Mahikan Trails

Sharing our Indigenous Culture

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Updated on March 12th, 2022

Verified by JourneyWoman badgeLearn historical medicines of the boreal forest from a Cree lineage

Brenda Holder is a Knowledge Keeper of Traditional Medicine and is the owner of Mahikan Trails in Canmore, Alberta, in the Canadian Rockies. We are a Cree Iroquois company specializing in traditional programs including bush craft, hide tanning, medicine walks, moccasin making workshops and tons more!! We enjoy sharing our Culture, Traditions and our Heritage!

Holder and her team take an extraordinary approach to conventional tourism in that Indigenous teachings, traditions, and values lie at the core of the services they offer.  “It is that people have access to a company that is Indigenous so they know that they will be exposed to the teachings in an authentic way,” commented Holder. (Source: Alberta Native News

Our Experience

Spend time with us and we will share the amazing teachings from the land! Join us on a walk with a knowledgeable guide who will share the fascinating historical medicines of the boreal forest from a Cree lineage. You may choose to spend a little more time in one of our hands-on workshops where you can learn what to do with the medicines that you have identified and take your made treasures home with you!


Year-round you can join Brenda and Mahikan Trails in the boreal forest (just 30-minutes from Banff or 70-minutes from Calgary) to see the world of the woods through an Indigenous lens. Learn the fascinating history and practical uses of the medicinal plants, trees and flowers that thrive in picture-perfect Canmore and feel the forest come alive as you see beyond the everyday to understand the significance of the land, the animals and living traditions of your Indigenous guide.

Member of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC)

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