the out door fun specialists!

The combination of Painted Warriors and Mahikan trails provides a wide variety of authentic Aboriginal and traditional outdoor programs from well trained tour guides and operators

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Painted Warriors Ranch

Mountain View County, Alberta

One hour North West of Calgary, Alberta and 10 min off of Highway 22.

Find us on Google Maps under Painted Warriors Ranch.

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  • Horse Riding Alberta LG
  • Winter Camping in ALberta
  • Alberta Archery Lessons sm
  • Traditional First Nations Hides


A good time in the great outdoors is what we are all about. We are an Aboriginal tourism company with a splash of fun and adventure. We offer cultural packages, retreats, glamping, survival weekends, plant medicine walks, riding lessons, archery, and more.

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Techniques taught are tried and true, with some stemming from the British Military and some from the Métis and First Nations of long ago.

Program Highlights

  • Also known as “Traditional Native Living Skills”
  • Unique skills can be used and transferred to the work environment
  • Excellent opportunity for learning and education

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Students are able to try a wide variety of riding disciplines.

Program Highlights

  • Lessons from a nationally recognized instructor
  • Progress from beginner to more advanced levels
  • Option of challenging Equine Canada rider levels
  • Riding facility has a variety of arenas and courses to learn on

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Our mandate is to educate and promote outdoor and cultural skills which can be enjoyed by visitors or by students seeking to achieve employment within the tourism industry.

Program Highlights

  • Retreats
  • Survival Weekends
  • Hunter Education

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During the evenings we enjoyed sitting around a large camp fire while being entertained with live music provided by our guides. The overall camp experience was exceptional and a testimony to the owner’s commitment to ensuring participants enjoyed their experience.

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Tour packages

We offer authentic programs and partner with our friends from across Alberta to bring together the unique and diverse cultures of many First Nations and Metis.


Winter Tours

Come outside with us this winter! We offer unique snowshoe adventures where you can escape into pristine wilderness, gain new skills, and learn about Indigenous history and culture.

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Archery provides hours of fun for all ages. We supply all the equipment and our certified instructors are available to help. We have an outdoor course of 3D targets as well as a field archery course.

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Wake up to the sound of birds and nature at its finest in a unique comfort glamping experience. We make glamping easy with our complete setup, so you can focus on choosing from a menu of experiences.

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One Day Program

Enjoy guided, interpretive and interactive hikes and immerse yourself in the feeling of being surrounded by nature. Navigate hiking trails that few are lucky enough to have traversed.

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Training Programs

In addition to providing a unique cultural experience for visitors, our company also provides a variety of certified training programs for students seeking employment in the tourism industry.

Why Choose Painted Warriors

We offer practical and technical training with national certification, which opens doors and offers new and exciting opportunities or careers within the tourism and outdoor industries. Our courses and tourism programs are offered year round.

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Training Programs We Teach

  • Equestrian
  • Hunting Guide
  • Outfitter
  • Hunter Education
  • Interpretive Guide
  • Outdoor
  • Cooking
  • First Aid
  • Backcountry Bootcamp
  • O.C.C
  • Equine First Aid

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Ready for an outdoor adventure

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Covid-19 Protocols at Painted Warrior:  At Painted Warrior, we put our visitors wellness and safety first and have put in place protocols to ensure the safety of our guests so you can confidently enjoy all of our activities. Read our Covid-19 protocols >