Visit Indigenous Experiences' award-winning  National Capital tourism attraction located behind the Canadian Museum of History, near a site once used by Indigenous Peoples as a trading post, and as a place of friendship and celebration.

Set against a spectacular view of the Parliament Buildings and the inspiring architecture of the Canadian Museum of History, Indigenous Experiences brings Indigenous history and culture to life through engaging, authentic and interactive programming for visitors of all ages.

From May through October, groups can book guided tours of a reconstructed village, along with interactive Pow Wow dance performances, craft and music workshops, and traditional storytelling and songs alongside the Ottawa River.

Indigenous Experiences enhances any exploration of Indigenous heritage at the Canadian Museum of History — including popular features such as the stunning Grand Hall which focuses on Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Coast, the First Peoples Hall which celebrates the history, diversity, creativity and resourcefulness of First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and the Canadian History Hall, where Indigenous stories are integral to a national narrative spanning 15,000 years.

Indigenous Experiences’ talented cultural ambassadors look forward to welcoming you and sharing a small part of their heritage on traditional territory that is now home to the Nation’s Capital.

Packages Offered

May 27, 2019

Creation Workshop

Visitors will enjoy this interactive workshop, creating either a medicine wheel or dreamcatcher from authentic materials, while learning some of the teachings and stories behind these […]
May 27, 2019

Traditional Dance and Tour

Traditional Dance and Tour (45 minutes) This package includes an informative tour of the onsite Indigenous village, outlining the diversity of Indigenous cultures across Canada, followed […]
May 27, 2019

Feel the Heartbeat Workshop

Visitors explore the strong Indigenous connection to “the heartbeat of Mother Earth” in an interactive workshop that includes an opportunity to play horn rattles and hide […]
May 9, 2019

Museum Experiences

The Canadian Museum of History welcomes Indigenous Experiences, a popular National Capital tourism attraction since 2000. Indigenous Experiences is now located behind the Canadian Museum of […]
May 30, 2019

Traditional Tea and Bannock with an Elder

Guests will enjoy an informative tour introducing the various living styles of Indigenous people across Turtle Island and enjoy a vibrant and interactive Pow Wow dance […]
May 15, 2019

Explore The Images – Visual Arts Workshop

Guests create their own masterpiece inspired by our storytelling performance.  Package includes a guided tour of our native village, and interactive Pow Wow dance performance.   Now […]