Historic Saugeen Métis, an independent, historic Métis community located at Southampton, Ontario, represents the descendants of Métis in the historic Saugeen community prior to settlement. HSM assert credible s. 35 aboriginal communal rights in the Métis Saugeen territory. The community has been along the Lake Huron shoreline with continuity for almost two hundred years.

9th Annual Historic Saugeen Métis Rendezvous

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Pioneer Park, Southampton

Enjoy an afternoon of Métis fiddle music and dancing featuring award winning fiddler Shane Cook & Friends. Enjoy deep-fried lake whitefish on a bun and refreshments, moderately priced. Vendors and demonstrations, children’s crafts and more. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

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Book Launch

Please join us on October 4th from 1:30-3:30pm for the launch of George Calder’s fascinating new book Saugeen: A Fine Speculation of a Probably Harbour. Signed copies will be available to purchase.


One hundred and ninety-eight years ago, in 1818, “dish” wampum was exchanged at the mouth of the river with Saugeen’s first recorded trader, Pierre Piche. It was carried by the local Metis community until 1902. That year, Mary Gonneville Benoit (Bennaway) Lamorandiere departed this life at Cape Croker. Her husband, Fred Lamorandierie, donated the wampum to the Ontario Department of Education museum, forerunner of the ROM.

Visit the HSM Interpretive Learning Centre

The Historic Saugeen Métis Interpretive Learning Centre is located in downtown Southampton, Ontario. The Centre is open to the public and features a variety of artifacts and displays that highlight the unique culture and heritage of the local historic Métis community.
Admission is free.

Visit The Centre

NWC/HBC Trader Louis Belhumeur Sr. – Fort Dunvegan To Saugeen

For 113 years, from 1805 to 1918, the fur trade outpost of Fort Dunvegan was the focus of events in the Peace River region. The fort was built by Archibald Norman McLeod, a famous Nor Wester and believed ancestor to the well-known McLeod family of the Nawash Reserve,...

Contact The Historic Saugeen Métis

Contact our centre to learn more about the Historic Saugeen Métis community.