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First nation tipis in Wanuskewin Heritage Park 

First nation tipis in Wanuskewin Heritage Park 

Wanuskewin Heritage Park has rolled out a new overnight stay package in a traditional tipi.

Called the Deluxe Tipi Sleepover, the package includes bedding, pillows and cots.

Wanuskewin Heritage Park is located on the South Saskatchewan River, north of Saskatoon. For more than 6,400 years, Indigenous peoples of the Northern Plains gathered at the site to hunt.

As well as entry to the park, visitors can expect dinner in the tipi village with bison stew and peach muskeg iced tea, as well as breakfast. Bannock on a stick and hot chocolate around the campfire is also available, along with a discussion of traditional Plains life.

Guests can learn about the Wanuskewin bison herd and discover more about the spiritual relationship between the Northern Plains Indigenous peoples and bison, as well as how the Wanuskewin bison herd is revitalising culture and the environment. Plus, tipi teachings can be found at the visitor centre.

Highlights include Han Wi Dinners, which are served on full moon summer nights under the open sky, followed by storytelling at the campfire.

There is also the option to stay onsite the following day for self-guided touring.

Pêmiska Tourism will be introducing new tipi lodges in spring 2024. Guests will enjoy a queen bed, a double pull-out trundle bed, and one bed upstairs in the loft. 

There will be three serviceable lodges and three tipis. Thrill-seeking guests can hire fat bikes, canoes, kayaks and skis.

wanuskewin.compemiska.ca

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