AAA Editor Notes
Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, 5 km (3 mi.) e. on Hwy. 12 opposite The Martyrs' Shrine, is a 1.2-hectare (3-acre) re-creation of the French Jesuit mission to the Hurons that stood on the site 1639-49; it is reputed to have been the first European community in Ontario. The reconstruction followed extensive excavations and more than 200 years of archeological research.
Within the palisades are an Indian mission chapel, Ontario's first permanent Christian cemetery, Huron longhouses, an Algonquin wigwam, carpenter and blacksmith shops, a cookhouse, drying and storing racks for meat and fish, Indian shelters and many other examples of 17th-century habitation.
The orientation center offers an audiovisual presentation. In July and August visitors can partake in daily activities and join a guided tour. Education tours are offered seasonally.
Pets on leash are allowed. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.