EXPERIENCE FIRST HAND the way of life of indigenous people through our outdoor Cultural Centre. This life size village will give you a glance at their way of life and housing with iconic items such as the teepee. Through our guided programs you will learn more about indigenous outdoor games and the way of life in the olden days.
The Cultural Centre was created in 2009 through the help and consultation of individuals representing various groups and culture of this region such as the Cree, Dene, Métis and Chipewyan in order to reflect the architecture of the people, as well as their evolution and adaptation to the harsh elements in order to survive in their Northern environment.
Indigenous people from this area have always been highly mobile, travelling long distances to hunt, fish, trap, pick berries, visit and trade. Due to the harsh climate of the north, these lands required special knowledge in order to live a good quality of life. Over many generations, adapting knowledge through experiences on the lands and learning from others, the people of the Thebacha area have triumphed over many challenges to their survival, challenges that go far beyond those of the climate. In part, that survival is due to that special knowledge of the land, taught to children from a very young age so it may be passed on from generation to generation.