"First Light" Celebration at Sainte-Marie Among The Hurons
Now in its 23rd year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event as you tour the site amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles.
The magic begins when you start on the pre-designed route through the site. A beautiful amber glow illuminates the mission, the paths are candle-lit, the French Restaurant on site is filled with the smells of delicious foods and baked goods and the craft vendors on site offer their handmade products for sale. The museum will be open and although not confirmed, we hope that the fireworks display will be back this year.
Note: For those who have done this tour in the past, the Martyr's Shrine across the street is closed and will not be participating in this event.
Sat Nov 26, 2021
$139 per person
All prices are per person, in Canadian dollars. All taxes and tips are included!
To book over the phone
please call (866) 208-2950
- Round trip transportation on deluxe bus with washroom.
- Admission to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons First Light celebration included.
- Complimentary flashlight included, yours to keep at end of tour.
- Escorted tour with ShortTrips.ca tour director available through the trip.
- All tips & taxes.
Approximate Return Times
- Innisfil 8:50 PM
- York Mills 9:55 PM
- Scarborough 10:20 PM
Deposits, Payments, Cancellations & Refunds
- 100% full refund if you cancel at least 7 days before the trip departure date.
- Sorry but no refunds if cancellation is received less then 7 days before trip departure date.
- Your can transfer your seat to anyone else you know, up to the time of departure. without penalty.
Travelling with Children
- Children 12 & older are welcome on this tour. Price is the same as that for adults.
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Ontario’s first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Native visitors. This today is known as Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.
Located near Midland in the beautiful Southern Georgian Bay area, this world-renowned reconstruction illustrates the interaction of the French and Wendat nations. Visitors get a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life.