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);

Native guides;

Accommodation in teepee including sleeping floor mats and sleeping bags;

Transfers from Manawan to the Matakan site;

All activities and equipment.


Roundtrip seaplane transfers from Shawinigan;

Roundtrip transfers by vehicle from Montreal;

The taxes;


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