The Matakan site, located on one of the many islands in the vast expanse of Kempt Lake, is a 40-minute boat ride away from Manawan. This relay station holds a strong symbolic value. Until the early 20th century, the traditionally nomadic Atikamekw people would stop off to rest at this post before paddling on to their next destination. Nestled in a pristine natural setting, the Matakan site offers three-day, two-night immersive stays where visitors can discover the culture and lifestyle of the Atikamekw, with a focus on the ancestral activities they still practice today. Visitors can learn about traditional fishing methods or birch bark crafts, hike through the forest, or explore the area by canoe.

Amenities
  • Accommodation

  • Hiking

  • Ecotourism

  • Traditional meal

  • Canoe

Activity locations

Manawan

Season of activity

4 seasons

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