Gespeg Micmac Interpretation Site in Quebec
If you're a Native American history buff, visit the Gespeg Micmac Interpretation Site on Quebec's scenic Gaspe Peninsula.
Located near rugged Forillon National Park, this reconstructed Micmac village features authentic birch structures--wigwams, a sweat house and a meeting lodge.
A video at an Interpretive Centre explains the history of the Micmacs. A guided tour then shows you how the resourceful Micmacs lived in harmony with nature through each of the four seasons, circa 1675.
The hands-on activities are great. We pounded seeds with stones...worked on an animal hide with a stone scraper...and saw craftsmen turn spruce bark into thread. Along the way, our guide explained Micmac customs and legends.
The historic site is located on Route 132 in Gaspe. It's open from June through mid-October. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for youths ages 12-17 and $2 for anyone under age 12. For details, consult www.gaspesie.com/gespeg or call 1-418/ 368-6005.
To find out more about the Gaspe Peninsula, refer to tourisme-gaspesie.com/en/ or call the Gaspe Tourism and Convention Board at 1-418/368-8525.