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Indigenous Culture, Heritage & Arts

All around Alberta you’ll find tributes to the strength and stamina of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit. Feel the past come to life as the stories of the hunt are told through drum and dance at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was actively used by the Plains Indians for at least 5,700 years. See North America’s largest concentration of petroglyphs (carvings) and pictographs (paintings) on the cliffs at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. Explore the interactive exhibits at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. Sleep in a teepee, learn to make pemmican and bead a moccasin. Investigate early Métis life at Métis Crossing.


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Canada House Gallery

Banff, Alberta
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Showcasing the work of a diverse collection of nationally and internationally recognized Canadian artists, this Banff gallery has paintings, sculptures and a vast collection of Inuit art from Canada's arctic.

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Rossdale Burial Site

Edmonton, Alberta

Rossdale was a burying ground for Aboriginals and others who lived at Fort Edmonton and the surrounding area. It became part of Epcor’s power generating site but when human remains were found on the site, a commitment was made to honour those buried there. Part of Rossdale Road that had actually crossed the burial ground was rerouted around it and the decision was made to build a memorial. The human remains were reburied at a special ceremony in August of 2006 and the site is now legally designated as a cemetery or burial ground.

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Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre

Slave Lake, Alberta

The Slave Lake Friendship Centre offers Handicrafts for sale, featuring local artisans and handmade First Nations gifts. Moccasins, beadwork, dream-catchers. Heritage Room features artifacts and teachings about cultural practices. Food Bank, second hand clothing/shoes at the Friendly Boutique, and many programs and events. Regular soup and bannock, Aboriginal Days celebrations.

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Edmonton Attractions Pass

Take advantage of Edmonton's attractions with a U-Pick Pass. The Edmonton Attractions Pass gives you access to any 4 out of 15 of the region's most visited attractions for one low price. Or, choose to upgrade to the Ultimate Pass for admission to all 15 attractions.

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Grey Eagle Date Night Package

Enjoy a night at the Grey Eagle Resort, Calgary's newest and most exciting Resort Casino. Your package includes an overnight stay, in-room chocolate strawberries & champagne - $50 Resort dining credit and complimentary hot buffet breakfast.

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Canada 150 Package

The Canada 150 package includes: 15% discount on your hotel room, complimentary hot deluxe buffet breakfast, small Aboriginal gift, rental car discount, $5 casino voucher, complimentary upgrade based on availability and complimentary in-room movie.

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Highlight Adventure Tours

Sundre, Alberta

Adventures that are the highlight of your vacation! Highlight Adventure Tours believes that the natural and human heritage of the world should be experienced and shared. That's why we exist. ​Let us provide you with a lifetime of memories and experiences. From overnight trail riding or rafting adventures, to day trips to secluded animal sanctuaries and living historic villages and saloons, we make the booking process easy and enjoyable. For your convenience, all of our packages are always inclusive of all taxes, admissions and scheduled meals. Pay one fee and have no worries. Call today to plan your adventure.

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Adventure Borealis

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Adventure Borealis offers premier outdoor adventures in the heart of the oil sands. Our local Metis guides help ensure your memories of an outdoor experience in Fort McMurray will last a lifetime. Our years of outdoor experience and knowledge of the region will provide a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Creative Western Adventures Ltd.

Calgary, Alberta

Creative Western Adventures is a niche inbound tour operator specializing in nature & culture (aboriginal) travel. Our journeys connect the visitors to the land and the people. They are restorative, sustainable, responsible, educational and experiential. 'Together we immerse in nature, feel, sense, see with other eyes - we listen to our heart and venture into the unknown' Deep experiences lead to a new awareness of our relationship with Self, Earth and Society; they help us remember the Laws of Nature and how to live in harmony with all our relations. They are the true long lasting adventures!

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No Greater Love

Morley, Alberta
2017-08-12 To 2017-08-13 MST

No Greater Love Music Festival is quickly establishing the reputation as being the ultimate faith festival experience. It’s all about unity and community. Thousands coming together at the foot of the majestic Canadian Rockies that is now being dubbed one of the most spectacular festival backdrops in North America. Hosted on the lands of the Stoney Nakoda Nation, recognized as 'Mother Nature’s Movie Set' where Hollywood blockbusters like The Revenant, Legends of The Fall and Shanghai Noon were filmed. It’s the perfect setting for a one-of-a-kind festival experience.

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National Aboriginal Day

Fort Macleod, Alberta
2017-06-21 To 2017-06-21 MST

National Aboriginal Day - Wednesday June 21st 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. In the "Moon of the Longest Day", we celebrate First Nations' contribution to Canadian society. Experience the sound and spectacle of drumming and dancing. Interact with our performers. Listen to Blackfoot Elders tell stories about the plains buffalo culture. Guided facility tours, a live display of Alberta Birds of Prey, and indigenous food sampling are all included. Try your hand at Atl Atl throwing, an ancient hunting technique.

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Calgary Stampede

Calgary, Alberta
2017-07-07 To 2017-07-16 MST

The Calgary Stampede is so large and so iconic it almost defies description. But in the world of all things cowboy, the 104-year-old event, held in and around Stampede Park, is the top of the mountain. So take your pick: bull riding, barrel racing and more in the world's richest, most competitive tournament-style rodeo; the world's premier chuckwagon derby, featuring 36 teams of horses and drivers; or one of Canada's largest music festivals, with five stages and 300 performers, including a slate of international country music headliners.

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