Included in the Ouje-Bougoumou Weekend Getaway:
- 1 night of hotel accommodation at Capissisit Lodge in Ouje-Bougoumou, Quebec
- 1 night in traditional lodging at Nuuchimi Wiinuu, Cree cultural camp
- 7 meals (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and 1 traditional food tasing
- 1 guided walking tour of Ouje-Bougoumou
- Visit and activity at the Cree Cultural Institute - Aanischaaukamikw
- Guides and traditional activities at Nuuhchimi Wiinuu
- Transfer from and to the Chibougamau airport
- Taxes and FICAV (Quebec compensation fund for travelers)
Not included in the package price:
- Alcoholic beverages (The community is dry, alcohol is not available)
- Tips to the guides of Nuuhchimi Wiinuu
- Transport from your home community to Chibougamau, Quebec
In 2016, this package is available any Friday to Sunday, from June 1 to August 31. Please note that it is subject to availability. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Paddle with the people of the canoe
The canoe has been a traditional method of transport in summer for the Cree of Eastern James Bay for thousands of years. In winter, they used dog sleds and snowshoes to travel through the spruce woods to hunt and trap. In the 21st century, snowmobiles have replaced dog sleds and man-made materials have replaced birch bark, but the skills required to navigate waterways and trails remain.
Goose Break and Moose Break
Just as the aboriginal people of New Mexico close their communities to visitors at specific times of the year, the Cree of Eastern James Bay close their communities during traditional harvest seasons. Goose and moose hunting continue to be activities that ensure Cree families are well fed and in touch with their traditions. Please note, that during the months of May and September, Cree communities are not open to travellers.