Join us on a walk with a knowledgeable guide who will share the fascinating historical medicines of the boreal forest from a Cree lineage.
History of the Area
It’s an eye-opening experience when you take a walk in a mountain meadow or through the forest with Brenda Holder.
She can point to and identify any plant, tree or bush and tell you how it can be used to make something crucial to survival – a fire cider for a flu or cold, a food source or a fire starter.
Currently Booking Fall and Winter Walks
With the seasons in shift, Medicine Walks will likely involve winter conditions going forward. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
- Bring extra layers, hat, gloves, back pack, wind/water shell, winter boots, sunglasses, water, Kleenex (for drippy noses from the cold) and a camera
- If there is ice in the canyon the guide will bring along ice cleats so be sure to let us know your boot size when you book
- Cooler weather just means a whole new experience from summer!
We have daily departures for groups of up to 12, and small as one or two folks. If you require a larger group outing, see our Group & Organization inquiry page for more details.
- 9:45 am ~ 10:00 am
- Arrival & COVID Protocol
We check vaccination status of all members so show up a few minutes early. Guests will need to fill out a declaration of wellness before partaking in the experience.
- 10:00 am ~ 10:15 am
A brief group introduction will take place as is customary. Guide will follow cultural protocol and lay tobacco. At this time we ask guests to respect our traditions and please not take photographs at this time.
- 10:15 am ~ 11:25 am
- Plant Walk
We will head out and select our plant medicines providing an offering to Mother Earth.
- 11:25 am ~ 11:30 am
- Medicine Options
We will discuss some of the options for making medicine and introduce the medicine workshops. If you are interested in doing one of the workshops, please don’t hesitate to ask the guide for a discount card!