Bimaagimose Snowshoe Experience
Bimaagimose, meaning he/she snowshoes along. Pronounced bee-mah-gi-mo-say. Click below to hear.
Step into the outdoors and immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind Indigenous winter story.
Bimagimose Day experience
Enjoy a Winter wonderland enriched with land based learning.
Our day experience explores gifts from the land and how indigneous people worked in connection to the land, to survive the cold winter months.
Our day experience starts with a quick safety lesson on snowshoes, then a snow shoe tour through our beautiful forest. We explore natural navigation, winter medicine and animal tracks. The experience ends with a campfire meal in our cozy outdoor shelter.
Program duration 3 hours
Start time 9am and 1pm
The Guiding Lights of Our Ancestors
Come out to Painted Warriors and strap on some snowshoes and let us take you on a journey in the footsteps of our ancestors.
Imagine walking on top of a blanket of snow under the light of Grandmother Moon, navigating through the tall trees being only guided by the starry sky, the way that our ancestors used to do!
Learn about how our ancestors used natural navigation to find their way and discover how the stars were our calendar and our time clock. We will share our traditional Indigenous stories as we explore the forest under the night sky.
Join us at Painted Warriors and discover the gifts the land gives us this season.
Program Duration: Around 3 Hours
Start Time: 5 pm (please arrive 15 minutes before for orientation)
Available: January - March
“The stars provide a map for storytelling rich with mystery and clues of a hidden world”
At the Ranch
Before we head out to explore, we will enjoy a hearty meal around the fire. After your experience, we'll serve you warm mint tea harvested from our land to complete your experience.
Whether you’re a first-timer on snowshoes or experienced in the outdoors, when you come outdoors with one of our Indigenous guides, you’ll gain a new understanding of your relationship to the land which we hope stays with you long after leaving Painted Warriors.
What do I need to bring?
We will be spending approximately three hours outdoors so we ask that you wear warm, winter clothing such as a heavy jacket, snow pants, hiking or snow boots, a warm head covering such as a toque, as well as a scarf and gloves. Please bring your own water bottle, which you can fill on site.
We will outfit you with snowshoes and poles so you’re ready to hit the trails and we will have hand and foot warmers handy to keep you toasty and warm.
We are taking precautions to keep our guests safe so they can enjoy our beautiful outdoors and activities with the confidence we’re putting their health and wellness first. At this time, we ask all visitors booking accommodations with us to bring their own sleeping bag and pillow. We recommend packing a good quality winter sleeping during the colder months (we generally recommended a bag for up to minus 20 to ensure you’re cozy all night long).
Please review our safety protocols prior to arriving.