About Brébeuf

studio queen

We love Brébeuf cottage and so do many of our guests who have stayed there. It is just slightly off the water (about 20 meters) but with fine water views. A large screened porch is reached through French doors opening from the kitchen and eating area. The bedroom has a queen bed. Close to the main lodge and with easy access to the canoes and kayaks on our main beach, Brébeuf is a good choice for a smaller studio.

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • King or queen sized beds
  • Three piece bathroom
  • Complimentary coffee / tea / toiletries
  • Screened-in porch
  • BBQ grill
  • Wood burning log stove

Sun rises to the south of this cottage and sets to the north

A brief history

Jean de Brébeuf was the first Jesuit missionary to Huronia in the 1630s. Brébeuf’s facility with languages was astounding. He attempted to create an ethnographic record of the Huron’s, as a way to better understand their culture and thereby convert them to Christianity. Brebéuf was captured, tortured and killed by the Iroquois in 1649, as a result of wars between the Mohawk and other tribes. Brébeuf is credited with composing Canada’s oldest Christmas song, the “Huron Carol.” Whether one is religious or not, Brébeuf and his fellow missionaries left an invaluable record worth reading – the Jesuit Relations. These letters from the missionaries form one of the only written evidences of what First Nation life was like, pre-contact with Europeans in the 1600s.

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