Forest Shadows and Light: A North Mountain Experience

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Begin your adventure around our welcome fire sipping some tea from our land. Then join our guides on a night hike or snowshoe through old growth Wabanaki forest along a trail lit with torches to lead the way. During your walk, notice how the light dances along the forest floor and connect to your senses as you interact with natural elements. Back inside at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, tap into new inspiration and be guided through a collective and connected charcoal drawing activity using our house-made charcoal. Afterwards, savour a communal Raclette dinner with a mix of European and local ingredients, as you explore the stunning nighttime landscape, unleash your creativity, and bond with fellow adventurers. Suitable for adults and children alike.


Ross Creek Centre for the Arts: 555 Ross Creek Road, Ross Creek, NS

2024 Dates:

January 20

February 3

March 2


6pm - 9:30pm


Adults (13+) $150.00 per person + HST + booking fee.

Children (12 & under) $75.00 per person + HST + booking fee.

Includes a guided nighttime forest walk, snowshoes and poles (feel free to bring your own pair if you have them), house made charcoal and drawing paper, guided collective and connected charcoal drawing activity, and raclette dinner (V, GF options available).

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Good to Know:

  • This experience is approximately three and a half hours in length.
  • Arrive early before it gets dark to enjoy the views at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts with views stretching out onto the iconic Cape Split and the Bay of Fundy
  • There are washrooms inside the Centre, and drinking water available.
  • Accessibility - while the trail is not difficult, it is an experience that is for those with relative ease of mobility. No Snowshoeing experience necessary. Dressing in layers is advised and be prepared to get messy when drawing.
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

Giving voice through the arts, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is a unique institution in Canada, bringing together the best in arts education for youth with community and professional artists programs. Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is a research and development centre for the arts of all disciplines and cultures, and is proud to help facilitate the development of new art from around the world in wonderful facilities on a spectacular farm in rural Nova Scotia. Spanning about 175 acres, the farm rests mostly on Wabanaki Forest in the Sipekni’katik region of Mi’kma’ki.