"Full Day Excursion"
Visitors travel back in time over 500 years as they visit the Ouendat Village and Huronia Museum in Midland. The museum houses a display consisting of over one million pieces of local Huron Ouendat and Ojibway artifacts as well as an active art exhibit. See masterpieces of contemporary Georgian Bay and native art as well as a collection of photos portraying the history and culture of this unique region known as Huronia. Next, we visit Sainte Marie Among The Hurons. Follow the footsteps of the first Europeans to Ontario. Explore the recreated 17th century French Jesuit Mission headquarters and experience the interaction between the French and the Wendat (Ouendat) Huron First Nation people.
Lunch at Ste. Marie Among-the-Hurons.
Following lunch, we will bring you to Wye Marsh, designated an important bird area - home to an amazing diversity of bird species. Wye Marsh provides nesting habitat to some uncommon species such as Least Bittern, Black Tern and the Trumpeter Swan. Take a guided walk with a local educator along its trails. Wye Marsh is also one of the best places to observe the habits of a number of mammals such as beaver, porcupine, mink and river otter. Turtles, frogs and snakes abound and are often seen basking on warm summer days.
We visit majestic Martyrs' Shrine. The Shrine honors the eight Jesuit saints who lived, worked and died here over 350 years ago. The grounds, including the famous Shrine Church and 75 pleasantly landscaped acres invite you into prayer and tranquility. Come and learn about the Jesuit missionaries, Jean de Brébeuf, Gabriel Lalemant, and their companions who were responsible for bringing Christianity to Canada over 350 years ago!
Based on a minimum of 65 passengers - 2 motorcoaches