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HISTORY BUFFS

Witness Indigenous history come to life.

CULTURAL CENTRES

Learn about traditional architecture at the Cree Cultural Interpretive Centre including the shaptwan, askigan, and wigwam, as well as teepees and tents.

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Anishnaabeg (uhnish-nahbe) from the great Mississauga Nation at Curve Lake Cultural Centre.

RE-CREATED VILLAGES

The Huronia Museum and Huron-Ouendat Village is the first re-created Indigenous village in Canada, and depicts Huron culture prior to the arrival of the Europeans in the late 1500s.

Time travel to a reconstructed village at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons in Midland and learn about Ontario's earliest European settlers and the Huron Wendat People. Historic recreations let visitors explore Métis and First Nations cultures during the early days of the fur trade era at Fort William Historical Park.

Tour a reconstructed Iroquoian longhouse on the shores of Crawford Lake in Milton or explore a longhouse village at the Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum near London.

HERITAGE SITES

Visit heritage sites such as the Royal Chapel of the Mohawk, the oldest surviving church in Ontario, and final resting place of Joseph Brant, or the Chiefswood National Historical Site in the heart of the Six Nations Grand River Territory, home to poet E. Pauline Johnson.

Pay your respects at the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument in Ottawa, commemorating the sacrifice of all Indigenous people in war and peacekeeping operations dating back to World War I. 

Guests watch a demonstration.

FORT WILLIAM HISTORICAL PARK

Historic recreations let visitors explore Métis and First Nations cultures during the early days of the fur trade era.
Little girl greeting First Nations dancer.

SAINTE-MARIE AMONG THE HURONS

In Midland, time travel to a reconstructed Indigenous village and learn about Ontario's earliest European settlers and the Huron Wendat People.
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