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 holiday escape
What are your plans for the winter and Holiday season? Why not escape with family, friends, for a unique snowshoe journey into the forest; followed by a traditional outdoor holiday meal and a cozy warm tea or hot chocolate around a toasty fire afterwards! We have spaces available for anyone who wants to add an essence of nature, tradition and adventure to their winter season and holidays.
You'll learn 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 also learn about winter medicine and the use of natural elements from the forest for healing and sustenance.
Come out to Painted Warriors and discover the gifts the land gives us this season.
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.