Another perfect day to go for a long walk, with yet more great weather for encouragement. This time, we decided to take a rather longish bus ride out to the Huron-Wendat First Nation reserve, and the Kabir Kouba Falls or, in English, the river with a thousand bends—and believe me when I say, it feels like it too.
While you can take a guided tour of Wendake itself, and learn more about the peoples and history of the First Nations tribe (something we had done on a previous trip), you can also take guided walks of the fall by lantern, in the evening. Something we would like to do on another visit. There is also the geology of the area which for me, someone who studied geology, is a dream place to hang out.
Today, however, we weren’t here for the history, but to enjoy the scenery. If you do the whole walk be prepared to go down into the gorge and then yes, come back up—not once, but twice. This walk is done in two sections due to the fact the river does an almost 90 degree turn. Due to the number of stairs involved in both the going down and the coming up just in part one alone, we skipped doing part two, which we had done before. We learnt our lesson. One section at a time is enough.
Our reward for doing section one was to then have lunch at the Sagamite Restaurant, serving authentic dishes along with more familiar fare of pasta and pizza. I enjoyed a smoked Bison poutine, and for those of you who don’t know what a poutine is, check it out here!