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Interpreter on group tour at Sainte-Marie

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Waterway Demonstration at Sainte-Marie

Special Events

Aboriginal Presenter at Sainte-Marie

School Visits

Education Students Arriving at Sainte-Marie

Group Visits

Group at main entrance to Sainte-Marie

 Activities in the Native Area at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

The Magic Returns...First Light Opens November 23, 2017 

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First Light Important Information


November 23-25

November 30 - December 2

December 7-9, 2017

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.



Free Parking at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
(16164 HWY 12 E)

Free Parking at Walmart
(16845 Heritage Dr)

Free Parking Downtown Midland
(Town of Midland Municipal Parking Lot, 300 Midland Ave; or street parking where permitted)



Free shuttle between Walmart, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, and Martyrs' Shrine from 5:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

Free shuttle between Downtown Midland (Pick-up point at Midland Public Library and 509 Bay Street), Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and Martyrs' Shrine from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM.



Admission $10.00 per person, with a donation of a non-perishable item,

Kids under 5 are FREE!

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

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 Native visitors.


By 1648, Sainte-Marie was a wilderness home to 66 French men, representing one-fifth of the entire population of New France. Sainte-Marie's brief history ended in 1649, when members of the mission community were forced to abandon and burn their home of nearly ten years.


  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.


  Located near Midland in the beautiful Southern Georgian Bay area, this world-renowned reconstruction illustrates the interaction of the French and Wendat nations. Visitors get a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life, through guided or self-guided visits, school group tours, interactive education programs, special events, and corporate functions.


  Visit our Interpretive Museum and themed gift shop, and complete your stay with a delicious meal in Restaurant Sainte-Marie.


  Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is operated by Huronia Historical Parks, and is an Attraction of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.




    Proud partners of Huronia Historical Parks


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