2022 National Indigenous
Tourism Award Winners
- Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq Cultural Center, Tours & Artisan Giftshop won the 2022 National Indigenous Tourism Award at the prestigious Canadian Tourism Awards presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC).
TIAC’s National Indigenous Tourism Award recognizes an Indigenous tourism business. The winner has demonstrated a commitment to the development, promotion, in addition to the delivery of an authentic, innovative, experience and encouraged tourism growth in their territory as part of the process.
What is the Mi’kmaq Heritage Path Tour?
Guests experience the Mi’kmaq culture at Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick for 2.25 hours! After a traditional greeting, guests will enter the community raised teepee for a smudging ceremony along and teachings that will help connect the past to the present cultural ways and customs. On to the forested Heritage Path with one of the interpretive knowledge keepers where guests will learn about traditional ways of using gifts and medicines from the land for a better self and community.
This season new additions include the authentically constructed wigwam, longhouse and sweat lodge made by our local elder and knowledge keeper. The last part of the Heritage Path journey takes place in the Cultural Center where guests have a safe space to ask any and all questions they may have about the Mi’kmaq culture, in order to further their understanding of the true way of life at Elsipogtog, New Brunswick as well as purchase authentic Mi’kmaq crafts.