Now & Then Hidden Gem: Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Ontario

For over fifty years history has come to life at the Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons in Midland, Ontario. Located along the shores of Georgian Bay, this was the homeland of the Huron Wendat nation, a branch of the Iroquoian family.

During a tour of the village in the summer you’ll experience numerous aspects of life in the Huron village, including fire-starting demonstrations, first nations games, 17th Century medicine and more. Be sure to leave time to take a leisurely wander around the village and take in the lush surroundings.

Fort and river

If you want more history, the nearby Discovery Harbour on Penetanguishene Bay is a great way to explore more of Ontario’s past. The harbour celebrates Ontario’s shipbuilding past and features replicas of magnificent H.M.S. Bee and H.M.S. Tecumset.

Have you been to Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons or Discovery Harbour? What was your favourite part of your visit?

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