Awards & Distinctions

More than ever, the Musée des Abénakis has created an original cultural and tourist offer in Center-du-Québec. “

Since 2011, the efforts of our dynamic team to preserve and disseminate the heritage of the Abenaki First Nation have been rewarded in the tourist, cultural and economic sectors.

List of the prizes and distinctions won by the Abenaki Museum since 2011:

GalArt – Culture Centre-du-Québec

Heritage and Museology Award

This Award was presented to the Museum for the exhibition Indians beyond Hollywood.

Le Musée des Abénakis : gagnant du GalArt2019
On this picture : the general manager of the Musée des Abénakis, Geneviève Bédard, with Martin Paré, regional director of Culture et Communications Québec Mauricie.​

Canadian Museums Association

Excellence Award – Category Research

This prize was awarded to the Museum for Fort Odanak: the past revisited. This archaeological project has exceeded the current norms of museum practice and fostered the understanding and acquisition of new knowledge.


Aboriginal Tourism Quebec

Cultural Center Award, Interpretation Site and Museum

This award rewards the Museum for distinguishing itself by providing visitors with an exceptional and quality visitor experience that promotes the influence of Aboriginal culture in all its forms.


Quebec Museum Society

Excellence Award

This prize was awarded to the Museum for the media, economic and social impact of a project that has succeeded in creating links and meaning for a whole community, Odanak Fort: the past revisited.

Canadian Tourism Awards

National Autonomous Cultural Tourism Award

This prize rewards the Museum, which has been committed to satisfying its clientele for the past 50 years through authentic products and an innovative cultural offer that stimulates economic activity in the tourism sector. Aboriginal culture in all its forms.



Heritage category


Media-Museum Award


Heritage category finalist, conservation component

Joseph Simard Award

Category Tourism, Recreation and Culture, 27th edition of the Bas-Richelieu Economic Merit Gala

François-Marquis Trophy

Grand Prix Regional of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society of Center-du-Québec

Service Company

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society of Center-du-Québec


Category Cultural Tourism

Gala recognition at the Center-du-Québec Culture Initiative

Special mention category Renewal of tourist offer