Painted Warriors

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Painted Warriors is an 82-acre ranch located in the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains, a quiet place to recharge, and reconnect. Offering six large canvas tents and open year-round, guests are invited to engage their senses through half-day interpretative forest walks, horseback riding, archery, winter snowshoe experiences, and craft workshops. Infused throughout are the traditions, stories and customs of Tim Mearns and Tracey Klettl’s Cree, Ojibway and Metis culture. It’s a wonderful way to participate, learn, and have fun in the process.

Cost:  Different programs have different costs. Click here for prices.

Best Time to Go: Open year round, with each season offering something unique with landscape and activities.

Where to Stay:  Accommodation is on the ranch, with bedding provided inside large canvas tents, adjacent to bathrooms.

Where to Eat: Around the campfire. Meals are prepared on-site.

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Getting There: The ranch is located about 90 minutes drive from Calgary, or 3 hours south of Edmonton. Click here for directions from either city.

Notes from Robin: With their warmth, honesty, hospitality and humour, Painted Warriors provides an opportunity to approach and engage with Indigenous people, culture and traditions in a beautiful environment, and in an inviting, safe space.

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