Fall Rhapsody, Weekend 3: Anishinabe Nibin (Algonquin Summer)

Fall Rhapsody, Weekend 3: Anishinabe Nibin (Algonquin Summer)
Fall Rhapsody, Weekend 3: Anishinabe Nibin (Algonquin Summer)
Location Info

Join us on October 18 and 19, as Gatineau Park celebrates Algonquin culture, and the last weekend of Fall Rhapsody. “Algonquin Summer,” presented in collaboration with the Algonquin community, is a great opportunity to learn more about the traditional Algonquin way of life, as well as a chance to watch artists and artisans at work.

Don’t miss the public unveiling of a birchbark canoe, on Saturday, October 18, at 10 am, in the exhibit area of the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre. This canoe, made by Algonquin Elder William Commanda, was recently gifted to the Friends of Gatineau Park by the Waddell family.


  • Display of artifacts and language-learning tools. Discover some of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Centre’s art projects, including canoes, drums and language-learning tools. Presented by the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Centre.
  • Demonstration of the steps in making a birchbark canoe. Presentation given by Daniel (Pinnock) Smith, who makes traditional birchbark canoes — a skill known to few people these days.
  • Demonstration of traditional and modern ways of making maple syrup. Maple syrup is one of the products made entirely on the Kitigan Zibi reserve. Presented by the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Awazibi Pure Maple Syrup.
  • Display and sale of crafts inspired by Algonquin ancestral traditions, created by First Nations artists of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg and Pikwàkanagàn communities.


Anishinabe Nibin (Algonquin Summer) is organized in collaboration with the communities of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg and Pikwàkanagàn.

Plan your outing, and don’t forget to check for seasonal road closures.

Please help protect Gatineau Park: leave no trace.


Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19, 2014
10 am to 4 pm


Gatineau Park Visitor Centre
33 Scott Road, Chelsea

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