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Indigenous Led Tours

Athabasca Glacier IceWalks is thrilled to be partnering with Zuc’min Guiding to provide guests with a learning opportunity with Tim Patterson, Indigenous Interpretive Guide and Educator, and ACMG Hiking Guide.

Guests will learn about the historical and current significance of the Columbia Icefield region through an Indigenous lens. Though no single Indigenous group was settled in the region, the mountain passes were used by several Nations for trading, both pre and post-European contact. From an ecological perspective, the Athabasca Glacier plays a critical hydrological role, supporting ecosystems and communities across North America. This walk will promote an understanding and appreciation of the importance of this water resource, today and into the future.  

Details

Dates: Yet to be announced.

Time: Departs at 9:30 AM and 1:45 PM on the dates above.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours. 

Hike Profile: Hike is roughly 5 km (3 mi) round trip, gaining 200 m (650 ft) of elevation.

Adult Price: $150.00 CDN, plus 5% GST.

Child Price: $70.00 CDN, plus 5% GST. Must be 7-16 years of age.

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About Zuc’min Guiding

Tim Patterson was born Morris Coutlee a member of the Lower Nicola Indian Band that belongs to the Scw̓éxmx (“People of the Creeks”) a branch of the Nlaka'pamux (Thompson) Nation of the Interior Salish peoples of British Columbia Canada. Tim grew up in Revelstoke within the Sn-səlxcin (Sinixt-Lakes) territory and continues to hike and guide around the West Kootenay’s.

Tim has been an outdoor professional for over 12 years, and has hiked and explored both the western parts of Canada and the United States for over 30 years. Tim is a recognized Indigenous Interpretive Guide and Educator, teaching Indigenous Knowledge; Culture; and Practices.

Zúc’nm Guiding was developed through the combining of his Academic, Indigenous and Guiding backgrounds where he focused on Indigenous Knowledge.

Tim's favorite things to do when not in the mountains are listening to jazz, running, reading and traveling.

Learn more about Zuc’min Guiding and owner Tim Patterson at www.zucminguiding.com

Indigenous Led Tours

Details

Athabasca Glacier IceWalks is thrilled to be partnering with Zuc’min Guiding to provide guests with a learning opportunity with Tim Patterson, Indigenous Interpretive Guide and Educator, and ACMG Hiking Guide.

Guests will learn about the historical and current significance of the Columbia Icefield region through an Indigenous lens. Though no single Indigenous group was settled in the region, the mountain passes were used by several Nations for trading, both pre and post-European contact. From an ecological perspective, the Athabasca Glacier plays a critical hydrological role, supporting ecosystems and communities across North America. This walk will promote an understanding and appreciation of the importance of this water resource, today and into the future.  

Contact Us

Big Ice – Indigenous Perspectives

Athabasca Glacier IceWalks is thrilled to be partnering with Zuc’min Guiding to provide guests with a learning opportunity with Tim Patterson, Indigenous Interpretive Guide and Educator, and ACMG Hiking Guide.

Guests will learn about the historical and current significance of the Columbia Icefield region through an Indigenous lens. Though no single Indigenous group was settled in the region, the mountain passes were used by several Nations for trading, both pre and post-European contact. From an ecological perspective, the Athabasca Glacier plays a critical hydrological role, supporting ecosystems and communities across North America. This walk will promote an understanding and appreciation of the importance of this water resource, today and into the future.  

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Classic Half Day Tours

5 KM Hike

Full Day Deluxe Tours

8.5 KM Hike

Private Tours

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Driving Directions

Dreaming
of visiting?

Check out our video and get a taste of hiking on the Columbia Icefield!

Dreaming
of visiting?

Check out our  video and get a taste of hiking on the Columbia Icefield!

Dreaming
of visiting?

Check out our  video and get a taste of hiking on the Columbia Icefield!