The Chiniki Cultural Centre is where culture meets cuisine for experience. The heart of the Chiniki Cultural Centre are the exhibits, a unique presentation of Chiniki culture, history, and way of life. Guests can learn more through a self-guided tour of the exhibits and cultural displays, and view First Nation artifacts kindly shared by nation members. Elders and Guides will be glad to answer any questions and point out some of the more interesting elements in the exhibits. The Chiniki Nation is part of the Stoney Nakoda alliance and formed under the leadership of Chief John Chiniquay, one of the original signatories of Treaty 7. Located in the immediate foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains, the centre presents panoramic views while still enjoying proximity to the Trans Canada Highway in Morley. The centre is open year round and also includes a gallery shop featuring locally crafted Indigenous artwork and jewellery, along with a restaurant and Tipi Encampment.
Located in Kananaskis Country, in the front ranges of the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, Nakiska is a family-friendly resort offering a variety of terrain including perfectly groomed Olympic-length runs and a secure beginner's area. The mountain, which was home to the Calgary 88 Olympic Alpine Events, is just 45-minutes west of Calgary and close to the world-class dining, accommodation and spas found in Kananaskis Village.
“From a very high Foot Hill we gazed on this prospect with admiration and wonder.Within three miles stood the grand old mountain, the wild goat and sheep sporting on its highest summit. At the foot of the hill, and in perfect ignorance of our presence, a band of buffalo were feeding on the richest pasture. To the right of us, and on the north bank of the river, lay the location which we have selected for our new mission.”Reverend George McDougall May 28, 1873 On the 1A Highway between Cochrane and Banff, there stands a Church surrounded by natural grassland. This is the site of Southern Alberta’s first pioneer settlement, Morleyville. The Church was the heart of that settlement and Morleyville was the centre for over 200 people. Today it stands as a powerful reminder of our Western heritage and values.The Mission was the forerunner of Morleyville Settlement. In 1875, there were twenty-three residents of European descent. By 1881, sixty settlers were collecting their mail from the post office inside the trading post. By contrast, in the same year, only 30 people were collecting mail in Fort Calgary.In 1891, 100 families totaling 388 people were listed as living at Morleyville. Today, an interpretive walk winds through the site inviting you to walk back in time while enjoying unspoiled vistas of the Rocky Mountains and Foothills.
Rocky Mountain Escape offers private, secluded log cabin accommodation and a variety of year-round, nature-oriented activities. Nestled amongst the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies, adjacent to Jasper National Park and vast, undeveloped Willmore Wilderness, we cater to visitors looking for a quiet, scenic, non-touristy mountain experience.
The Crossing resort is located at about the halfway point between Banff and Jasper on the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Choose from newly refurbished rooms with a king or two queen beds. The property also features three restaurants and is a great place to stop for coffee or lunch and to fill-up on gas.
Your home away from home in the Canadian Rockies. Discover the most family-friendly and pet oriented getaway in the Canadian Rockies at The Copperstone Resort Hotel. Located five minutes outside Canmore, Alberta, in the serene hamlet of Dead Man’s Flats, our all-suite property is just moments from downtown shopping and dining, world-class golf courses and Banff National Park.
Overlooking Nordegg, this classic hike to the site of the first fire lookout in the Alberta Rockies provides a vantage point like no others. Enjoy the full 360 degree panorama from the summit. The tour includes your guide, gourmet lunch and transportation from Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House or Nordegg.
Used traditionally in ceremonial dances, drum in Chiniki culture represent the heartbeat of a soul. Build your own hand drum in this unique hands-on experience, led by a Chiniki Nation artisan in a small group lesson. All materials will be provided including a baseboard, hides, and drum sticks.
Traditionally, artisans would create dreamcatchers that would be hung over each bed. As you sleep, it would catch good dreams while trapping the bad dreams in its intricate web. In this workshop, a Chiniki artisan will teach you to design, weave and make your own dreamcatcher to take home.
Experience authentic dog sledding and skijoring Adventures in the Canadian Rockies. We are a small family-operated sled dog touring kennel offering tours on trails within Kananaskis Country just outside Banff National Park during the winters and fun family-oriented Sled dog kennel adventures during the summers. Our trips range from 1.5 hours to multiple days upon request. We believe in providing an authentic dog sledding experience with small group sizes where you get to see and feel what mushing is really like.
Inside Out Experience provides fun, safe and memorable adventures in the majestic Canadian Rockies. With a convenient location just 15 minutes east of Canmore and 45 minutes west of Calgary, spending the day in the mountains has never been so fun. Trips include Whitewater Rafting for ages 5 and up, Horseback Riding packages, Hiking packages and more. For full details on our adventures, visit our website or give us a call.
Providing guided interpretive glacier walks on the Athabasca Glacier for over 30 years.
Please join the McDougall Memorial United Church Site where they will watch traditional dances and learn about the history of the Dances, it’s an opportunity to buy Stoney Crafts, maybe watch a beading demonstration and enjoy an afternoon out on the beautiful prairies. Join them at this special event which marks Treaty Seven Day. Exciting for the whole family. Watch for updates on their website as this event evolves.
On August 18 at 1:00 visit the McDougall Memorial United Church Site for an Art walk and sale with local artist’s who will be set up at the site with their art for sale or for commission work. With a special performance by The Wardens - listen as they share haunting harmonies and chilling tales from their lives in the wilderness of Canada’s mountain national parks. Very entertaining afternoon in a beautiful setting.