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Experience Mother Natures Bounties

"I had a dream one night that visitors came to see through my eyes. They came to see the natural beauty of this land, they came to see and learn the bounties that Mother Nature provides." (Brenda Gaudry)

Discover Manitoba's best kept secret, land of numerous picturesque possibilities and a variety of wildlife. A great place to relax, full of history and friendly people with community pride.

The Eco tours and hands on workshops I offer utilizing our areas natural resources is located in the Barrows, Manitoba area. This small aboriginal community is nestled along the beautiful Porcupine Provincial Forest on Highway 77, The Back To Nature Trail in the Parkland Region.

We offer the following Workshops or Tours

1. Educational Hiking Tour - Walk with a trained and licensed guide who shares her knowledge of Mother Nature's bounties of medicinal and edible plants and trees in the area.
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Season: July - October
Price per person: $25.00

2. Make your own Wreath - Gather Dogwood, Bog Birch, Tamarack, Willow or Balsam. Learn to identify and about sustainable harvesting techniques. Make your own Natural Wreath for indoor or outdoor use.
Duration: 4 hours
Season: November - April
Price per person $25.00 (Price includes guide, equipment, and tool use)
3. Diamond Willow Walking/Hiking Stick - Learn to identify, about sustainable harvest techniques, how to clean and finish your own unique diamond willow stick.
Duration: 2 - 3 days
Season: May - October
Price per person: $50.00 (Price includes guide, tools, and shop use)
4. Gathering Fiddle Heads (Ostrich Ferns) - Learn how to identify, about sustainable harvest techniques, and cleaning process. Also learn how to prepare a great side dish for any meal from this tasty spring shoot from the Wild Ostrich Fern.
Duration: 2 - 4 hours
Season: 1st or 2nd week in May
Price per person: $25.00 (Price includes guide and equipment use)

5. Learn the traditional form of art work (Bark Biting) - Learn how to identify and harvest paper white birch bark sustainable. Learn from instructor how this form of artwork known as birch bark biting is created. Make your own unique art piece, how to preserve it.
Season: May - October
Cost: $25.00 per person
Time Needed: 3 hours
Guide, framing material and supplies included.


6. Tapping Birch Trees - Learn to identify, tap and seal white paper birch bark trees. Tapping this tree will reward you with the clearest, cool, refreshing drink which aboriginal people used as a spring tonic, to cleanse the body. Bring extra containers.
Season: Late April - early May
Price per person: $15.00
Time Needed: 12-15 hours
Included in the price guide and tapping material.

All fees include taxes
Discounts available for groups of 6 or more
Also available
Snowshoeing - on marked trails. Equipment rental at an hourly rate.
Guest Houses - Year round use. Fully furnished, equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave and stove, 2 bedrooms and two modern bathrooms with showers. Sleeps up to 6.
Rates: Single/Double $45.00, $15.00 for each additional person per night.

Camping - Tents $7.00 per day, RV Unserviced $10.00 per day, and RV Serviced $20.00 per day. Showers and bathroom facilities available.

Rates include the use of - fire pits, picnic area and barbecue use.
Unique craft and gift store on-site, featuring local and area Aboriginal Artisan.

Creative Spirit - 100% Aboriginal Owned and Operated
Brenda Gaudry - Barrows, Manitoba Canada ROL-0B0