Nestled in a splendid maple stand at the foot of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, La Maison amérindienne, a Native-run “multi-nation” museum, is a social economy cultural enterprise, an exhibition centre and a hub of environmental, agricultural and food-related activities. More than any of that, though, it’s a place where people can come together and share!
- Stroll along the maple interpretation trail, step into the vegetable patch, where you can see the Iroquois "Three Sisters” – corn, beans and pumpkins – growing together and helping one another, and visit the wild berry garden, sure to whet your appetite … For the Native meal you reserved before heading out?
- Long before Europeans arrived, Natives had discovered how tasty and sweet maple sap could be. Visit the permanent exhibition and learn all about traditional maple syrup making.
- In the Salon Riopelle, you can admire artwork and other objects donated to the museum by painter Jean-Paul Riopelle, who was a great outdoor enthusiast and faithful friend of the museum and of the First Nations.
- Maple... a feast for the eyes and the taste buds! The Maison amérindienne manages a unique urban maple stand and showcases maple-related Native traditions. Come celebrate sugaring-off time at the museum or stop in at the café for a delicious slice of sugar pie!