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.
Dreaming of going fishing on a wild lake or river? Head to an outfitter accompanied by an Indigenous guide. At night, you’ll sleep in a camp located in the heart of a lush forest in Mauricie or near the soothing, lapping waters in Témiscamingue.
In the mood for a quiet forest retreat? There are loads of cottages (some rustic, some deluxe), where you can be at one with nature. Sites such as Essipit Cottages located along the St. Lawrence River, propose a wide range of activities for you to choose from.
There are numerous options for those who enjoy camping in the wilderness, too. A tipi, with its central fire pit and pine needle carpet, is sure to please nature lovers. Innu have their own traditional tent, known as the shaputuan. These cone-shaped, two-doored tents are available for rent on ancestral Mushuau-nipi lands, which are also a well-known archaeological location in the heart of the tundra. Lastly, several Indigenous accommodations have installed prospector tents and yurts. Check out Expériences Aux Cinq Sens, an eco-friendly site located near Lac Mégantic.
Genuine, Indigenous hotels exist and there are many from which to choose! In Chisasibi, the Cree community operates the beautiful Auberge Maanitaaukimikw. If you’re heading towards Sept-Îles, consider booking a room at the Quality Inn, which is owned and operated by the Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam Nation. Or, head to Kahnawake, located just 15 minutes from Montreal, and stay at the very modern Host Hotel.
Québec City even has its very own Indigenous boutique hotel—the Hôtel-musée des Premières Nations. Located along the Akiawenrahk River, this architectural gem is a 4-star hotel just 15 minutes from downtown Québec City.
Finally, if you’re visiting the Inuit villages of Hudson Bay, Ungava, or Nunavik, we recommend checking in to one of the 13 available hotels. What makes them so unique is the fact that they’re managed by the Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec, which means that profits go to Inuit, and towards the development of their communities.
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