Legends of the Sky
near Castle Mountain Resort, Alberta

with a guest storyteller from the Blackfoot Nation

First nation tours in AlbertaIndigenous tours in Alberta
Legends of the Sky
* with a guest storyteller from the Blackfoot Nation
** near Castle Mountain Resort

It is in our human nature to tell stories of the natural world and the night sky is no exception. The stories among the stars connect us to universal truths about ourselves and the world. Join us on a guided night snowshoe to hear stories from around the world. Then during an evening fire, our Indigenous friends will connect all of us with stories from the Blackfoot perspective.

SATURDAY (Dec  23 -Mar 30)


5:30 -
9:30 PM


per person, not including taxes

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Prepare for your trip!

Packing for your trip
Ensure you bring a backpack, water, winter hiking boots, winter coat, snowpants, warm hat, warm gloves, sunglasses or ski goggles. Weather can be windy or change suddenly, so come prepared!

The day of your tour
An email is sent out the week leading up to your tour. Ensure you read this email as it will review the meeting location and other information important for your day.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early so that we can start the tour on time. Your guide may not be able to wait for you to arrive.

Highlights of this tour
  • Great activity post skiing at Castle

  • Fireside chat with stories from Indigenous storytellers

  • Snowshoeing at night while learning about the stars

  • Incredible knowledge from local guides

  • Cozy fire with traditional and yummy snacks

Donation to the Piikani Traditional Knowledge Services 
✔ Use of hiking poles
✔ Use of headlamps
✔ Use of microspikes or snowshoes
✔ Hot beverage
✔ Traditional snack around fire
✔ Indigenous storyteller
✔ Professional and certified guide
✔ Safety equipment (carried by guide: wilderness first aid kit, emergency tarp, satellite communication device)

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Join this cultural and magical experience!

Our adventure begins a short distance from Castle Mountain Resort and in the Castle Parks. We will meet at the Main Parking Lot at Syncline Cross Country Ski Trails. From here we will strap on a pair of snowshoes, introduce the evening with our expert and local guides, then we will hit the trails. Our guides will introduce you to night adventures and the magic that appears under the stars from a worldly perspective.

Our snowshoe will be gentle and less than 5kms. We will head out to a night sky lookout point and if it is a clear night, we will take some time to enjoy the stars in a remote area. There is nothing like seeing the stars without the light pollution of the city. On full moon weekends, it is more difficult to see the stars, but the night sky has a different story to tell.

If the night sky is not clear, we will still be exploring and hope that our storytelling will help you envision a much bigger world outside of Earth.

When we return from the snowshoe, we will have a fireside chat with a hot beverage and a traditional Indigenous snack. Stay tuned for some incredible stories from our friends from the Blackfoot Nation. While you listen to these stories, we hope you find meaning in how our stories from around the world connect us all.

* Early or late season may not have enough snow for snowshoeing. If this is the case, we will still continue the tour, but without snowshoes and will winter hike.

* When the sun sets later, we may not see the stars until we have the fire. In this case, we will enjoy the stars from the firepit. The bonus is that we get the sunset and stars! Mid-March, we have a time change and it will not get dark until near the end of the evening.

Tentative Itinerary

5:30PM | Meet at Syncline Cross Country Ski trails (south entrance)

6:00PM | Head onto the trails

6:00 – 8:00PM | Snowshoe

8:00 - 9:30PM | Après snowshoe and fireside chat

Snowshoe Location: Syncline Cross Country Ski Trails

Meeting Location: South Staging Area – Main Parking Area (directions will be sent upon booking)

Driving distance is about 5 minutes from Castle Mountain Resort and 10 minutes from Beaver Mines.

Tours can be offered to private groups with a minimum of six people. Please contact us for a private booking.

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BOOK IN ADVANCE TO ENSURE YOUR SPOTWe love to share this experience with others and to highlight some incredible people. Sometimes people can book last minute, but because this tour requires a lot of logistics and multiple people, we might close off bookings at least a week in advance.

Select a date on the calendar to book your tour, or contact us to book a private tour.

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