SUMMER MEDICINE WALK





Join us on a walk with a knowledgeable guide who will share the fascinating historical medicines of the boreal forest from a Cree lineage. Your guide will share family stories passed down the generations.  


The guide lays tobacco and offers a small prayer, then you walk into the landscape of the Canadian Boreal Forest to hear the teachings of the land.

T
our Length and Description

Time – The tour will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours for a round trip.
Physical Ability – The tour is rated as easy with a relaxed walking pace and plenty of stopping to explore plants.
Elevation Gain – The elevation is negligible depending on the location for the walk, the distance is approximately 2.5 km (.9  - 1.9 miles).
Terrain – The terrain is generally easy and on well established trails.

Meeting Point and Departure Times

Departure Dates – Daily beginning of May to mid October
Meeting Point – Middle Lake
Please note, the location is subject to change.
Other – Clients will be provided with the office number as well as a contact number for their guides to ensure prompt arrival.
Departure Time – The tour starts at the trailhead at 10:00 am

Price: $50 for adults, $25 for 12 and under

What You Should Bring:

Rain/Wind proof Jacket
Rain/Wind proof pants
Sun hat
Sunglasses
Sturdy shoes or boots
Back pack for extra gear
Water (see below for our water drinking tips)
Extra Snacks
Camera!

What We Supply:

Hiking Poles (on request)
Traditional Bush Tea
Sitting Mats
Guides

Water Tips:

We often hear from some clients how they just don’t enjoy drinking water, however; it is necessary to stay hydrated. The hotter it is, the more important it is to drink, so we have a few tips for you on how to stay hydrated.


The day before your walk/hike use a Nalgene water bottle with hot water and throw a herbal tea bag into it, a dash of honey helps to! Let this get cool and refrigerate it overnight. We like to add frozen berries before a hike and this makes it even more delicious.
Great teas or infusions to use are mint (helps you to sweat and is good to drink hot or cold in summer), berries (helps keep those electrolytes up) and citrus (very satisfying and thirst quenching).
Bring along at least 2 litres of water for longer and more strenuous hikes and at least 1 litre for the shorter hikes.
Be sure to keep the snacks up to stay balanced with electrolytes!


 



Mahikan Trails

SUMMER MEDICINE WILD CRAFTING








Come learn the art of wild crafting medicinal plants. Your guide will focus on some unique identification methods with around 5 to 10 common plants that can be very useful for medicines.


The guide lays tobacco and a smudge before leading you onto the land and into the home of the standing people.


Program Length and Description

What You Will Learn

You will learn to identify a number of plants, how to harvest and how to use them as medicines.


We will then make some very simple medicines from some of the plants and learn how to store what has been collected so they can be used in the future.


A good amount of information is given on the medicinal uses of the plants as well as a few fun recipes to try out!


Time – The program is approximately 6 - 8 hours.
Physical Ability – The tour is rated as easy with a relaxed walking pace and plenty of stopping to explore plants.
Elevation Gain – The elevation is negligible depending on the location for the walk, the distance may cover 1 km or slightly longer. We walk at a very slow and easy pace so we can scout for plants!
Terrain – The terrain is generally easy.

Meeting Point and Time

Dates – TBC
Meeting Point Painted Warriors
Other – Clients will be provided with the office number as well as a contact number for their guides to ensure prompt arrival.
Program Time – The program starts at 9:00 am and finished between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Price: $150 per person

What You Should Bring:

A few cloth bags for gathering

Jars and containers

General digging tools

Sharp knife

Rain/Wind proof Jacket
Rain/Wind proof pants
Sun hat
Sunglasses
Sturdy shoes or boots
Back pack for extra gear
Water (see below for our water drinking tips)
Extra Snacks
Camera!