First Light

Now in its 18th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, … read more

First Light

Now in its 18th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, … read more

First Light

Now in its 18th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, … read more

Thanksgiving Harvest Festival

Sainte-Marie’s Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is a fun family event, with lots of on-site activities and outstanding artisans and crafters. The event is a regional favourite and typically includes both new and returning artisans. … read more

Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre POW WOW

This annual POW WOW, presented by the Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre at Sainte-Marie Park, is open to the public. It features Native dancing, traditional crafts and foods, and much more.

Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in … read more

Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in … read more

Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in … read more

Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in … read more

Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in … read more

FEAST: Culinary and Craft Beer Festival

A celebration of the French, Huron-Wendat and regional food that influence much of the historical and regional cuisine of today.  From Huron-Wendat corn bread to roasting bannock and learning the legend of “Three Sisters Soup”, this event is a taste … read more

Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in … read more

Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in … read more

Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in … read more

Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in … read more

Bagattaway Lacrosse Festival

First played by Indigenous People as a test of physical fitness and even as a means to settle disputes, lacrosse has a strong historic connection to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.  “Bagattaway”, meaning “lacrosse” in Ojibway was aptly chosen as the … read more

Set Free Your Inner Artist

INSPIRING CREATIVITY at Sainte-Marie. Make your own First Nations inspired painting, craft a traditional cattail mat, make a leather necklace or a First Nations ring and pin game. ONE DAY ONLY!!