Cultural shock, Métabetchouane

Cultural shock, Métabetchouane

Our permanent exhibition features regional archaeology, from prehistory to colonization, and the arrival of the first white man in Piékouagami, Jesuit Father Jean de Quen, and the importance of human contacts between Amerindians and Europeans for survival, during canadian winter.
Also featured is the fur trade era in 17th Century New France, until closure of the English Hudson Bay Company posts in the mid-19th Century.
Man-made objects are presented according to their utilization and evolution through time. Projected images and created atmospheres tickle all your senses.

On site you can walk around and appreciate lake Saint-Jean, discover an ammunition magazine classified as a historic monument, the Jean de Quen memorial, a chapel reminiscent of the various religious communities and a traditional bread kiln.


Opening hours
Every day from June 20 to September 3
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last visit 4 p.m.)

Adults: $9
Children under 12: $5
Children under 5: free
Seniors: $8

Guided tour (duration: 1 to 1 1/2 hours)

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