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Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh

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1787, rue Amishk, Mashteuiatsh, G0W 2H0

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418 275-4842

1 888 875-4842

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Visitors can relive 6,000 years of Pekuakamiulnuatsh history through various museum exhibits.

Gain a compelling and provocative view into an age-old culture.

Hear the voices of wisdom of generations that came before us. Explore the forest and visit Nuhtshimitsh.

You can find objects inspired by indigenous cultures at the boutique, and don’t forget to visit the church of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha!

High season is from June 13 to September 12, 2021.



  • J Free wifi
  • 5 Paid admission
  • 0 Seasonal operation
  • E Free outdoor parking

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Picnic area


Additional activities  offered subject to availability (additional costs)

Introductory archeology workshop


March 2 to June 12, 2021

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1st Sunday of each month
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

June 13 to September 12, 2021

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

September 14 to December 23, 2021

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1st Sunday of each month
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

December 24 to January 10, 2022



The Pekuakamiunuatsh (Innus of the Piékouakami) are the only First Nation on the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean territory.

At the Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh, discover their rich culture through exhibitions, activities and an outdoor site that takes you to the heart of the boreal forest.

Opened in June 1977, the Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh is recognized as a privileged place for the promotion and transmission of the culture of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh (Innus of the Piékouakami) and other First Nations of North America.

Its permanent exhibition Tshilanu Ilnuatsh (Us) won an Excellence Award from the Canadian Museums Association in 2021. It showcases the culture of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh throughout the seasons in an interactive and content-rich journey. The museum also features two to three temporary exhibitions that change in the spring and fall.