Immerse yourself in the world of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians!
A unique cultural experience!
An exceptional outdoors experience!
he life-size reconstruction of an Iroquoian village is a major project that began in Saint-Anicet. It is a place that allows the population to build a fair representation of Iroquoian society and its way of life. The village amenities, artifacts, animation and workshops will allow you to live a unique and unforgettable experience.
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About the Droulers-Tsiionhiakwatha Site
In Saint-Anicet, located in the Haut Saint-Laurent, meanders a small water way: the La Guerre River. Flowing to the St-Lawrence River, the La Guerre’s banks were home to the Iroquoians. Much before the arrival of the French, the Iroquoians came here to establish their villages at the end of the Late Woodland period (between 1000 & 1534 A.D.)
Archaeologists have traced the artifacts of the village to a population identified as the St.Lawrence iroquoians. This term is also assigned to the Amerindians of the linguistic and cultural family encountered by Jacques Cartier. These recent archaeological researches have revealed the presence of a number of sites and longhouses dating between 1300 and 1534.
The most important historical event that masked the East of Canada before the arrival of Samuel de Champlain in 1603 was the dispersion of the St.Lawrence iroquoians. What was the cause? There are numerous hypotheses, but the dispersion of these populations remains puzzling for archaeologists and historians.
These nations may well have scattered, however they have left indelible traces which witness their time in the St-Lawrence valley.
Mentions Prizes and Events
2007 – Filming of a National Geographic Society documentary
2007 – Recognition as a National Historic Site of Canada
2007 – Jury prize at the Grands prix du tourisme, Tourisme Montérégie
2008 – First Prize, Grand prix du tourisme, Tourisme Montérégie
2010 – First Prize, Grand prix du tourisme, Tourisme Montérégie
2010 – First Prize, Innovation in Tourism, Tourisme Suroît
2011 – First Prize, Grand prix du tourisme, Tourisme Montérégie
2011 – First Prize, Innovation in Tourism, Tourisme Suroît
2011 – National First Prize, Innovation in Tourism, Société des attractions touristiques du Québec
2012 – First Prize, Grand prix du tourisme, Tourisme Montérégie
2014 – 100 000 visitors milestone
2016 – Official Quebec Heritage site denomination
2016 – “Hochelaga terre des âmes” official Montréal history film shoot
2019 – Official museum status recognition
2020 – 20th season and 175 000 visitors
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Due to a lack of staff the center must postpone the opening date to the general public and will welcome you from Saturday June 24, 2023.
School groups by reservation only from mid-April 2023.
Led by experienced guides, you can visit the village, its longhouses, traditional garden and its Kionhekwa exhibit. Both educational and entertaining, the guided tour sheds light upon the lifestyle and traditions of the 15th century Iroquoians. No need to reserve to visit us! Just show up! [Learn more]
The reconstruction of an Iroquoian village in Saint-Anicet is a significant project that allows students to discover its society and lifestyle. A visit at the Droulers site can serve as a introductory activity to the subject of Iroquoian life, or can supplement the knowledge already learned in class. [Learn more]
Day camp coordinators and scout leaders, are you looking for original outings for your group? The Tsiionhiakwatha/ Droulers archaeological centre offers unusual activities at very affordable rates. A complete day at the site includes an educational visit as well as two leisure activities. [Learn more]