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Family Weekend Activities in Edmonton

MC Family

July 28, 2021

Alberta’s capital city, Edmonton, is filled with opportunities to explore! From the River Valley to West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton has something for everyone. Located 1.5 hours Northeast of Edmonton, Métis Crossing encourages everyone to make the roadtrip out of the city and experience our distinct Indigenous culture, learning from Métis stories shared by Métis people. Of course, there are many opportunities for adventure and we love to support our fellow Indigenous tourism operators and destinations, that’s why we are highlighting fun family weekend activities in Edmonton offered by Indigenous operators! Keep reading to learn about fun family weekend activities in Edmonton that highlight Indigenous heritage and people.

Wase Saba Experiences

Sissy Thiessen invites you join her in the Powwow Circle for a culturally immersive to learn more about Indigenous history, awareness, dance, storytelling and more. Sissy Thiessen is a Treaty 6 Nakota Sioux, Cree & German Indigenous cultural facilitator, Powwow dancer, crafter, beader, spoken word poet and creative writer with family roots in Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation. Join Sissy as she celebrates her culture through this one of a kind Indigenous Powwow Dance Experience in which guests can experience an authentic dance performance, Powwow education & stories of origin, handle real beadwork and partake in a group round dance!

Learn more about this Indigenous experience in Edmonton that is sure to be fun for the whole family by visiting:

Talking Rock Tours

Talking Rock Tours is Alberta’s a geo-educational hiking and sightseeing adventure company. Offering geo-educational small group experiences while exploring Alberta’s geological wonders. Talking Rock shares natural and cultural history, as well as indigenous storytelling to create a truly unique holistic experience. Talking Rock offers customizable, smaller group, knowledge-sharing that will provide the perfect weekend family adventure for your entire family!

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ReSkilled Life

Located just 1-hour North of Edmonton, Reskilled Life is worth the drive, but they also offer online experiences! ReSkilled Life training provider in Alberta’s boreal forest. Located on 25 acres of wild paradise, the school is dedicated to preserving and sharing traditional skills so that students can reconnect with their roots and get to know the lives of their ancestors in the modern day. This 100% Indigenous run traditional skills school offers guided tours. Join them to learn how to forage for edible and medicinal plants, traditionally brain tan a hide, make moccasins, or create beautiful Metis style beadwork in their Indigenous Arts Classes.

Learn more about Reskilled Life and how you can join them for a family friendly weekend adventure by visiting:

Looking for more family friendly weekend adventures grounded in Indigenous culture and history? Visit for a complete listing of Indigenous destination in Alberta!

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