Hunting and Fishing | April 14, 2023
Traditional lobster fishing
Long before a French zoologist gave it a scientific name in 1837, Innu of Quebec’s Côte-Nord region knew the lobster as ashatsheu: that which moves backwards.
Nouvelle | September 30, 2022
Tourism as a tool for reconciliation
What better way to bridge the divide than to meet Quebec’s 11 Indigenous Nations through authentic experiences offered by Indigenous tourism. By bringing people together, Indigenous tourism introduces you to enriching and human-centered experiences. Let Indigenous voices tell you their own stories directly and share their culture with you. It is a lifetime experience that’s unique, authentic and deeply human.
Art et Culture | July 26, 2022
Things to consider for your first pow wow
Pow Wows are a cultural celebration of pride for all ages. They provide an opportunity for Indigenous communities to gather together, to share and to learn from each other.
Art et Culture | May 16, 2022
Indigenous museums: living heritage sites
There are as many ways to travel as there are travellers. So why not head out on the Museum Route to discover the Indigenous world of yesterday and today?
December 29, 2021
Indigenous flavours in your cart!
Traditional or contemporary, Québec Indigenous flavours and cuisine can now be enjoyed at home more easily than ever before. So go ahead and try them!
Adventure and Nature | October 19, 2021
Canoë-kayak as the water flows
These two words—canoe and kayak—which today are used interchangeably, have always designated two distinct boats for Indigenous communities.
Art and Culture | October 06, 2021
Family has always been the heart of life for First Nations and Inuit. Sure, family has evolved over time, but several constants have remained, such as strong values, traditions, and beliefs. The importance of extended family and respect for children’s autonomy is, without a doubt, here to stay.
September 08, 2021
Indigenous peoples—for whom hunting, fishing, and gathering were once an everyday reality—have maintained a respectful connection with nature and continue to use their land-based resources wisely. Already pros of sustainable development, they are now applying it to the tourism industry through a number of initiatives.
Hunting and Fishing | August 26, 2021
Following the call of the wild
An Innu guide from Nutashkuan shares a life lived in the wilderness with others. Hunting and fishing stories are not the same from one territory or one guide to another. Here is David Ishpatao’s story.
Lodging and Restauration | February 26, 2021
Home... away from home!
Indigenous people are known for their welcoming nature, and this friendliness extends to their hotels and lodges. From tipi to 4-star establishments, Quebec is chock-full of Indigenous accommodations that offer you the chance to live an unforgettable experience.
Art and Culture | February 09, 2021
Identity, history and memory
The wisdom and knowledge of the Indigenous peoples are inestimably precious–it is a living heritage that must be protected and preserved for the benefit of all.
December 08, 2020
15 gift ideas from Québec Indigenous Tourism
This year, why not gift authenticity and culture? Québec Indigenous Tourism (QIT) has put together a list of physical and virtual sites where you can find original gifts with an Indigenous touch. Impress your loved ones and support local businesses!
Lodging and Restauration | October 18, 2020
Discover the northern flavours
The culture of the Cree of Eeyou Istchee abounds with treasures that are alive and well thanks to oral tradition. Among them is traditional cuisine which deeply connects nature and humans. Due to t...
Adventure and Nature | September 01, 2020
Heading North To Uapishka Station
Near North Shore’s Manicouagan Reservoir, at the foot of the Uapishka (Groulx) mountains within the Pessamit Nitassinan and a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Uapishka Station is the North at its best—authentic and spectacular. Read the travels of Mireille Boutin and of photographer Alexis Pageau, as they adventure through the immensity and capture the beauty of this faraway land.
Lodging and Restauration | March 27, 2020
Indigenous Gastronomic Culture on the Rise
Are you familiar with the flavours of Quebec’s traditional and contemporary Indigenous cuisine? Right now, chefs from across all nations are hard at work creating delicious dishes to satisfy the appetite of curious foodies everywhere.
Adventure and Nature | March 26, 2020
Indigenous Nature is Our Culture
Nomad groups, whose days consisted of hunting, fishing, and gathering, now live in modern communities. But this sacred relationship with nature still lies at the core of our culture and beliefs.
Art and Culture | March 14, 2020
What Exactly is a Pow Wow?
An ancient practice, a dance, a gathering, a cultural affirmation... a Pow Wow is all of these things! But most importantly, it’s a unique moment of great sharing. Here are a few elements to help you understand what a Pow Wow today is like, including the regalia used and the dances themselves.