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Explore Six Nations of the Grand River with the Great Taste of Ontario

This fall, discover the beautiful Six Nations of the Grand River. The most populated First Nation in Canada, this beautiful spot is located near the 400 series highways, just outside of the area known as the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

When you download your Great Taste of Ontario Six Nations of the Grand River passport, you’re unlocking fantastic flavours, exciting adventures and the opportunity to learn about Indigenous people both past and present.

Read on to learn a little bit about the stops along the passport. Ready to go? You can download the passport on our website. 

Foodie Stops

What would a Great Taste of Ontario passport be without some epic places to eat? Check out these spots on the passport.

The Burger Barn

Where: 3000 4th Line, Ohsweken, ON. (View Map)

 

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Calling all burger aficionados- welcome home. The Burger Barn in Oshweken isn’t about all those frozen fillers; they’re about real, delicious beef.

This burger joint specializes in comfort food with a farm fresh twist. Their menu is simple so they can do things really well. Think burgers, cheeseburgers, ribs, wings and the occasional taco.

Stop in, don’t worry about dressing up and enjoy a relaxed meal that will definitely hit the spot.

The Village Café

Where: 1875 4th Line, Ohsweken, ON. (View Map)

Open six days a week, The Village Café is a comforting spot to grab a meal. Warm yourself with one of their daily soup specials this fall OR try their famous all-day breakfast.

On Fridays, join the folks at Village Café for fish n’ chips and a homemade pie. What’s better than that?

Yawekon by Tawnya Brant

Where: 1721 Chiefswood Rd, Ohsweken, ON. (View Map)

 

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Chef Tawnya Brant is an incredibly impressive chef. In fact, she’s been on Master Chef Canada (watch out for season 10 when it launches on September 26th) but that’s not what makes her so amazing.

With big goals to feed Ontario’s northern communities, in Six Nations of The Grand River, Tawnya feeds her community delightful meals.

Yawekon by Tawnya Brant is a local food shop where visitors can get takeaway and catering services in Oshweken and surrounding areas. Serving up Haudenosaunee and Indigenous fusion cuisine, you won’t want to miss this authentic taste of place.

Outdoor Fun + History

Stretch those gams and go for a walk in Mother Nature while learning about Haudenosaunee culture.

Chiefswood Park

Where: 1037 Brant County Hwy 54, Ohsweken, ON. (View Map)

 

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Just 90 minutes southwest of Toronto, Chiefswood Park offers up a mix of the great outdoors, accommodations and a chance to learn about Haudenosaunee culture.

With a mix of cabins, campsites and glampsites, it’s a great spot to call home base as you discover the other stops along this passport.

The coolest part about this park? All the experiences and events that are available to visitors!

A quick look at their experiences/events calendar will surely have you planning away. Think Full Moon Paddles along the beautiful Grand River, paddle painting workshops, raddle, horn and drum workshops and movies in the park.

Arts & Crafts

Beautiful, handmade crafts abound in Six Nations of the Grand River. You won’t want to miss these spots.

Everything Corn Husk

Where: 1721 Chiefswood Rd, Ohsweken, ON. (View Map)

Everything Corn Husk is a micro-gallery featuring traditional crafts and showcasing the work of local artists.

A fantastic spot to find a gift or something to remember your trip by, you can shop a selection of authentic corn husk dolls, beaded jewelry, art prints and so much more.

Iroqrafts

Where: 1880 Tuscarora Rd, Ohsweken, ON. (View Map)

Open since 1959, Iroqrafts is the largest and oldest arts and crafts store in Six Nations!

Pop into the big wood building to discover a world of different handmade products including books, beautiful moccasins, beadwork and soapstone carvings among many other works.

Sapling & Flint

Where: 1721 Chiefswood Rd, Oshweken, ON. (View Map)

 

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Run by Mohawk Nation citizens, Dakota and Jesse Brant, Sapling and Flint specialize in stunning jewelry and accessories in gold and sterling silver.

From stunning, made-to-order rings with beautiful detail (we love the Birch Ring which has lines on it like a birch tree) to oak leaf studs and pieces that showcase Haudenosaunee traditions, you won’t find pieces like this elsewhere.

Osttc: Longhouse Ganosa’o:weh: Ways you can help

The OSTTC Longhouse was a stop on the Six Nations of the Grand River passport and offered up the perfect opportunity to learn about Haudenosaunee history.

Unfortunately, this stop along the passport has recently fallen to fire. Thankfully, nobody was hurt but the longhouse was extensively damaged. You can donate to the fund to rebuild it.

Get Out there and Explore

Six Nations of the Grand River is a truly beautiful part of the province to discover and eat your way through. What are you waiting for?

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