Pêmiska is a Cree word. In English, it means “come and find it.” Choosing a Cree word for the name celebrates and honours Cree language and culture, providing an opportunity for tour operators and community members alike to educate visitors on its meaning and impact.

The name as an invitation represents the warm, welcoming nature of the people of Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation. The “it” in “come and find it” can be applied to anything from culture, history, truth, or adventure.