Dancer, Elder, and Additional Programs

Enjoy a guided tour program as part of your visit, meeting, or event booking.

$75.00 per tour   *30 person capacity/program guide or tour

*Programs are scheduled as 45 minutes – 1 hour

Sample Tour Options:

Tipi Teachings

Enjoy one of Wanuskewin’s most popular programs! Gain insight into traditional teachings with this hands-on program discussing the practical purpose of each tipi pole, and connections to each stage of life. Come and try it yourself! *Indoors 

A Step Back in Time Walk

Step back in time with one of our interpretive guides on the Path of the People. This walk incorporates the archaeological story of Wanuskewin and will give you a glimpse of what life was like on the prairie long ago. *Outdoors

Native Plant Walk

This trail walk introduces participants to the plants used in many ways by Plains Indigenous peoples. From bug repellent to basket making, the Opimihaw Valley has it all! *Outdoors

Northern Plains Technology: The Bison

Millions of bison once roamed the Central and Northern Plains, and Indigenous peoples depended upon them for survival. Learn about the bison, and its place in the centre of Plains cultures. Understand and see examples of how every part of the bison was used to provide food, tools, shelter, weapons, toys, and even glue. *Indoors


To view all the tour options, or for special requests, visit our Group Tours Page

Dance Performances

2:00 p.m. – Daily – Beginning May long weekend until September long weekend, and Saturdays through the year. Join us in the Circle Area or Amphitheatre to watch (location is dependent upon the weather). 30 – 45 minutes

Traditional Powwow Dances and Drumming Presentations can be booked to enhance your meeting or event onsite at Wanuskewin or offsite within the City of Saskatoon. E-mail bookings@wanuskewin.com or call 306.931.6767 ext 3.   For package prices and options, see below.

PLEASE NOTE for offsite bookings:  Out of respect for Indigenous Culture, the Dancers, Drums, Regalia, Eagle Feathers, and other sacred items present, there can be NO OPEN ALCOHOL during any Dance Performance or Elder Services.

KIHIW (The Hawk)

  • 1 First Nations Powwow Style Dancer
  • 1 First Nations Singer/Drummer
  • Approx. 30 minute performance

Price: $500.00

MASKWA (The Bear)

  • 2 First Nations Powwow Style Dancers
  • 2 First Nations Singers/Drummers
  • Approx. 35-40 minute performance

Price: $1000.00

MAHIHKAN (The Wolf)

  • 3 First Nations Powwow Style Dancers
  • 2 First Nations Singers/Drummers
  • Approx. 45 minute performance

Price: $1,250.00

PASKWAW-MOSTOS (The Buffalo)

  • 5 First Nations Powwow Style Dancers
  • 1 Drum Group (4-5 First Nations Singers)
  • Approx. 60 minute performance

Price: $2,500.00

MIKISIW (The Eagle)

  • 8 First Nations Powwow Style Dancers
  • 1 Drum Group (4-5 First Nations Singers)
  • Approx. 120 minute performance

Price: $3250.00

Elder Talk and Prayer

Set the right course for your meeting or day with an Elder who can bless your meeting and help set the pathway for your intentions.  Please contact us to request an Elder to open your meeting with a prayer and talk, or smudge.  Groups are asked to provide and present their own tobacco to the Elder on the meeting day.

$300.00 – Elder Blessing and Prayer, or Smudge (please specify when requesting)
$300.00 – Elder as part of your meeting or gathering for up to half day (based on request and availability)
$600.00 – Elder as part of your meeting or gathering for full day (based on request and availability)

Other Opportunities

Do you have something special in mind that we can assist with that we have not listed above? Please do not hesitate to ask since we love working with groups to create a special experience and something culturally authentic and unique. Email bookings@wanuskewin.com or call 306.931.6767 ext 3.