Metepenagiag Heritage Park

Red Bank, New Brunswick

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The building is modern but the history it showcases is ancient. A walk through Metepenagiag Heritage Park takes you back “30 centuries” to the time when the Mi’kmaq First Nations lived in a thriving fishing community. Take a self-guided tour or join a Mi’kmaw guide who will take you around the park, tell you about the archeological finds of villages and cemeteries and answer your questions about the recent and not so recent history of the Mi’kmaq.

“We are in one of New Brunswick’s oldest continuously inhabited communities,” says Patricia Dunnett, general manager of Metepenagiag Heritage Park. “It dates back almost 3,000 years. We are an ancient Mi’kmaw community.” Visitors from around the world come to stay in a teepee on the powwow grounds, sit around the fire to hear elders tell stories, or go inside to wander through interactive displays, images and videos about archeological finds.

“We have a lot of people who are specifically trying to find out about First Nations,” says Dunnett. When they do, many experience a connection to the Mi’kmaq. “A lot of the visitors that I talk to about our culture like to find a similarity to their own culture,’” says Dunnett. Sometimes those connections can be quite emotional. “I’ve made people cry, in a really good way. They’re very touched in their spirit and they are overcome with emotion. They just fall in love with this place.”

Red Bank Lodge - Winter Snowshoe Experience Package

Explore the beauty of Metepenagiag during the winter. Spend the day exploring the footpaths of our ancestors on snowshoe while taking in the picturesque winter landscape. Wrap things up around an open fire where guests can partake in traditional bread-making while sipping hot tea. For dinner, a rustic indigenous inspired meal around our stone fireplace. Retire to a private room with access to a wrap around deck. Enjoy a hot continental breakfast before checkout. *Must be booked at least 72 hours prior to arrival.

Starting Price: $321 per couple

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Metepenagiag Heritage Park

2156 Micmac Road
Red Bank, New Brunswick, E9E 2P2
info@metpark.ca Visit Website

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2156 Micmac Road
Red Bank, New Brunswick, E9E 2P2
info@metpark.ca Visit Website

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