ITA Holiday Gift guide

Indigenous Tourism Alberta Holiday Gift Guide

This has been a year like no other. Businesses have had to grow and adapt and after some initial shock and uncertainty, Indigenous businesses are starting to move forward again. 

In a year that has seen so much pain and upheaval, there has also been growth, education and a renewed interest in learning about our home, our land and the peoples that have called it home for thousands of years.  

As we get closer to the holiday season, there has never been a better time to purchase an Indigenous product or service. While supporting a local business you will also be gifting a quality product or an exciting experience to enjoy. 

Check out the complete Indigenous Tourism Alberta Holiday Guide here, which includes pages of ideas from the four regions across the province.

North

Explore vast, wild and remote Northern Alberta and its gateway city of Edmonton. Whether you’re looking for urban Indigenous cultural experiences in Edmonton or rich Indigenous offerings throughout the northern part of the province there are 20 operators in Northern Alberta that offer something for everyone.

Central

Alberta’s Central region welcomes you amiid small towns, rural friendliness and wide-open spaces with the Rockies foothills as your backdrop. Experience outdoor experiences or warm hospitality with Indigenous Tourism Central Alberta offerings.

Southern Alberta

From art galleries to Indigenous products, culinary delights and outdoor adventures, Southern Alberta, featuring the contemporary hub of Calgary and the intriguing Canadian Badlands, has a diverse range of offerings. 

The Rockies

A defining characteristic of Alberta, the snow-capped Rockies have long been honoured by Indigenous people as “The Backbone of the World.” It is here you can walk with an Indigenous guide through pristine valleys, learn about bushcraft, the power of plant medicine, hear the haunting melodies of Indigenous singers, visit galleries and enjoy the mountain communities of Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper.