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Eden Valley Hike & Indigenous Learning

Eden Valley Reserve 1

DATE CHANGE TO FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 2022 If you wish to build a personal connection with our Indigenous neighbors as they generously guide and host us on their reserve lands, this is your opportunity to experience a memorable day-trip hike, (possible swim) and meaningful learning experience on the Eden Valley Indian Reserve. 



This is the second visit by ski club members to the Eden Valley Indian Reserve.


Eden Valley 216 is an Indian Reserve of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, comprising of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley First Nations, located near Longview, Alberta.


Guided by Elder Keith Lefthand and other Band Members, we will complete a 5 kilometer hike as well as spend considerable time at Keith’s Ranch where he will host us in his hand-crafted tipi sharing stores of indigenous ways-of-life in past and present times.


Keith’s wife will prepare us a tasty meal featuring her homemade frybread and, if we are lucky and the weather is hot, we ill have the refreshing treat of a dip in the swimming hole behind Keith’s house.  This is a memorable day not be missed!


Registration is open. Unfortunately, the ski club is unwilling to subsidize this event so attendees will need to pay the full $125 event fee per adult. Children are free - please email me directly at for details.  Note: You must be at least double vaccinated and free of COVID symptoms to attend.  


Carpooling:  Use at your own discretion and what you are comfortable with.

Don`t forget the usual items; bear spray, proper clothing, water, food, equipment and first aid kit. (I did see the resident bear family on a previous visit!)

Trip participants are asked to provide their cell contact information, emergency contact information and proof of vaccination to the trip coordinator, prior to the event.

Please do not attend if you are experiencing any flu like, cold, or Covid19 symptoms.
No animals allowed on this trip.

Hiking Distance:  5 Kilometers return plus immersive time on reserve

Travel Distance:  94 Kilometers One Way / 1 Hour and 5 Minutes

Difficulty Level:   Easy to Moderate


Rendezvous Point:  Westhills Mall Parking Lot outside of Winners. and look for the White BMW.  Please arrive 15 minutes before, so carpooling arrangements can be made as we will be leaving at 8:45 a.m. sharp.  

Event Coordinator:  For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Cindy at (403) 686-3595 or by email at  One the day of the event, call or text me at (587) 999-3535 if your plans have changed.


Guest Policy:  Guests are welcome to attend two events prior to committing to club membership, as per the Calgary Ski Club Policy.

Friday, August 12, 2022, 8:45 AM until 6:00 PM
Westhills Mall Parking Lot outside Winners at
8:45 am to arrange carpooling and convoy
Westhills Mall - Winners
Calgary, AB  

Additional Info:
Event Host(s):
Cindy Skrukwa
Trip Coordinator
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation due to illness will be fully refunded. Please be respectful of all of the work the band members put into this event. If you wish to cancel for a non-medical reason, please email as soon as possible so that I can try to find another attendee to take over your spot and reimburse your fee.
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