Traditional Site Matakan Package 2 nights

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).

2 nights / 3 days
May 15 to October 6, 2017

New in 2016: Maximum 14 travellers on site and private teepees garanteed


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. A unique opportunity to experience a fair and responsible tourism;

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. Dinner, installation of fishing nets and discussion around a campfire.

Moose meat dinner (pasta if vegetarian).

Tuesday - Thursday – Saturday

After a peaceful night in your teepee. Breakfast and 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.

Wednesday - Friday – 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 2016:
Adult: $ 425 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)
Native guides
Accommodation in teepee including sleeping floor mats
Transfers from Manawan to the Matakan site
All activities and equipment (sleeping bag)


The roundtrip transfers by seaplane Montreal-Manawan (from Shawinigan $530 per person roundtrip)

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