day 2 – Rowing boat ride, learning about customs and traditional meal

Start your day by learning how to row a rowing boat. Over the course of your trip, you will share a picnic and have the chance to go swimming before going back to the camp in the early afternoon.

Your guides will then tell you all about the local customs. You will learn more about medicinal plants and the Atikamekw culture and language. You can even learn the basics of how to build a bark canoe!

In the evening, you can sit down and enjoy a traditional meal (fish, bannock, game, etc.) After the meal, you will go on a walk around the camp. Your guide will tell you all about the local flora and fauna.

Finish your day by drinking rowan berry tea at the fireside.

  • Day 3 – Learning hunting techniques and return to Manawan

After breakfast, your guide will show you traditional game trapping techniques.

You will go back to Manawan in the late morning. 

Good to know

  • Availability: From mid-May to mid-October – Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excluding exceptional dates).
  • Duration: 3 days/2 nights
  • Languages: French
  • Departure point: Manawan (located 4 hrs. by car from Montreal and Trois-Rivières, 5 hrs. from Quebec)
  • Times: 11am – please arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time

 

  • Certain activities may be offered upon request (learning to fish, etc.)
  • The guides are professional guides who belong to the Atikamekw community
  • You will spend the nights in a tipi (private or shared with others, with a maximum of 8 people per tipi) with a mattress on the floor, or in a tent on bunk beds. Please indicate your preference when booking
  • A sleeping bag is not provided but you can rent one for $10 per person per night

Price includes

  • 5 meals (2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch)
  • Services of a native tour guide
  • Accommodation in a tipi for 2 nights
  • Return trip by boat between Manawan and Matakan
  • The activities advertised and equipment

Not included

  • Transport to Manawan
  • Sleeping bag ($10 per person per night)
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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