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.
A unique winter escape
Let us guide you through a winter landscape on snowshoe as we share our winter traditions along quiet, snowy trails as you shed the stress of daily life and enter the deep tranquility of the forest.
Your guide will share basic natural navigation techniques, animal track identification and fire lighting using traditional tools—all skills that were, and still are, relied upon today to thrive during the months of snow. You’ll learn about winter medicine and the use of natural elements from the forest for healing and sustenance.
As we explore the forest, we’ll stop to notice tracks and you’ll have a chance to learn how to track wind direction and other navigational clues to chart our course.
Program Duration: Around 3 Hours
Start Time: 9AM
Available: December - March
“The snow provides a blank canvas for storytelling rich with mystery and clues of a hidden world”
Back at the Ranch
After we've explored the forest, we’ll return to the ranch and cozy around a roaring fire and share a delicious, traditional lunch made from family recipes and warm up with a traditional blend of pine needle tea. As we close, you’ll have a chance to reflect and share thoughts on the experience together.
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.
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.
What do I need to bring?
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.