Wìgwàs Chìman:
Algonquin Canoe Legacy

June is National Indigenous History Month.
We celebrate the history, culture, heritage, skill and resilience of all Indigenous People in Canada and around the world.

The Algonquin Birchbark Canoe.

The Algonquin canoe represents more than just a mode of transportation; it embodies a connection to nature, traditional craftsmanship, and the way of life that has been passed down through generations.

A Powerful Legacy.

Lightweight and skillfully constructed, our canoes have historically been used for travel, fishing, and trade.The birchbark canoe continues to be a powerful emblem of our enduring relationship with the waterways and landscapes of our ancestral lands.

Explore more of our culture with the Wàwàtesì Project.

Wàwàtesì (firefly) is a cultural preservation & community well-being transportation strategy for the downtown Bancroft portion of the Hastings Heritage Trail, designed to promote recreation, economic prosperity, cultural tourism and healthier, safer living for all people.

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