Edible Plant Hike: Burstall Lakes
Event by: Full Circle Adventures
Where: Burstall Lakes, Smith Dorrien
Our edible plant hikes, take you on a deep dive into the native, edible foods, in Kananaskis country. Each hike is to a different eco-system where we spend time learning about the plants in Grasslands, Aspen, Pine or Spruce forests and in creek-side habitats. Most hikes are 6 to 10 km long, and are rated as beginner to moderate in difficulty. We walk slowly, stopping often, as the plants call to us!
Please do not attend if you have Flu-like symptoms. Thank you for your consideration.
On our edible plant hikes, you will learn:
- To read the health of plant communities
- The relationship local animals have to the plants in the eco-system
- Easily recognize the plant’s habitat and how to find them
- Many historic and current uses of plants
- A few recipes and samples of plants
- How to identify a few toxic plants.
Your Certified Professional Guide brings deep wilderness awareness skills, wilderness first aid training and safe group management skills, as well as respectful, cultural practices.
Small groups make for great learning! We encourage 6 to 12 people per hike!
All hikes are rated easy to moderate and roughly 4 to 8 km in distance. We do not always achieve the end of the hike. Time: 9 am to 3:00 pm. (times will vary from weekend to weekdays and driving distance, often a later start.) Price per person per hike: $95
*Details will be e-mailed to you 1 week prior to the hike. Please pay to register. *
We offer custom outings for private groups to these and other, not listed, locations!We honor and acknowledge the teachings of the First Nations and Metis people that have shared with us. Thank you to the Nakoda Sioux, the Kainai, Pikani, and Siksika people of the Blackfoot, as well as to the Interior Salish, who have historic trade routes here. We are grateful that this knowledge is still intact and that the teachings are still with the people. The people have been generous in their sharing, and none of us would know as much as we do, if they were not so willing to share with historians, authors and botanists, over the years. We recognize it is time to live in partnership with the First Peoples of this land, as we all have memories and stories of our families, on the land. We create new stories and memories on the land every day. Thank you.