Local Connections: Eskasoni Cultural Experience

4.5 hours | Sydney | Y Q Y - 3 6 0
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.


WHAT YOU VISIT
Eskasoni Community
Nestled alongside the beautiful Bras d'Or Lake on Goat Island, the Eskasoni First Nation is the largest Mi'kmaq community in the world. Get an insider's look at this exceptional world with Michael Denny, a fluent speaker of L'nui'suti and an avid learner of Mi'kmaq culture and language. Upon arrival, you'll be met by Michael and guides in full traditional regalia. With your First Nations guide in the lead, you'll set off on a mile-and-a-half-long hike along the pristine shoreline of the Bras d'Or. Along the way, you'll stop and experience aboriginal traditions such as smudging (a cleansing smoke bath), a hunting and fishing interpretation, basket making, bread making, dancing, storytelling, and more.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
As you hike along the trail, be sure to watch for bald eagles that build their nests nearby.

SHOPPING
Look for locally made handcrafts and beaded keepsakes in the gift shop.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Behold the unspoiled natural beauty of Goat Island as you make your way along the trail.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Travel from pier to Eskasoni

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:00
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Meet & greet from Michael Denny

Time at site:
00:15

Guided walk through Eskasoni

Time at site:
01:15
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Meal at Eskasoni

Time at site:
00:45
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Free time on site

Time at site:
00:15
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Return drive to pier

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:00
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes