Due to Covid 19 and crowded trails, our current group size is 8. Small groups make for better learning!
Please do not attend if you have been out of the country recently or if you have Flu-like symptoms. Thank you for your consideration.
Our edible plant hikes, introduce you to the native, edible foods, in Kananaskis. Each hike takes you to a different eco-system to build your plant knowledge of plant communities in Aspen, Pine and Spruce forests and creek-side habitats.
On our edible plant hikes, you will learn:
- To read the health of plant communities and know the best season to collect.
- The relationship animals have to plants and the role of the plant in the eco-system
- Recognize the plant’s habitat and where to find them
- Safe identification of a handful of native edible plants
- A variety of historic and current uses of these plants
- How to be safe in the woods while foraging.
- How to identify Toxic plants.
Your Certified Professional Guide brings deep wilderness awareness skills, wilderness first aid training and safe group management skills, as well as respectful, cultural practices.
July 11, Sun - Dyson Falls, Sandy McNabb
July 18, Sun - Powderface Ridge, Elbow Falls area July 25, Sun - Etherington Creek, Highwood Aug. 8, Sun - Burstall Lakes, PLPP
Aug. 15, Sun - Black Prince, PLPP
Sept 12, Sun - Grass Pass, the Highwood Sept 25, Sat - Cox Hill, Elbow
All hikes are easy to moderate in length and distance, roughly 4 to 8 km. Time: approx 9 am to 3:00 pm.
Price per person per hike: $95
We honor and acknowledge the teachings of the First Nations and Metis people that have shared with us. There is the Nakoda Sioux people, the Kainai, Pikani, and Siksika tribes of the Blackfoot, as well as the Interior Salish, who have historic trade routes here. We are grateful that this land is still intact and that this wisdom is still with the people. They have been generous in their sharing and none of us would know as much as we do, if they were not willing to share.