Wendake, a relatively dynamic Aboriginal community, could be a town plucked from anywhere in the province, but for signs posted in the Huron-Ouendat language dotting the streets. In that language, the number eight is a letter, pronounced 'oua' (like the 'wh' in 'what'), which explains the curious name of the reconstructed village Onhoüa Chetek8e, the world's only Huron village.
In 1960, Wendake became the first reserve with its own bank; today, it provides employment for other tribes. The town is very residential, even quiet, and beyond the reconstructed village, the main signs of life are day-to-day things: schools, churches and a few warehouses.
The reserve is about 15km northwest of Québec City via Hwy 73 (exit 154).