Experiencing aboriginal society in downtown Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:18
Long before the modern landscape of Canada's capital city was erected, the region was filled with aboriginal peoples. The nation has worked to preserve the long and unique history of its native people in a variety of ways, including museums and other attractions which travellers can visit to see artifacts and exhibits.
Visitors who are planning a trip to Ottawa should consider taking the time to explore history at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and other attractions. For those travelling in a large group, the Aboriginal Experiences urban cultural attraction is located in the heart of Ottawa and serves as the only such establishment in North America.
Aboriginal Experiences is located on Victoria Island, and was created to give travellers a firsthand look into the peoples originally populated the area, including their culture and day-to-day activities. Turtle Island Tourism Company started this landmark and continues to preserve the history of Canada's aboriginal society through unique experiences for visitors.
Visitors should note that this attraction is only open to groups of 25 or more.
Still, making arrangements will be worthwhile, as this establishment has been named the provincial winner for best new attraction and best developed outdoor site by Attractions Ontario in its first year. Aboriginal Experiences was also named the best small tourism company of the year in 2003 by Ottawa Tourism, and has been cited for having great food by several travellers.
The season begins on May 1 and runs through October 31 this year.
A unique festival in June
Those who are interested in learning more about aboriginal societies should consider planning to attend the Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival to be held at Vincent Massey Park in Ottawa.
Admission and programming is free, though the event's organizers express gratitude for any and all donations made by visitors.