Thunderbird Mountain Tours

Thunderbird Mountain is a sacred site located in the ancient Madawaska Highlands of Eastern Ontario, Canada. 

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My name is Tim Yearington and I am a seasoned M├ętis guide. My unique Indigenous-themed tours are rich, wilderness adventure experiences. All year long I offer personally guided interpretive hikes, medicine walks and winter snowshoe treks up the very trail I created myself to the spectacular summit of Thunderbird Mountain.

Thunderbird Mountain is located in the picturesque Madawaska Highlands of Eastern Ontario. The panoramic view at the top of the mountain is incredible! This rocky crest is a traditional sacred site called a "thunderbird nest" which is considered to be a natural, wondrous and mysterious "place of power" upon Mother Earth. My guided tours bring you to see multiple stone thunderbird nests that exist high on the mountain. 

Atop Thunderbird Mountain we explore its many mysterious stone features: The great circular stone thunderbird nest - one hundred metres in diameter - guarded by a massive stone serpent; large stones in direct alignment with the seasonal solstices and equinoxes; and huge boulders on the ground that exactly mirror the stars in the sky of the Northern Cross or Cygnus/Swan constellation. This group of stars is also called "The Great Bird" of the Milky Way which is known more traditionally as "The Thunderbird's Path."

On my tours I tell thunderbird stories and legends. I share thunderbird medicine knowledge and teachings. I enlighten people about the powerful role of the "thunderbird" as a shaman and the spiritual purposes of the stone thunderbird nest still used today for vision quests, personal medicine work and healing ceremonies. I reveal how thunderbird shamans are connected cross-culturally to the circumpolar practices of ancient human "bird shamanism" that originated in northern Eurasia and Siberia at a very distant time. 

During the end of the last Ice Age around 12,000 years ago this vast, rugged, highland region was the prehistoric territory of Paleolithic and Archaic Period Indigenous peoples who were caribou hunters. Additionally, due to the peculiar arrangement of large boulders found atop Thunderbird Mountain, it is believed this location may have been utilized as a ceremonial site by early medicine/holy people; shamans who practiced ancient bird shamanism. Over the course of time these "bird shamans" became known as thunderbirds which is a name/term/title still used today by some Indigenous people (Anishinaabeg) to refer to a person who is like a shaman. 

Thunderbird Mountain is a spectacular place with an awesome view all times of the year. Nature is truly the best medicine! A journey with me is a rewarding, inspirational, exciting and healthy outdoor experience! To arrange your personal tour please contact me directly for dates and fees.

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