Aboriginal Experiences

Aboriginal Experiences, Arts and Culture are sad to announce that on Friday, April 2nd our longhouse located on the sacred and historical Algonquin territory of Victoria Island was burnt to the ground. Sadly, during the winter months, a good portion of our "village" displays, seating, etc are stored in the longhouse which were also lost in the fire. Currently we have rebuilt most of what was lost so that we could continue to provide an outstanding experience to our clients. However, we did suffer an incredible loss that was financially devastating to our company and we risked closure if we did not make some drastic changes.
“Aboriginal Experiences” is an exciting new cultural attraction in Ottawa that offers more than a fun family outing; we provide visitors with an enriching and entertaining new experience. Our programs offer a rare opportunity to experience the rich culture, teachings and history of Canada’s First People from our own perspective. Our talented team of Aboriginal artists, represent the Aboriginal community of Ottawa today – a diversity of native nations from across Canada. Each one of us has our own story that we look forward to sharing with you on your visit.
Victoria Island, where Aboriginal Experiences is located, was for thousands of years a meeting place for the Algonquin nation, used for gatherings, trading and celebrations. This First Peoples' village offers interpretive guided tours, a storytelling theatre, powwow dance performances and hands-on craft-making experiences. The Aboriginal Café invites you to sample buffalo burgers, smoked venison sausages, grilled maple salmon and weekly specials featuring indigenous ingredients.
Visit the on-site Trading Post for authentic souvenirs including dream catchers, medicine wheels, Jewellery, prints, artwork and hand-crafted pieces. The site is open for group bookings July 1 through Labor Day, and welcomes schools and tours before and after the summer season as well. Experience the new Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival, celebrating National Aboriginal Day and the beginning of summer.
How to Reach:
 406 Richardson Ave Ottawa, ON K2B 5G8, Canada (613) 564-9494
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