With guided and self-guided tour options available, choose how you experience the landscape, spirit, and history of Wanuskewin.

Guided Tours

Learn from one of our experienced interpreters on a guided tour. Perfect for school groups, businesses, families, and more, our tours provide an immersive opportunity to interact with Northern Plains Indigenous culture. With four core programs available year round, we rotate through seasonal program offerings in the fall and winter (September to March) and the spring and summer (April to August) for a variety of tours throughout the year.

What does a guided tour include?

  • Admission to the site for the group
  • Up to two hours of programming (extra programs can be added at an additional cost)
  • Access to the Visitor Centre’s Exhibits, Galleries, and Gift Shop
  • Access to our 7 km trail system, playground, and Bison Viewing Platform
  • Access to seasonal offerings (e.g., snowshoes in winter)
  • Daily Dance Presentations (available May to September long weekend)

Check out our Teacher Appreciation Weekend on April 6th & 7th, 2024!

Join us for a Teacher Appreciation Weekend with cultural programming and teacher focused information sessions to see how Wanuskewin can support Indigenous connections for your students!

 

This weekend will be a FREE admission weekend for all educators, including teachers, EAs, ECEs, homeschool teachers, post-secondary instructors, and education students.
Families of educators will get in for a reduced family rate of $20.

The weekend features include:

  • Indigenous Artisan Market all weekend
  • Door Prizes and Raffle
    • Enter for a chance to win door prizes, a 1-year family membership, or even a field trip for your class
  • Teacher Information Sessions in the morning and afternoon
    • Focusing on field trips, self-guided materials, outreach, and cancellation policies in case of STF sanctions
  • Information tables
  • The chance to trial our new self-guided materials
  • and a variety of our cultural programming to participate in!

Drop-In Programming Special Events Artisan Markets

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Teacher Appreciation Weekend

Join us for a Teacher Appreciation Weekend with cultural programming and teacher focused information sessions to see how Wanuskewin can support Indigenous connections for your students!

6 Apr - 7 Apr

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Self-guided Visits

Explore Wanuskewin at your own pace. Wander through our Visitor Centre’s exhibits, take in an Indigenous art exhibition in our two galleries, or walk along our 7 km trail system in the opimihāw Valley.

What does a self-guided visit include?

  • Admission to the site for the group
  • Access to the Visitor Centre’s Exhibits, Galleries, and Gift Shop
  • Access to our 7 km trail system, playground, and Bison Viewing Platform
  • Access to seasonal offerings (e.g., snowshoes in winter)
  • Daily Dance Presentations (available May 1st to September long weekend)

 

Guided tours and self-guided visits must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Complete the form below to secure your spot.

 

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Year Round Programs

All Ages
Year Round

Tipi Teachings

The tipi is the perfect home for life on the plains.
All Ages
Year Round

Traditional Games

In order to survive the challenging environment of the plains, children were taught survival skills in the form of games.
All Ages
Year Round

Step Back in Time Walk

Get a glimpse of what daily life was like on the plains long ago during our Step Back in Time Walk.
All Ages
Year Round

Dance Presentation

This program is an exploration of Indigenous dance styles as an art form and ceremony, a personal expression of the dancer’s culture and identity, and a way...

Fall and Winter Programs

(September to March)

Gr. 4 and up
September to March

Northern Plains Technology

Before modern conveniences, bison were a major source of food, tools, and shelter to Northern Plains Indigenous peoples.
All Ages
September to March

Exhibits Tour

A guided tour of our exhibit spaces and exploration time with our interactive displays.
Gr. 4 and up
September to March

Art Tour

From larger than life outdoor sculptures to tiny, intricate beading patterns, participants will learn about some of the key features that Indigenous artists use in their work.
Gr. 4 and up
Winter (only when there's snow on the ground)

Voyageur Games

Learn about Métis culture through this winter relay race based on Voyageur Games.
Pre-K - Gr. 3
Winter (only when there's snow on the ground)

Puppet Tales

This program for young learners includes a puppet show, interactive activities, and hands-on learning tools to introduce students to Indigenous storytelling.
All Ages
September to March

wâhkôhtowin: Bison Kinship

This program is a two-hour specialty program that explores the concept of wâhkôhtowin (Cree for kinship, or “all of my relations”) through the cultural, spiritual, and physical...

Spring and Summer Programs

(April to August)

All Ages
April to August

Bison Walk

Learn about bison as a keystone species to the grassland ecosystem, and as a cultural keystone to Northern Plains Indigenous peoples.
Gr. 4 and up
May to August

Native Plant Walk

Learn about the medicinal and edible plants in the opimihāw Valley that Indigenous peoples use for sustenance, shelter, and tools.
Gr. 4 and up
April to August

Archaeology Walk

Join one of our guides to learn about the archaeological efforts made at Wanuskewin with information from artifacts and oral history.
Gr. 4 and up
April to August, weather permitting

Bannock Bake

The Bannock Bake program gives participants the opportunity to try their hand at cooking bannock over a fire while they learn about the history of bannock, its...
Gr. 4 and up
April to August

opimihāw Walk

From across the northern plains, Indigenous peoples would travel to the opimihāw Valley to gather, hunt, and survive the winter.

Tour Pricing

Student Regular (Pre-K to Grade 12) Up to 30 people $200
Small (Pre-K to Grade 12) Up to 12 people $125
Post-secondary Regular Up to 30 people $250
Small Up to 12 people $175
Adult/Corporate Regular Up to 30 people $275
Small Up to 12 people $175
Extra Program (45-60 min) Per group n/a $75
All ages Regular Up to 30 people $150
Small Up to 12 people $100
All ages 1 Outreach Session Up to 30 people $125
Extra Session Up to 4 additional sessions per day $75
Outreach Dance Presentation Variable Variable
Mileage Based on travel distance Variable

Outreach and Virtual Programming

We offer a selection of our programs as in-person outreach and have virtual programming available on request. Please note that virtual programming and in-person outreach is not available in May or June.

What does outreach include?

  • One 45-60 minute session
    • Up to four sessions can be booked in one day
  • Programs can be done in your classroom, gym, library, outside, etc.
  • Drop-in tables/booths can also be booked for your festival or event

What does a virtual program include?

  • Specialty programming available on request
  • A live program with one of our guides, knowledge keepers, or dancers
  • Video conferencing platform of your choice
  • Pricing depends on type of programming requested

Outreach and virtual programming must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Complete the form below to secure your spot.

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Gr. 4 and up
September to March

Northern Plains Technology

Before modern conveniences, bison were a major source of food, tools, and shelter to Northern Plains Indigenous peoples.
All Ages
Year Round

Traditional Games

In order to survive the challenging environment of the plains, children were taught survival skills in the form of games.
Gr. 4 and up
Winter (only when there's snow on the ground)

Voyageur Games

Learn about Métis culture through this winter relay race based on Voyageur Games.
Pre-K - Gr. 3
Winter (only when there's snow on the ground)

Puppet Tales

This program for young learners includes a puppet show, interactive activities, and hands-on learning tools to introduce students to Indigenous storytelling.
All Ages
Year Round

Dance Presentation Outreach

This program is an exploration of Indigenous dance styles as an art form and ceremony, a personal expression of the dancer’s culture and identity, and a way...

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