Prince Edward Island
Indigenous Tourism PEI will work directly with all of the Indigenous Tourism businesses, artists and artisans as well as the community tourism enterprises to provide an update list of authentic experiences and offerings for visitors from around the world. The stories, the dances, the culinary delights as well as all of the beautiful artistic experiences will all come together to be shared with our visitors.
Due to the current status caused by the COVID-19 crisis, all of our tourism experiences are currently on hold. We will advise and provide updates immediately once operations are fully restored for the tourism season. We thank you for your time and understanding and we look forward to serving you in the very near future.
Experience Lennox Island
Best Times: June - September
Whether it's Quill Work on the Beach, Bannock & Clams in the Sand or experiencing the Beat of the Drum you will no doubt enjoy all of these authentic experiences that Experience Lennox Island provides for all visitors to this island location.
Lennox Island Culture and Tourism has created a number of cultural engagement opportunities that focus on the Mi’kmaq Arts, Culture and Traditions. Learn about the history, or be more hands on and cook a meal or create an item, take it home and cherish it forever.
Best Times: June to September
The Mi'kmaw Nation community of Abegweit has been working with Tourism PEI and local tour operators to showcase some of the very beautiful culture that the Indigenous community has to offer. Through the recent development of a cultural tourism strategy this community will be looking to add to it's current line up of authentic cultural tourism experiences for the tourist season.
Tours will be offered in the indigenous community of Scotchfort by local Knowledge Keepers. The tour departs from Charlottetown with a Target Tours Atlantic Driver-Guide providing background on the history of the band. During the visit, guests will be welcomed in to an authentic tipi and experience a smudging ceremony by an elder. While in the tipi the Knowledge Keeper will share with the guests their medicines, how the band functions, as well as share the Seven Sacred Teachings.”
Traditional Gathering Season
Best Times: July - September (Atlantic Wide)
Throughout the summer many Indgenous Mi'kmaw communities across the Atlantic Region celebrate their Tradtional Gatherings also known as "Mawiomi's" (Mawi - oh - mees).
Traditional Gatherings are also known in the more Western term as Pow Wow's but provide more of a local and more authentic version of the Mi'kmaw culture in song, dance and cultural experiences in food, stories and history.
Feel free to come and join us when you visit us next!