Des T-shirts oranges découpés en papier, pendu le long d'un tableau noir. Le premier T-shirt a un message visible: Chaque Enfant Compte.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On this day of reflection and commemoration, Sainte-Marie’s historical interpreters will not be in costume. Visitors should come prepared to learn about Indigenous Cultures and the legacy of residential schools.


  • September 30, 2023


  • 10 am to 5 pm

Tickets Details:

  • Indigenous persons get free entry with valid ID
  • No reservation required
An Indigenous leader with a large headdress and metis sash, in the longhouse
Learn about Indigenous cultures

Please be advised that with the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed on the historic site for this event.

  • Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to allow time to complete payment at admissions.
  • Sainte-Marie is a mask-friendly environment. Learn about our COVID-19 policy.
  • Smoking or vaping (including marijuana) is not permitted on the property.
  • Light snacks will be available for purchase at our gift shop. Restaurant Sainte-Marie is currently closed. Picnic areas will be open.
  • Please note this tour takes place mostly outdoors and, visitors should plan to dress accordingly for weather, terrain and bugs.

16164 Highway 12 East, Midland, ON, L4R 4K8

Parking Info

There is ample parking for visitors including those with RVs and buses. Please park in the parking lot provided and make your way to the admissions entrance. We also have bike racks available for cyclists coming from the Tay Trail.

Need more info?

Please contact us at or (705) 526-7838 if you have any questions.

Ontario’s first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron-Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Indigenous visitors. This community was abandoned and burned down in 1649.

After extensive archaeological and historical research, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site, where the mission’s compelling story is brought to life with costumed historical interpreters, demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Located near Midland, on the Wye River, this world-renowned reconstruction offers visitors a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life through self-guided visits, group tours, interactive education programs, and special events. Complete your experience by exploring our interpretive museum and themed gift shop.

Marilyn, une interprète historique de la Nation Beausoleil, lit par la lumière d'une fenetre sur le site historique de Sainte-Marie

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