Tugah Northern Experience
We are a small business, owned and operated by a northern Indigenous family, catering largely to visiting families and friends, travellers and sightseers who wish to gain an understanding and participate in a taste of Tugah Northern Experiences.
Beginning in our family’s sled dog kennel, you will be able to 'get your hands dirty' by helping us work with the dogs to get them ready to run. The ride continues onto the adjacent frozen lake; climb aboard the cushion seated toboggan for a dog sled ride with an skilled musher. Experience the beauty and peace of the land, on the five km run over the snowy landscape and into a hilly bush portage before looping back home. Storytelling, pan-fried bannock and beverages will be served once your ride is completed in a traditional trapline cabin heated by a woodstove, with Indigenous artifacts and furs to set the atmosphere of being out on the land.
Working with native tanned moose hide, caribou hair, sinew, and beads, create your own unique traditional art pattern. Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, and with all the materials supplied, you will learn to make a caribou hair-tufting ornament. Storytelling, pan-fried bannock and beverages will be served once you are well on your way into design mode. This experience will take place in a traditional trapline cabin heated by a woodstove, with Indigenous artifacts and furs to set the atmosphere of being out on the land.
Appreciating the evening atmosphere of a northern scene, enter into a twenty-foot Fort McPherson tipi with a crackling fire pit into the middle. Make yourself comfortable around the campfire on the spruce bough flooring with hides and cushions. Your cultural experience will consist of making bannock on a stick while enjoying a hot beverage and northern storytelling. Before leaving, participate in an Indigenous ceremony remembering the four elements of living and learning that remind us of the importance of living a good life.