Nov. 29, 2017, Algonquin Territory (Gatineau, QC) – The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) announced the Tourism Industry of Wendake as the winner of the 2017 ITAC National Indigenous Cultural Tourism Award, presented by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada.
The Tourism Industry of Wendake in Wendake, Quebec, showcases the longtime vision of the Huron-Wendat First Nations by immersing guests in nature and Huron-Wendat culture. Located less than a 20 minute drive from Quebec City, visitors can venture along the Akiawenrahk’ River to the thundering Kabir Kouba Falls, witness a dance circle, feast on traditional meals, explore the Huron-Wendat Museum and end the day by sleeping in the luxurious Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations or in a traditional longhouse.
“The Indigenous tourism story continues to unfold in Canada, and I am pleased to announce that the Tourism Industry of Wendake in Wendake, Quebec is the 2017 recipient of the National Indigenous Cultural Tourism Award,” says Keith Henry, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada. “All of the finalists offer exciting and dynamic experiences for visitors, further highlighting the strength of our industry nationwide.”
Finalists in the ITAC National Indigenous Cultural Tourism Award category included Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre in Dawson City, Yukon, Joe John Sanipass, Traditional Mi’kmaq Basket Maker – Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick, and Tourism Industry of Wendake in Wendake, Quebec.
The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by TIAC to recognize excellence in Canada’s tourism by rewarding successful and innovative people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to travelers in Canada.
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