Nłeʔkepmxc Nation

Tim Patterson

Connected to Indigenous Tourism in Alberta | Must Do Canada

Walking in the Footsteps takes us back to a time when the Nłeʔkepmxc Nation lived in harmony with the natural world around them. Their elders saw everything in nature as interconnected. These stories were shared. Join Tim Patterson as he takes us on a journey of spirit, adventure and understanding. This 2-day hiking package brings nature to your senses, explores cultural interpretation and touches on the indigenous history within the Columbia Valley and the Rogers Pass area. We celebrate the ancestral lands of the Shuswap and neighbouring Ktunaxa Nations and the Ktunaxa Kinbasket Treaty Council. Learn more.

Tim is a full Hiking Guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. Tim is also a recognized Indigenous Interpretive Guide and Educator teaching Indigenous ways of knowing and practices in mountainous environments. Tim is Certified as a Master Educator with Leave No Trace (LNT) and a Certified Field Leader Instructor with the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC). Tim holds a degree in anthropology and a Masters in Environmental Education from Royal Roads University.


Glacier National Park

Walking in the Footsteps

We are committed to providing deliver authentic Indigenous experiences while maintaining the highest hiking safety standards and we invite you to experience the land, stories and build your own sense of place by spend time in mountains with us!

julie walker foraging at Heather Mountain Lodge

Spruce tips foraging

The significance of building and maintaining quality relations with all aspects of our daily experience is rooted in our culture. Recognizing how we relate to our families, our stories, our experiences and our mountains provides a solid base which knowledge is built from and then expanded into a profound and lasting connection.

basket of foraged flowers and mountains

Package Price from:

Double occupancy – $ 1,556 per person
Single  occupancy – $ 1,939 per person
Upgrade to luxury cabin accommodations: $175 per night.
Subject to applicable taxes.

All packages include: 2 nights accommodation – double queen rooms, 2 breakfasts, 2 pack lunches, 2 three course dinners + gratuities, two guided hiking programs, and national park pass.

To book a date, click Book Now above.

Enter the date you are interested in the Check-In Date and Check-Out Date.

Then enter “Footsteps” (single word no spaces) into the Promo Code field.

Summer 2023 Program Dates:

  • July 24-26, 2023 – 6-8 guests
  • August 12-14, 2023 – 6-8 guests
  • August 26-28, 2023 – 6-8 guests SOLD OUT
  • September 10-12, 2023 – 6-8 guests

Please note: You will be required to sign a waiver before your hiking package begins. Please review this sample waiver (PDF) as it impacts your legal rights.

For your peace of mind, and to avoid any financial hardship an unexpected cancellation could cause, we highly recommend that you arrange for travel insurance coverage for your holiday package with Heather Mountain Lodge.

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