Immerse in the rich indigenous histories of the foothills of Alberta through two Indigenous cultural centres representing Sikisika Nation, a Blackfoot community, and Chiniki First Nation, a community of Stoney Nakoda peoples. Walk inside a tipi, see an archaeological dig of an ancient village, and hear stories of the past.
May - October
Cultural Experiences in Southern Alberta Itinerary
Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, located on the Tsuut’ina First Nation and with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, is one of Calgary’s newest entertainment destinations. Minutes from the downtown core, this 4-Star Resort is miles away from a hectic day. Treat yourself to the hotel’s amenities including, fantastic dining options, Casino and first class concerts in the Event Centre. Guests also enjoy super-Wifi, the large indoor pool and free mountain bike rentals to explore the nearby trails around the Glenmore Reservoir.Website: www.GreyEagleResortandCasino.ca
Step into a land before time and explore the history of the Siksika Nation with displays, performances, events at this unique Blackfoot interpretive centre and historical park southeast of Calgary. Designated a National Historic Site, this crossing of the Bow River was traditionally a bison-hunting and gathering place and was home to significant moments in history including the signing of Treaty 7. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the surrounding numerous historic sites which includes an archaeological dig an ancient Fortified Village, while inside the centre, visit the gift shop and café.Website: www.BlackfootCrossing.ca
Uncover a truly authentic experience celebrating food, art, music, culture and storytelling of Chiniki First Nation, a community of Stoney Nakoda peoples. Visitors can enjoy an indoor experience in Stones Restaurant, Gallery Shop and Cultural Exhibitions or participate in special programming and experiences in an authentic Tipi Encampment.Website: www.ChinikiCulturalCentre.com
Authentic Indigenous Experiences
Authentic indigenous experiences are delivered by indigenous tourism businesses located from across Canada and many are members of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC).
Indigenous Tourism can be defined as all tourism businesses majority owned, operated and/or controlled by First Nations, Metis, or Inuit Peoples that can demonstrate a connection and responsibility to the local indigenous community and traditional territory where the operation resides.x
This package includes experiences with the following authentic Indigenous tourism businesses:
- Grey Eagle Resort and Casino owned by Tsuut'ina Nation
- Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, operated by the Siksika Nation
- Chiniki Cultural Centre owned by the Chiniki Economic Development Corporation
- 2 nights deluxe accommodations
- Siksika Nation historical park admittance
* Package price is the suggested starting price per person based on a double occupancy and does not include taxes.
** Flight option not included in package price. Transportation may vary to customer request and availability.
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Calgary Peace Bridge
Chiniki Cultural Centre
Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park
Grey Eagle Resort and Casino