Wemindji Community Tour

3-hour tour

Led by Cree community member

Visit important Wemindji landmarks

Dive headfirst into the Cree society of Wemindji with this comprehensive tour. Your well-informed Cree guide will tote you around town, spinning tales of Cree history and tradition while identifying numerous points of interest. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet some locals, get your bearings, and see Wemindji unfold before you.

Tour highlights

Get an introduction to the James Bay Cree culture and traditions.

Visit the most essential aspects of the Cree community and government.

Comfortably explore the town of Wemindji and discover nooks or attractions that you’d like to come back to on your trip.

Peek into the life of the Cree people and the history of the town of Wemindji.

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Trip details
Price

CAD $49 adult
CAD $45 student (13-18)
CAD $29 (6-12)


Departure time

This tour is best to take upon arrival in Wemindji. Let us know when you will be arriving, and we can arrange a time.


Meeting point

Our office in the Maquatua Inn Hotel Lounge.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time.


Season

Summer 2019, July 1 – September 7


Availablity

Every day
Note: tours are not given without reservations.


Tour duration

3 hours


Group size

Minimum 2 people, maximum 6 people


About the vehicle

8-seat open golf cart


Included
  • Transportation throughout Wemindji
  • Knowledgeable Cree guide and driver
Overview
Introduce yourself to Wemindji and the Cree people

With more than 20 locally owned businesses, Wemindji boasts the title of leader in economic and Cree community development in the region, so you can imagine how strong the sense of cultural pride is within this welcoming town. On this tour, you will orient yourself in this charming spot as well as receive a comprehensive primer on the Cree culture and way of life. This tour includes visiting the Band Council Administration and the Cree Trappers’ Association buildings as well as the Cree Cultural Village. This is your chance to meet with Cree people that will be able to tell you about their values and daily practices.

Short walks throughout town and stops for photos at historical markers will help to break up the tour. With 39 points of interest throughout the town — including an Inuit-made chair over 100 years old, Hudson Bay’s old warehouse, and the mini dam, to name a few — this tour will keep you entertained from start to finish.

We recommend taking the tour between 9AM and 5PM to be able to go inside the buildings and meet the people that are vital to the community of Wemindji.

What to bring

Comfortable clothes and walking shoes

Snacks, water

Camera

Snacks, water

If sunny: sunscreen, sunglasses, bug repellent, sunhat

If chilly: warm clothing, hat, gloves, scarf

About your guide
Meet your local tour guide

When touring a foreign place with a culture that’s different from your own, the key to not only enjoying the tour but also coming to understand the culture is a great guide. Our incredible team has been hand-picked to provide a dynamic and informative experience as well as a great time in our home.

Providing you with insider knowledge on the James Bay and the Cree community is your enthusiastic tour guide, Chuck. He’s been certified as a tour guide, so he’s a great resource to have around town. This extremely friendly and easy-going guy will teach you everything you need to know and answer any question for you on your tour.

Learn more about our team here.

Good to know

Reservations

  • Due to the nature of adventure travel, the itineraries are outlined in the tour packages are subject to change.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
FAQ
Can I make my tour private?

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Yes. Your group must be at least 2 people, and please indicate your interest in a private tour when inquiring.

Are children allowed on this tour?

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Absolutely! It is a bit lengthy, so it may not be apt for very young children.

Will there be bathrooms available along the way?

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Yes, we will have consistent access to bathrooms.

What’s your cancellation policy?

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Guests will be issued a full refund if the tours are canceled within 24 hours of the departure time. Anytime after that, no refund will be issued.