Immerse Yourself

Welcome to Rising Thunder Tourism

immersive experiential indigenous tourism

We offer one-of-a-kind experiences to connect, educate, and cultivate. 

Our goal is to provide our guests with unforgettable opportunities to encounter our world through a new lens. Rising Thunder experiences offer the chance to connect with our land, pay respect to that connection, and to learn and grow forward. 

Come see for yourself and dive into the Rising Thunder.

Why choose
rising thunder

experience a different perspective
Authentic indigenous tourism

Rising Thunder is founded by Elder Bill Bertschy, Chief Standing Bear. He is a carver, master drummer, Longhouse dancer, Sundancer, Ghost Dancer, and ceremonial leader.

Connecting a global audience

We offer customized experiences for travellers from all over the world. To date, we have hosted groups from around the world including Japan & Germany!

unique immersive Experiences

From sweat lodge healings to ceremonial drumming traditions, you'll partake in one-of-a-kind experiences that you will never forget.

rooted in local communtiy

We partner with numerous local partners in our communities to provide connected and collaborative experiences.

Honouring the Earth

We recognize our responsibility as caretakers of this earth and our experiences are rooted in respect and gratitude towards Mother Earth.

Small Groups

We value to unique opportunity that connecting in small groups allows. Our experiences are tailored to groups of under 50.


see below for a selection of our available experiences


nighttime Star Gazing

Aurora Borealis sights

Pipe Ceremonies & DRUMs

Educational sessions

Our thanks to turtle island

in partnership with prairie gardens

The Turtle Island Forest Conservation Trail has been created in partnership with Prairie Gardens in Bon Accord, AB to honour the lost children and recognize that the farm is located on Amiskwacîwâskahikan, Treaty 6 Territory.

Photo credit: Hugo Sanchez Photography