Innuberge : Tourist Cabins in Unamen Shipu
In January 2020, Dolorès Bellefleur and Jean-Michel Perron, owners of the Innuberge, in the company of the Director of the Société de développement économique et touristique Mukutan, Lionel Hervieux, as well as the whole community of Unamen Shipu, inaugurated this wonderful tourist accommodation project located on the Innu Unamen Shipu territory.
The idea behind the project
Ms. Bellefleur explained that she had four cabins and a multifunctional pavilion built to welcome visitors near the sea. The project has a total value of nearly one million dollars. This large-scale project will allow tourists to immerse themselves in Innu culture, discover the language spoken in the community, integrate their lifestyle, and think about and admire the richness of their crafts.
The Innu community of Unamen Shipu is now a must-see spot for vacationers. In addition to being able to stay in typical cabins, there are a multitude of activities to discover such as tours of the territory with Innu hosts who share their traditional knowledge. A “wellness” package is also available for those who would like to experience a holistic and spiritual immersion. A day trip in a paddle canoe on the Olamen River between two waterfalls is also offered, in addition to a quad or motorboat excursion on Lake Wachicoutai.
You can even opt for a forest immersion stay for an intense and spiritual experience between humans and nature based on their traditional relationship with plants, trees and animals. Salmon fishing at the Etamamiou outfitter is certainly a must in the region. In winter, snowshoeing and trapping are two activities to be experienced in the area. One can therefore benefit from a range of activities that are available during the four seasons while being accommodated in a magnificent cabin in the community by the sea.
We want to encourage vacationers to take advantage of the easing of the public health measures to go and explore this First Nation, which has a multitude of things to discover and a lot to teach us.
We would also like to take this opportunity to wish them much success with this economic project that will benefit the entire community, and which will certainly see a second phase for the construction of several additional cabins.
If you want to discover this beautiful corner of Quebec while enjoying an authentic experience hosted by the community of Unamen Shipu, you can reserve your cabin by contacting them on the dedicated Facebook page (Innuberge Chalet À louer) or by phone at 418-229-1300.
For more information on the tourist offer of the community of Unamen Shipu, visit winipeukut.ca.
To discover other local economic development projects and initiatives, we invite you to visit our local economic development section.