Immerse in the rich indigenous histories of the foothills of Alberta through two Indigenous cultural centres representing Sikisika Nation, a Blackfoot community, and visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
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
Located at the end of Dinosaur Trail, The Royal Tyrrell Museum is the only museum in Canada dedicated to the science of paleontology, which means you’re going to see a lot of very large, very fascinating and very old fossils here. Nine galleries showcase over 365 million years of evolution on land and sea. You’ll walk beside reconstructed skeletons of some of the largest and most fierce creatures ever to roam the earth, explore the deep blue body of water that once engulfed what is now the Alberta Badlands, and feel the chill of the Ice Age.
Outdoors there’s plenty to explore too. You are in the heart of the Canadian Badlands, home to the hoodoos – unique and impressive landforms that are stark in their beauty, and a steadily eroding landmark that will at some point in time meet the same fate as the prehistoric beasts housed within the museum’s walls.Website: www.TyrrellMuseum.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
- 2 nights deluxe accommodations
- Siksika Nation historical park admittance
- Visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum
* 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.
Cultural Experiences in Southern Alberta Image Gallery
Calgary Peace Bridge
Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park
Royal Tyrell Museum
Grey Eagle Resort and Casino