Discover Ontario’s First Nations' intriguing history and culture from colourful Pow Wows to guided nature tours, evocative artwork to indigenous cuisine.
Witness the moving spectacle of swirling feathers and jingling feet at an annual Pow Wow such as Manitoulin Island's Wikwemikong, the continent's largest and longest-running First Nations celebration. Sample local delights like bannock, Indian tacos and strawberry juice, and admire Indigenous sculpture, paintings, and crafts such as porcupine quill baskets and porcelain ornaments. Enter a world of longhouses, pictographs and teepees, some accessible only by floatplane, canoe or train. Learn about history that remains alive in Ontario.
Experience the past and the present with nature-based Indigenous tours.
Traditional ceremonies celebrating First Nations culture, food and history.
Experience the dazzling display of dancers in brilliantly coloured regalia representing different legends and tribes. Listen to the haunting beat of the drum, and songs about warriors, honour and social life passed down by the elders for generations. Pow Wows are sacred to the people of the First Nations, who have gathered for decades to renew friendships and celebrate with song, food, dance and storytelling.