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Seven Sacred Teachings – Private Tour

Experience the culture of a local PEI Mi’kmaq Community with a Knowledge Keeper

Tour Description

This tour is no longer available for the 2018 season. For questions about this tour in the spring/summer/fall of 2019 please email [email protected] .

The Abegweit Mi’kmaw Nation, an Indigenous community, is nestled 27 km east of Charlottetown.  While visiting this Indigenous community of Scotchfort, you will be greeted by a local Knowledge Keeper.  Your Knowledge Keeper will provide you with an introduction to the community, their tipi, a smudging ceremony, and the Seven Sacred Teachings.  The Seven Sacred Teachings involves all the aspects of our emotional, spiritual, physical, and intellectual developments. These are used to keep ones life in balance and harmony.

Tour duration: 4 Hours

Tour Itinerary

This tour begins with a historic exploration of Charlottetown highlighting the Confederation Landing Park.  The Confederation Landing Park holds a deep connection to the local Indigenous community on Prince Edward Island.  This is where many of the early merchandise trades begin and is home to the Annual Mi’kmaq Confederacy Charlottetown Pow-wow.

Your professional Driver-Guide will provide you with a brief history of who the Mi’kmaq people are and the communities they live in.  Upon arrival at Abegweit Mi’kmaq Nations you will be greeted by a local Knowledge Keeper.  They will introduce you to the sacred Mawiomi (Pow-wow) grounds.

Then it is on to the local Band Office where you will enter the Tipi, a shelter based on a pole frame covered with canvas. Inside the Tipi you will learn about the sacred medicines, experience a smudging ceremony and  hear a hand drum song, then you will see how the Seven Sacred Teachings are practiced.  They will help you understand how you can implement the Seven Sacred Teachings into your everyday life.

Now onto the Elders Room inside the Band Office for a short question and answer period with your local Knowledge Keeper.   Then you will have a chance to taste traditional local made Bannock, a type of heavy bread similar to a biscuit, served with jam, butter and molasses and then your chance to purchase handmade crafts made by local Mi’kmaq artisans.

As we depart for Charlottetown, we will take a leisurely drive through parts of the beautiful North Shore and the stunning Prince Edward Island National Park. You will experience beautiful vistas including lighthouses, red cliffs, pink sandy beaches, and much more.

Tour Includes

  • Private 6 passenger van
  • Tourism certified Professional Driver-Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Site visits as outlined in the itinerary


Cost:            $130.50 per person + tax*: $149.99 Total per person

Full payment required at time of booking. 

*Our provincial and federal tax is a combined Harmonized Sales Tax that is 15%. Learn more about this tax HERE.

Tour tips

• While our private touring vans seat 6, it can become very snug should all participants be adults. Please consider this prior to making your booking to ensure the most comfortable and enjoyable tour possible. For adults, we often suggest no more than 5 passengers, with 4 being the ideal group size.

• If you would like to purchase handmade crafts from local artisans, we advise you bring Canadian cash with you as there are no ATM’s or Credit Card machines available.

Terms and Conditions

  • We require 7 days cancellation notice prior to your tour departing. You will be refunded the full amount less a 10% administration cost if canceled prior to 7 days before departure. Cancellation less than 7 days, including “no shows” will not be refundable.
  • Exceptions are provided for cruise ship passengers when their cruise ship cancels its visit to the Port of Charlottetown. In this circumstance, they will receive a full refund.
  • Minimum age of 5 years

Pickup Locations

You can meet this tour in:
  • The Port of Charlottetown (Cruise Ship Passengers)
  • The Great George Hotel
  • The Hotel on Pownal
  • Other

Trip Advisor Reviews

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