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 21 to October 5, 2018

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 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
Transfers from Manawan to the Matakan site
All activities and equipment (sleeping bag)


Roundtrip seaplane transfers from Shawinigan

Roundtrip transfers by vehicle from Montreal

The taxes


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