Never been to Beardy’s before? No problem. We’ll be here to help you when you arrive. But in the meantime, here’s a quick guide to help plan your Pemiska vacation.

Plan to stay a while

Tipi lodges: Stay overnight in our tipi lodges. These brand new accommodations feature a modern design with a traditional twist and look just as described – mini lodges shaped like a tipi.

Camping: We’ve got electrical and non-electrical sites for tenting or RV camping, so bring whatever setup suits your fancy and we’ll have a site ready for you when you arrive.

Enjoy the trails

Trans Canada Trail: We’ve recently joined the expansive 24,000 km trail network that is the Trans Canada Trail. Clearly marked trail signs ensure you won’t end up somewhere in Manitoba by nightfall!

All-season trails: Take a stroll, hike, bike or ski in any season through our regularly maintained trail network. If you’ve got your own gear, bring it along. If you don’t, stop by and rent whatever you need – from bikes to snowshoes to skis. If you prefer a motorized adventure, stop in at the office to see our assortment of quads and snowmobiles for rent, too.

Take in the culture

Food: When you try our traditional home cooked foods, you won’t wanna leave! We offer you a chance to sit back and relax while we do the cookin’.

Artists: Indigenous art comes in many forms and styles, from deer hide moccasins to colourful paintings. Get a chance to see (and buy!) locally created art and the stories and meanings behind them.

Events: Sharing stories, songs, dance and displays about indigenous culture is an important part of Pemiska’s Indigenous tourism focus. Plan to see a wide array of different celebrations and dances throughout the year.

Meet the people

Guides and interpreters: Our staff will be here to help you during your stay. Book a wilderness adventure experience with one of our guides or take an educational walk with an interpreter to  learn about traditional plant medicine and more.

Learn the history

The signing of Treaty 6: Chief Beardy signed Treaty 6 in August of 1876 right outside of the reserve. Now there’s a monument erected to commemorate this historic moment in Canadian history. Learn what led up to the signing of Treaty 6 from the perspective of the Willow Cree people.

The Battle of Duck Lake: Did you know the battle that ignited the Northwest Resistance took place right here at Beardy’s? It was a battle amongst the Métis and the North-West Mounted Police, but there was a small group of Willow Cree present who unintentionally got tangled up in the chaos.