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Step back into Canadian History

A great way to enjoy an afternoon surrounded by visions of a time long past . A step back into... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Midland, Canada
fun time

We visited on a beautiful day. The park employees were helpful and full of good information... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ingersoll, Canada
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Ontario's first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that...more
16164 Highway #12, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to enjoy an afternoon surrounded by visions of a time long past . A step back into history that every Canadian should take and every child should see . No TV, cell phones required. Better than any reality show or u-tube presentation....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a beautiful day. The park employees were helpful and full of good information. Although some struggled with the displays and exercises anyone can have a bad day, It was easy to park when we got there but the lot was filled in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank archieives
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are fascinated by history, this recreation of the settlement will enchant you. The settlement established by the French is a great example of how they tried to integrate themselves with the Hurons includes several buildings,, including the primitive church, longhouses, French settler bukildings...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 4 February 2019

If you have half a day, this is well worth your time to visit. It is a re-created village that is historically accurate, educational and enchanting all at once.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nancywY5672OG
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

We attended their first light event over the winter. I underestimated the beauty of this event. When you pull in there is immediately candles lighting your way to the parking lot and to the front entrance of the building. Each area had performers of activities...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank itsafamilyfieldtrip
Reviewed 20 December 2018

We received half-price admission coupons to Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons during the Butter Tart Trot and took advantage of them after the race to explore the grounds. This is the actual site where Jesuit priests initially settled before leaving to resettle on Christian Island. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank silverbrook
Reviewed 19 December 2018

My husband and I checked out the First Light Festival and we were not disappointed!! First, don't even try to find a parking spot on site, we took advantage of the shuttle bus running from Wal-mart. They came quickly and we only ended up waiting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 12 December 2018

we are family with 3 children of different age. All of them have things to do and enjoy. restaurant on the side was good too. We don't like the movie, as we expect more history in it then religion.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 953olenap
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We went for the First Light Festival. It was a beautiful experience and lots to do for the kids. Would definitely go back

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elgan2010
Reviewed 3 December 2018

First time at the first light and it is amazing the village was just glowing. Very special place and the lady played the harp in church that was really special. My only suggestion is having an adult evening it is great place for families to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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26 August 2018|
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Response from Nathalie C | Property representative |
The regular admission fee is only $7 per person during the regular season (May to August) . Rates will vary for special events. Please check the website for the Skate Trail dates and rates from January to mid-March.
28 July 2018|
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Response from latte-lover | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of things to see and do, so if you spent time with the ones your child is interested in, their attention-span might be stretched a little, which would be a good thing. There are demonstrations of cooking and... More
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28 September 2017|
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Response from jayo0556 | Reviewed this property |
Much of the area requires going on unpaved areas. There may be a few door sills they may need to cross to enter the buildings. In general, a person with a walker should be able to navigate the site