Snowshoe tours

Come and join us for a unique and fun adventure that the whole family can enjoy! We are now offering a variety of snowshoe tours including:

  • Cultural tours
  • Night tours
  • Snow shoes and animal tracks
  • Discovery tours


Cultural Tours

Clients will learn about natural navigation as they place a shadow stick on the path at the start of the tour. Our knowledgable guide will explain the difference between modern snowshoes and traditional first nations snowshoes. We then take you on a historical journey and talk about the Metis and first nations way of life, how snowshoes where an important part of winter travel.

The guide will identify some of the plants along the way and explain the traditional uses of them (yes there is winter medicine!)

The tour will end back at the campfire if weather permits or the Hungry Wolf trading post where all guest will enjoy some bush tea and hot berry soup with bannock.

This Tour takes 3 hours to complete.

Night Tours/ Star Gazing

Clients will learn about natural navigation as they place a shadow stick on the path at the start of the tour. Our knowledgable guide will explain the difference between modern snowshoes and traditonal first nations snowshoes. We then take you on a historical journey and talk about the Metis and first nations way of life, how snowshoes where an important part of winter travel.

The guide will identify some of the plants along the way and explain the traditional uses of them (yes there is winter medicine!)

We will come back to the campfire if weather permits or the Hungry Wolf trading post where all guest will enjoy some bush tea and hot berry soup with bannock. When everyone has had a chance to warm up, we will turn our eyes to the cosmos and take in the amazing sight that can only be seen in a rural environment, and with the amazing night sky, we will tell our stories and own version of the stars before us.

This Tour takes 4 hours to complete.

Snow Shoes and Animal Tracks

This tour is an education trip as we learn about animal tracks and what they can tell us. We follow our forest trail and look for tracks of all kinds from pine martins to moose and elk tracks. Along the way the guide will talk about some very interesting facts regarding the different tracks.

This trip ends at the camp fire where guests will warm up with some hot tea and traditional snacks.

3 hours to complete this tour
9am to noon, 1pm to 4pm

Discovery Tour

The discovery tour is an exciting combination of all the other tours we offer, which provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some fresh air while learning new skills.

This tour will enrich you with knowledge of natural navigation, geology, animal tracks and first nations perspectives on these skills.

This is a very hands on experiential style program, and we carry this them right to the end as each participant will get a try at making pemmican and bannock at the fire.

This is a very involved tour and takes longer than the others to complete.

4 hours to complete this tour.

Company Info

Painted Warriors Ranch,

Mountain View County, Alberta

403-637-9138

tracey.paintedwarriors@gmail.com