Traditional Site Matakan Package
3 days and 2-night stay
Enjoy a typical Native experience in a traditional site specially designed for you to fully immerse in the Atikamekw culture. We have set up a traditional Native site near Manawan in the wilderness on the Kempt Lake: Matakan. We invite you to experience a night in a teepee, authentic and memorable exchanges with nature and culture.
This is truly responsible tourism !
Montreal transfers available (3 h 30 min).
From May 21 to October 5, 2018
Maximum 14 travellers on site and private teepees garanteed !
1st day: Monday or Wednesday or Friday
The meeting is at 4:30 pm in the community of Manawan in the Atikamekw Nation, located in a vast natural environment of over 2600 Natives;
Meeting with Native guides and boat transfer (35 minutes) on the huge Kempt Lake (61 km long) to the traditional Matakan site;
Installation in a teepee with fir branches and campfire;
Moose meat dinner (pasta if vegetarian);
Installation of fishing nets and discussion around a campfire;
2nd day: Tuesday or Thursday or Saturday
Breakfast after a peaceful night in your teepee;
Lifting the nets in the company of your Native guides, introduction to canoe (2 people / canoe) around the site and interpretation (including historic petroglyphs on a cliff);
Hiking on a trail around the Island with interpretation of flora and fauna including medicinal plants;
Rabaska ride (minimum 6 persons) and swimming possible;
Demonstration workshop bark of crafts and Atikamekw language (depending on the weather);
Dinner with traditional menu (fish, banik, game, etc.) depending on the catch of the day;
Discussions around the campfire on the legends and history of Atikamekw;
Astronomical walk in darkness under a starry sky, canoe or Rabaska before returning to your teepee.
3rd day: Wednesday or Friday or Sunday
After the night in the tepee, breakfast;
Return by motorboat to Manawan with stop-interpretation of beaver dams;
Arrival in the community of Manawan about 10 am;
Tour of the community (church, cemetery, community services, band council, etc.);
Goodbye to Native guides.
Price per person 2018:
Adult: $ 440 CDN
Children (12 and -) with 2 adults: 50%.
Children (12 and -) accompanied by 1 adult: 75%.
5 meals (2 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch);
Accommodation in teepee including sleeping floor mats and sleeping bags;
Transfers from Manawan to the Matakan site;
All activities and equipment.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Roundtrip seaplane transfers from Shawinigan;
Roundtrip transfers by vehicle from Montreal;