Give the gift of a Foothills Experience

Posted on: Dec 4, 2020


Stone, Wood & Steel Try your hand at  traditional blacksmithing techniques in a small group setting, taught by a member of the Blacksmith team. Inspired by nature, architecture, music and culture, lead Blacksmith, James Greisinger has been creating metal artistry for more than 24 years. Combining the brilliant silhouettes and formations found in the landscapes of the Canadian Rockies, with the raw tradition of blacksmithing, James proudly presents work that combines an old world specialty with the contemporary. Dedicated to preserving the ancient traditions of the craft, he shares his love and respect for the long heritage of ironmongery, using these skills to forge pieces that suit both form and function. Full day experiences are offered year-round. Guests are immersed in learning the craft, and the day is complete with a picnic or BBQ lunch overlooking the mountains.

The Blacksmith at work.

Rocking Star Ranch Equine – Give the gift of horsemanship from Rocking Star Ranch Equine. Specializing in ranch roping clinics. horsemanship clinics and lessons, they also offer Equi Health Canada Equine Emergency First Aid courses to make you prepared for any eventuality. At Rocking Star Ranch Equine they believe in you and they believe in your horse. Founder Vance Wyatt, holds a degree in Kinesiology, which he has translated into exceptional horse and rider development. He is a certified coach and trainer in Equine Assisted Personal Development, Equine Assisted Corporate Development, and Equine Communication Patterns. With vast experience in horse training – from colt starting to performance horses Vance will bring out the best your horse has to offer. He believes every horse has great potential, as does every rider.

Founder of Rocking Star Ranch Equine, Vance Wyatt

Cowboy Campus – Enrol in a Cowboy Campus course with Keith Stewart, a multifaceted horse trainer and clinician from Longview Alberta. Created with the help of a professional videographer, Cowboy Campus courses ensure the absolute best quality in online learning. An avid and experienced horseman, Keith offers online lessons geared towards improving your roping and cutting skills as well as general horsemanship. Growing up in Banff National Park Alberta, & Riding Mountain National Park Manitoba, Keith has always loved and been around horses as a way of life. His mother rode dressage horses, and his dad, a Park Warden, both instilled in him a passion for horsemanship. In his youth, Keith rode broncs and competed in rodeos across Canada and the USA. Now, Keith is excited to take his enthusiasm for riding and training to the internet, with e-courses. Now you can learn from Keith and develop your skills anywhere in the world. Unlike other online courses, the Cowboy Campus course includes online coaching by Keith Stewart in a members-only Facebook group where Keith will answer any questions you may have regarding the course and your horse. When you purchase a course it is yours forever; you can watch the course as many times as you like.

Cowboy Campus coach, Keith Stewart

Personal Growth

Melanie Dawn Yoga & Wellness – Melanie Dawn is an energy educator with a passion to provide Aligned Life Coaching and the tools for rebuilding trust between the mind and the heart. Enhance your intuition and learn to hear the incredibly accurate messages from the Universe.

Life coach Melanie Dawn

Flow Energy Work – Enter the world of Reiki – a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. At Flow Energy Work in Nanton, they practise with a light, non-manipulative touch or no touch at all. During treatment are fully clothed and lie on a massage table with head pillow and bolster support for the knees. If you know someone who would benefit from a session or would like one for yourself, contact Flow Energy Work to set up an appointment. Distance Reiki sessions are also an option for someone across the country or across the world.

Primal Soul – New to Nanton, Primal Soul will teach you how to create a happy, healthy life through Mindful Meditation, Yoga, Reiki, and Art to help you find what makes your heart and soul sing.


Dependable Dads Downsizing Service – For those who have everything, and we do mean everything, call Dependable Dads Downsizing Service and get the help you need. They offer downsizing services, real estate clean outs, junk removal, recycling, upcycling and salvage. A close-knit team to help you get organized and comfortable.

CoCreative Works – is a Permaculture Design company based in Alberta, Canada. They offer a garden consulting service allowing you to gather ideas about your own yard and how to grow more food, harvest rainwater, compost, etc. Their goal is to provide inspiration for anyone wanting to grow their own gorgeous and edible gardens. They use low tech and energy saving techniques as much as possible within outdoor living spaces. Gardens can and should provide people with an abundance of beauty, wildlife and food. 

Modern Catering – making every celebration unforgettable, incomparable and stress-free, this Okotoks based catering company is happy to serve the Foothills and Calgary areas. They customize all menus to each client, based on preference, dietary restrictions and budget. Let their Gold Seal Chef, pastry chef and Chef de partie take care of everything. No matter the size of your event, Modern Catering is pleased to accommodate.

Modern Catering