Joseph Naytowhow and Diana Chabros invite you to experience Val Marie and the Grasslands. Both artists, (Joseph a performing artist, educator, actor and translator of Nehiyo Plains/Woodland Cree ancestry), and Diana, a visual artist, arts based manager/consultant and Yoga educator), are inspired by the area's land and sky. They trust you will be too!
About Val Marie and Grasslands
A small village in southwest Saskatchewan, Val Marie is a rustic portal situated on the threshold of Grassland National Park, one of the most fragile eco-systems in the world. A mixture of ranching, farming, and tourism with a growing artistic economy, Val Marie boasts art galleries, a natural history museum/cafe/bookshop, a village square, murals, several artist studios, one of Saskatchewan's oldest crib style grain elevators (currently being refurbished), two restaurants, and a cooperatively owned grocery store!
Grasslands National Park offers marked trails where visitors will find breathtaking vistas of land and sky. The light, color, form, texture, fragrance and movement of the grasses, birds and resident animal populations, never fail to mezmerize locals as well as even the most crusty visitors! Check out the Park's website http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/sk/grasslands/index.aspx for programs and services or inquire about Sky Story indigenous worldview guided tours.
Excerpts From Our Guest Book
"We thoroughly enjoyed the conversation, the amazing breakfasts and your kind hospitality. We have wanted to visit the area for years and we were not disappointed. All it has done is make us want to return!" - Guelph, Ontario
We require a credit card to book our guest rooms and accept cash, cheque, etransfer and major credit cards. (Note: an additional processing fee is charged for credit card payments.) Although advance bookings are preferred, last minute bookings are welcomed! Please note our cancellation policy: three days notice May through October, 24 hours notice November through April. For cancellation without designated notification a $50.00 cancellation fee will be retained. Some exceptions may apply.
NOTE: Accomodation is available year round!
http://www.pwss.org/ Prairie Wind Silver Sage (Museum, Cafe, Gallery, Bookshop)
www.valmarie.ca (Village of Val Marie)
"Beautiful space, energy and company!" -- Montreal, Quebec
"I have very fond memories of our days at your place last week. I can't imagine not returning to such a magical place! I'll never forget the night sky jammed full of stars." -- Regina, Saskatchewan
"Thank you for revitalizing my spirit!" -- Edmonton, Alberta