Inclusivity & Dignity for All

Everyone is welcome to attend workshops at Experience Metis. We harbor a safe and respectful space, and do not exclude people of different backgrounds, races, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, or socio-economic status. We do not welcome views that espouse hatred or bigotry. If you require assistance to attend a workshop, we encourage you to engage with us at ExperienceMetis@gmail.com to let us know how we can help.

We allow rain-checks for missed workshops and experiences due to illness. You can also transfer your ticket to another person to attend in your place. Please email experiencemetis@gmail.com or call us at 403 437 1446 before the start time of your experience to let us know you are missing due to illness.

Workshop & Experience Locations

Experience Metis is open during workshops & events only, We are located at Highfield Farm 1920 Highfield Crescent SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5M1. not wheelchair accessible. Please contact us ahead of time if you have questions about accessibility.

Outdoor experiences such as medicine walks can be accommodated in most Calgary parks. Calgary has a range of beautiful natural environments to explore – please ask us to help you choose a location. Outdoor experiences go forward ‘Rain or Shine’, with cancellations available in cases of extreme weather.

The Metis Local 87 Hall (1539 43 St SE, Calgary, AB) has 2 sets of stairs and is not wheelchair accessible, regretfully. Please contact us at experiencemetis@gmail.com if you are not able to take one of our workshops due to this accessibility issue. We will do our best to find you a similar workshop in an accessible location.

Rain or Shine Policy – Cancellations for Weather

Please consider the weather and your willingness to spend about 2 hours outdoors before booking an outdoor experience (ie. medicine walk). Weather appropriate clothing or protective gear is essential to staying safe and enjoying your experience. All outdoor experiences go ahead in light rain or snow, cold weather above -15 Celsius, or warm weather below 35 Celsius. Weather-related cancellations can be made on short notice for the following circumstances:

  • temperatures below -15 Celsius, or above 35 Celsius, when no shelter is available

  • extremes of weather when/where wind, heavy snow/rain, or other circumstances of weather make the experience unsafe

It is important to us that you are safe and comfortable during an experience. When guests arrive in clothing that is unsafe or does not suitably protect against weather conditions, the experience may be rescheduled or cancelled at the discretion of the instructor.

Refunds for weather related cancellations are described below under Refunds for Cancellations.

Workshop/Experience Policies

  • A Confirmation email with workshop information is sent to registered students/guests in the week before the event begins. It will be sent to your PayPal address unless you contact Experiencemetis@gmail.com to provide another address. Please check your SPAM folder, as our emails sometimes end up there! You can also add Experiencemetis@gmail.com to the list of Safe emails in your email provider to ensure you receive updates.

  • We are working to bring a few of our workshop offerings online via video and Zoom meetings. Newly available online workshops will be posted on our workshops pages as they are created.

  • Please do not record audio or video at a workshop or experience without prior consent from the instructor.

  • It is advised to check your email on the day of your experience or workshop, in case of a cancellation. Workshops and experiences may be cancelled or rescheduled due to instructor illness, unsafe weather conditions, or other unforeseeable circumstances. The full refund and cancellation policy below provides further details in the case of an experience cancellation.

Group Workshop Policies

  • Group workshop bookings require a deposit, and full payment is requested 2 weeks before the workshop or before supplies can be ordered. Please email us and we will be happy to prepare you a quote, proposal for funding, or an invoice.

  • Group discounts for Metis Sash Loom Weaving & other workshops that include supplies are available, provided all supplies are mailed to one location. This saves substantially on individual shipping costs, and we pass that savings on to you as a discount.

  • Group discounts change occasionally, and are listed in the “Group & School Workshops” page, which can be accessed through the Workshops menu on our frontpage.

Payment Methods

  • We use PayPal, e-transfer and credit card payments for workshops and experiences. Experience Metis never stores or shares your identifying information, or credit card and payment information with anyone.

Booking, Payment & Cancellation policies highlights:

  • 30 days before the event: for large groups such as this, we request an estimate of the final number of participants, and deposit of 10% of tour price +any non-refundable costs we incur on behalf of the booking (ie. space or equipment rentals)

  • Cancellations are accepted at no cost up to 7 days before the event, minus any non-refundable costs incurred

  • Cancellations 6-3 days before event are subject to a $150 administration fee + the cost for any non-refundable costs incurred

  • Deposits for cancellations made less than 48 hours before the event are non-refundable; the balance of the deposit (minus $150 administration fee and any non-refundable costs incurred) can be applied to a future booking within 18 months of the original date

  • Balance of payment is due on the day of the event, before end-time of the booking. Payment is accepted via cheque, e-transfer or credit card. "