Day Two began with breakfast at the Traditional Huron-Wendat Village. This authentic reconstruction of a Huron village gives students a glimpse into the history, traditions, and way of life of the Huron-Wendat Nation. Many of these buildings were built between 1807 and 1820 and are now classified as a heritage site. After breakfast, students received a guided tour, an exhibition of cultural objects, and took place in some team building activities and games. It was wonderful to see how the Huron and First Nations lived many years ago. We really enjoyed learning about the spiritual masks and the traditional dreamcatchers. Students then learned how to saw the names of the animals in the area using both French and English. In small groups, they then matched the animals to their foot prints.
For the students to be immersed in the French culture in a real life situation, we then traveled to the iMax Theatre where we saw a French presentation called "Galapagos". It followed two marine biologists who were studying the fish and ocean life in the Galapagos island region.
We all found lunch at various regional restaurants back in Old Quebec. One group headed to get poutine (fries with toppings), another group discovered a bakery with chocolate croissants, and a third group went to get crepes! Of course after lunch, everyone enjoyed some much desired souvenir shopping!
During our walking journey back to our hotel we took a group picture outside the Chateau Frontenac which is where Winston Churchill and FDR met to discuss D-Day and ending WWII. This is one of the most photographed building in Quebec and is the symbol of the area. We then walked back to the hotel where we had time to rest and prepare for our dinner and evening entertainment.
We had all been looking forward to our dinner location since we saw the itinerary for this trip: an authentic sugar shack!! Erabliere du Lac-Beauport treated us to an amazing evening of maple sugar facts, knowledge, a great dinner and lots of dancing. We all ate mass quantities of maple syrup and maple butter, were able to purchase maple syrup products, and enjoyed wonderful entertainment. To let out some energy we drove back to the hotel and enjoyed a buss sing a long! Hopefully everyone will be able to calm down and get some sleep because tomorrow is a very busy day!!