FIRST NATIONS TOURISM
Authentic Mikmaq Tours
Welcome to firstnationstourism, your ticket to authentic tours from the Mikmaq culture of eastern Canada. As a professional Indigenous Tour Guide, I am here to show you the diverse delights of landscape, culture, and cuisine throughout your travel journey. Take a moment to explore the various tour packages I offer and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
Firstnationstourism offers a variety of tour packages, all promising that added personal touch. My trips guarantee an action-packed itinerary, while delivering a truly knowledgeable and authentic travel experience. Take a look at the sorts of tour packages I offer below, and get in touch if you would like to learn how you can book a tour with me today.
INDIGENOUS CRAFTS WORKSHOPS
Looking for authentic indigenous experiences with a local viewpoint? If you are, then this workshop is a great travel option for you. I supply all the materials needed for a full 8 hour day workshop "how to make traditional leather mitts" plus we supply snacks and our special indigenous foods during this workshop. I will take care of all the logistics of the tour planning, all you have to do is open your mind to a new experience. Interested in booking? Get in touch to learn more now. *minimum 6 maximum 10/workshop
AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS FOODS
When you visit a new destination do you enjoy local foods? Do you like trying new things such as authentic indigenous foods? If so, then this tour a great choice for you. Authentic Indigenous Foods features the ancient foods of our Mikmaq ancestors. Atlantic salmon, local hand picked fiddle heads, and blueberries along with maple syrup serve as the foundation for this unique one of a kind dining experience. Also included with this package is a ticket to the Metepenagiag Heritage Park that shares the story of the local indigenous people and a history dating back thousands of years. The story features various displays and artifacts from the Augustine Mound National Historic Site and the local indigenous people from Metepenagiag who call this place their home. Firstnationstourism is ready to serve your every need. From planning the detailed itinerary, to providing cultural events, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and let your mind explore. *reservation required Min 4 Max 10
ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING
If your idea of a perfect vacation includes fishing, eating, relaxing and interacting with local people, then look no further than this exclusive tour. We offer a package that features authentic indigenous experiences. Our Atlantic Salmon Fishing package includes an indigenous guide from the local first nation along with your water and snacks for the day. Boat motor and fuel if needed. For most the Miramichi River is like a second home to our indigenous guides and they love sharing stories as well.
If you plan to stay several days, we can offer a private cabin to a more spacious 10 bedroom open style lodge. We partner with local indigenous business that feature comfortable rooms with hot cold water, let us know ahead so we can plan and book. I am here to take care of all of the details; from planning the perfect itinerary to providing a unique and memorable vacation. Feel free to enjoy your time abroad, one destination at a time.
When you visit a new destination do you enjoy touring around with a local guide? Would you like to hear from the authentic indigenous experiences of our world? If so, then this tour a great choice for you. Our Corporate Getaway tours are designed for small families or staff groups from 6 to 10 person to provide a quality and personal experience for each of our guests. SP First Nations Outdoor Tours is ready to serve your every need. From planning the detailed itinerary, to providing transportation arrangements, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and let your mind explore.
We specialize in providing Corporate Getaways from our unique location here in the Miramichi River region of New Brunswick Canada. We plan a full day for staff or a group to enjoy the outdoors. Our authentic indigenous experience begins with a traditional welcome, we then start the river tour by canoe or kayak, provide all riverside snacks, water and our local guide to help share the story of our ancient village here in Metepenagiag. Archaeologists have uncovered details from a local ancient site that dates our indigenous village of Metepenagiag back to over 3500 years ago. We still occupy the same traditional lands of our ancestors to this day and we want to share this beautiful story with you and your group about our resilience and indigenous history.
Nature and culture!
Prepare and cook bread on a stick, after exploring local nature by snowshoes. Tours last 2-3 hours and incl. rentals of gear.
Reconnect with nature
Looking to reconnect with nature and disconnect from wifi. Take friends and family out for a winter day snowshoe adventure. 3 hour rentals with local trails
Interested in learning about more travel packages? Get in touch today.
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ALL ABOUT ME
Authentic Indigenous experiences
Hi My name is Stephen Paul, I own and operate my own business SP First Nations Outdoor Tours offering authentic indigenous experiences through tour packages and workshops to local First Nations people and organizations, corporate clients and the traveler searching for that something unique, one of a kind experience we strive to deliver.
Born 1962 and raised as a child within the Metepenagiag First Nation, an indigenous community located in the traditional lands of the Mikmaq people of Northeastern New Brunswick.
I have over 40 years experience working in outdoors as a guide in local fishing camps within the Miramichi River area.
Married for 37 years to Florence my wife, we are proud to say we have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
I grew up watching my dad work in logging, fishing guide, hunt and trap in the outdoors to provide for our family. He instilled in me a love for the outdoors. As the years passed I would often find myself dreaming about working outdoors again.
I graduated high school, then onto forest ranger school, then some university and over a period of years have had many different work roles.
I had the chance to work for Metepenagiag, my first nation, for a period of years. Developing the Metepenagiag Outdoor Adventure Lodge, I gained during this time valuable training and experience working in indigenous tourism. We received an award in 2007 from Ulnooweg Dev. Corp for Best Community Owned Enterprise in Atlantic Canada.
Like most people I switched careers various times and now work as a career counselor for indigenous people here in my First Nation of Metepenagiag..
Working in tourism has long been a dream of mine as I love working outdoors. I want to showcase our authentic indigenous experiences, our hospitality and this special region of New Brunswick that we call, our home. The clean fresh air and water makes this territory a truly special place to both visit and live upon.
As a dedicated Indigenous Business Owner, I know plenty of great travel tips and the best hidden spots. Join one of my guided tours and get ready for an unforgettable experience. If you’d like to design your own tour, get in touch directly and I will be more than happy to work with your requests.