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Aboriginal 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.
Tipi at Writing-on-Stone Visitor Centre
Tipi at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park Visitor Centre
Tipi at Writing-on-Stone Visitor Centre
Tipi at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park Visitor Centre

Attractions

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Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park

Siksika, Alberta
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Step into a land before time and explore the history of the Siksika Nation with displays, performances, events and tipi camping at this unique museum and historical park southeast of Calgary.

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Bodo Archaeological Centre

Provost, Alberta

The Bodo Archaeological Center is located 35 km southeast of Provost, Alberta. It is one of Alberta's largest archaeological sites inhabited for over 5,000 years by Aboriginal bison hunters. The center is open daily from April 30th to August 31st and visitors can enjoy archaeology tours and camps.

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The Lost American Art Gallery & Museum

Longview, Alberta
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Specializing in vintage turquoise jewelry Navajo rugs pottery and baskets. We also carry landscape and wildlife paintings bronzes books and cards by local artists. The museum features turn of the century saddles bridles and chaps. Also jewelry pottery and baskets from many Native American Tribes.

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Travel Offers

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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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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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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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Tours

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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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Mahikan Trails

Canmore, Alberta

An aboriginal Company specializing in hands on experiential opportunities.

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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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Events

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International Peace Pow Wow

Lethbridge, Alberta
2017-02-25 to 2017-02-26 MST

The Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society Presents the 2017 International Peace Pow-Wow & Festival at the ENMAX Centre in Lethbridge, AB on Saturday February 25th and Sunday February 26th, 2017! Two full days of Pow-Wow dance and music competitions, Miss Blackfoot Canada specials, arts, crafts and so much more at the ENMAX Centre, February 25th and 26th, open at 10:00 a.m daily. It's Pow-Wow Time!

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Maple Festival Des Sucres

Calgary, Alberta
2017-03-04 to 2017-03-05 MST

Celebrate French Canadian, Metis and First Nations' culture at the 15th annual Calgary Maple Festival Des Sucres at Heritage Park on March 4th and 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Start your day with a traditional Sugar Shack meal then enjoy a full roster of entertainment, including music and dancing, exhibits and demonstrations and magic and circus shows, all throughout the park. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, enjoy lots of outdoor family games and don't miss the maple taffy on snow. Tickets can be pre-purchased on line.

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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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