IN THE HEART OF A HERITAGE MAPLE STAND
Nestled in a splendid maple stand at the foot of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, La Maison amérindienne, a Native-run “multi-nation” museum, is a social economy cultural enterprise, an exhibition centre and a hub of environmental, agricultural and food-related activities. More than any of that, though, it’s a place where people can come together and share!
Stroll along the maple interpretation trail, step into the vegetable patch, where you can see the Iroquois "Three Sisters” – corn, beans and pumpkins – growing together and helping one another, and visit the wild berry garden, sure to whet your appetite … For the Native meal you reserved before heading out?
Long before Europeans arrived, Natives had discovered how tasty and sweet maple sap could be. Visit the permanent exhibition and learn all about traditional maple syrup making.
In the Salon Riopelle, you can admire artwork and other objects donated to the museum by painter Jean-Paul Riopelle, who was a great outdoor enthusiast and faithful friend of the museum and of the First Nations.
There are all kinds of fascinating activities to keep you coming back all year long.
Maple... a feast for the eyes and the taste buds
The Maison amérindienne manages a unique urban maple stand and showcases maple-related Native traditions. Come celebrate sugaring-off time at the museum or stop in at the café for a delicious slice of sugar pie!