Following in the footsteps of her family lineage as a Cree/Iroquois Metis guide from the Kwarakwante lineage of Jasper, Alberta where she grew up, owner-operator of Mahikan Trails, Brenda Holder has a passion for sharing her Traditional knowledge. From making plant-based medicine to learning bush craft survival skills or mastering the art of crafting moccasins, Mahikan Trails will guide you to explore the world from a different perspective. Year-round you can join Brenda and Mahikan Trails in the boreal forest (just 30-minutes from Banff or 70-minutes from Calgary) to see the world of the woods through an Indigenous lens. Learn the fascinating history and practical uses of the medicinal plants, trees and flowers that thrive in picture-perfect Canmore and feel the forest come alive as you see beyond the everyday to understand the significance of the land, the animals and living traditions of your Indigenous guide. Discover traditional survival skills in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. In summertime explore the trails through the boreal forest and learn to identify plants and make simple medicines. In wintertime snowshoe the trails of Métis ancestors; come for a few hours or a few days, leave with the gift of our traditional knowledge.
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Mahikan Trails82 Grotto Way
Canmore, Alberta, T1W 1J9
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Indigenous respect for the force of winter
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