A Taste of Epekwitk - Abegweit Mi'kmaw Nation Experience - Target Tours Atlantic A Taste of Epekwitk - Abegweit Mi'kmaw Nation Experience - Target Tours Atlantic

A Taste of Epekwitk – Abegweit Mi’kmaw Nation Experience

See the impact of agriculture on the Abegweit community

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] .

Experience a Mi’kmaw community with all your senses! This 1.5 hour tour of the community will showcase the Scotchford Reserve located 27 kms away from Charlottetown as well as the traditional foods with an opportunity to walk away with your own home made creation.

Tour duration: 1.5 Hours

Tour Itinerary

Experience a Mi’kmaw community with all your senses! This 1.5 hour tour of the community will showcase the Scotchford Reserve located 27 kms away from Charlottetown as well as the traditional foods with an opportunity to walk away with your own home made creation.

Upon arrival you will be greeted by a Knowledge Keeper as you board a tractor wagon for a ride through the Abegweit Mi’kmaw Nation community. The wagon is a reinforced wagon with seating and railings for safety but does require steps in order to mount and dismount the wagon.  While riding along you will learn about the operations of the reserve and band and what makes them unique. The Knowledge Keepers will point out areas of significance while sharing the foundation of their traditions. The tractor will make a stop at the band’s organic gardens. Here you will learn how their ancestors once gardened as well as the practices they used that incorporate their culture beyond traditional gardening. Here you will collect ingredients to make your own salad dressing. You will also be offered traditional bannock (a locally made bread product similar to a biscuit) that will be served with some jam, butter, or molasses and have the ability to take your salad dressing home as a souvenir.

Tour Includes

  • Local Knowledge Keeper
  • Bottled Water
  • Handmade Salad Dressing
  • Bannock

Cost

Cost:            $34.79 per person + tax*: $40 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

The community will have local Mi’kmaw craft for purchase (Canadian cash only accepted for the purchase of crafts).

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.

Pickup Locations

You can meet this tour in:

The tour starts at the Tipi beside the Abegweit Band Office (31 Kitpu St, Mount Stewart, PE).

 
 

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