The natural areas of Canada house the legacy of the native peoples of this country and are full of history that accounts for the current Canadian culture. Discover this incredible culture by entering the wild landscapes of this great country. These are some of the outdoor activities organized by indigenous tourism companies throughout Canada, from horseback riding and hiking to snowshoeing and mountain biking.
Ride a horse and go around with the family business Horseback Adventures, which awaits you at its ranch in Brule (Alberta), north of Jasper, on Highway 16. Here they offer horse riding activities for all tastes: from one-way rides hour for rookie trails to excursions for experienced riders who move away from the most frequented roads to get to know the rural area. Multi-day activities include homemade meals prepared by a chef traveling with the group.
Undertake an adventure to learn about the stunning beauty of the Arctic tundra and see the reindeer up close with one of the tours organized by Tundra North Tours, an Inuvialuit company based in Inuvik, in the Northwest Territories. Travel in a snowmobile with the local shepherds who have been crossing these lands for generations, and slide in the direction of the blue horizon line surrounded by thousands of reindeer.
Takaya Tours, a company in the north of Vancouver (British Columbia), organizes interpretive excursions in canoes similar to the historic vessels of the tsleil-waututh, one of the First Nations. During the navigation, a guide will transmit the ancient knowledge and wisdom of traditional methods to identify and collect native flora and fauna, in addition to sharing the songs and legends of the Salish culture and indicating the location of the oldest villages.
In Churchill, Manitoba, get on a dog sled with Wapusk Adventures. This small hatchery is owned by Dave Daley, a local also in charge of entrepreneurship, whose heirloom is reflected in the stories you will hear while you meet the dogs, learn about the use of sleds and take a full speed ride. Dave is the ideal person to answer all your questions on the road as he is the founder of Hudson Bay Quest, an annual sled race that attracts participants from around the world every winter.
Join an excursion in an inflatable boat 9 meters long to tour the islands and visit ancient villages of Haida culture, totems worn by time, and colonies of sea lions. Pay attention! You may also see whales and black bears along the way. All walks are accompanied by native songs and stories.
With Narwal Northern Adventures you have several options to visit the Northwest Territories: guided walks along the lake to know the ice caves, get on a canoe or a kayak to paddle through one of the beautiful sectors of Yellowknife (from day trips to six-day excursions) or admire the northern lights from a traditional 9-meter long canoe, which includes soup and typical slices of bread.