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Aboriginal encounters

A stay in an Aboriginal community in Québec is an unparalleled opportunity to encounter people rich in tradition and heritage who seek to reconcile ancestral values with the demands of modern life. Some communities showcase ancestral customs; others focus on adventure or cultural discoveries, while still others offer community-managed accommodations.

Learn something of the lessons that nature has given Amerindians and Inuit from the dawn of time. Whether you come for a few hours or a few days, you’ll become—like the water, the tree, the wolf and the caribou—at one with the universe!

Amerindians and Inuit

Québec is home to 11 linguistically and culturally distinct Aboriginal nations in some 55 villages scattered between the 45th and 62nd parallel. With the exception of northern settlements and those on the Lower North Shore, these communities—be they on the coast, in the forest, in the countryside or in urban settings—are accessible by road.

The 11 Aboriginal nations of Québec belong to the three major North American language groups: Algonquin, Iroquois and Inuktitut.