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Indigenous Culture, Heritage & Arts

Want to really know this part of the world? Learn the past and present of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who've lived here thousands of years. Our Indigenous population are decendants from the first people to settle the North American plains. ● Sweet dreams: At Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, camp in a tipi village and wake up to sunlight streaming in through the tipi holes. ● Heritage: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was used by Blackfoot hunters for at least 5,700 years. 

Driftpile Reserve Pow Wow | Rob Ganzeveld

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump | Mike Seehagel

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Capitol Theatre

Edmonton, Alberta
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This beautifully detailed re-creation of Edmonton’s original Capitol Theatre, circa 1929, is a excellent example of the vaudeville stages of the period. The Capitol is Edmonton's home for vintage entertainment, including: classic films, concerts, improv, musical revues and traditional plays including an annual Christmas Pantomime. During the summer public season, the Theatre is home to the 4D movie Northern Light - Edmonton's Journey.Fully licensed concession.

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Bodo Archaeological Site and Centre

Bodo, Alberta

Experience archaeology in action at The Bodo Archaeological Site, one of the largest and most well-preserved pre-contact archaeological areas in Western Canada. Visitors are offered guided tours of the archaeological site and interpretive center, and even have the chance to participate in the ongoing excavation of the site. In addition to tours of the site, our programs also feature plant hikes to learn about flora and fauna used by Aboriginal ancestors, trips to see a bison rubbing stone, and hands-on activities such as traditional pottery making and flint knapping. Please visit our website for more information.

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site

Fort Macleod, Alberta
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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is one of the world's oldest and best preserved buffalo jumps. Known for its remarkable testimony of prehistoric life, the site bears witness to a custom practiced by indigenous people of the North American plains for nearly 6,000 years. With its elaborate drive lane complex and deep archaeological deposits still intact, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump was designated a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1981.

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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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