We Are Closed For the Season
We may be closed for the season, however, we are getting ready for big things coming in 2020!
This is a year full of changes, and this includes our website!
Please keep checking back as updates are in the works.
Cultural Gathering Centre
The new Cultural Gathering Centre is coming along nicely and is almost ready for us to move in!
Working with Métis Architect Tiffany Shaw-Collinge from Manasc Isaac Architects, the new centre incorporates traditional craftsmanship with modern materials to create a stunning structure that hints of the building style of the fur trade era river lot homes with the functionality of a contemporary place to gather, learn, and share the Métis story.
We want to thank GenMec ACL out of Bonnyville for the outstanding workmanship bringing our place of Métis pride to life!
We have an exciting announcement! Executive Chef Bill Alexander is working with us to create a Métis culinary experience to wow all of your senses! With a philosophy of land to table eating, Chef Bill’s experience and promotion of Indigenous is a vision we share for our culinary programs and delicious offerings here at Métis Crossing.
Beginning spring 2020, at our café, guests will be able to enjoy everything from a quick lunch to a truly uniquely delightful dinner experience, to a full service banquet – all with flavours coming from the lands in and around Métis Crossing.
Métis Crossing is the first major Métis cultural interpretive center in Alberta. The development and operation of this facility mirrors the core values of the Métis community including self-sufficiency, respect of elders, participation of youth, and pride in our culture.
Métis Crossing began as a major initiative of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Our mission is to be a premiere center for Alberta Métis cultural interpretation, education, gatherings, and business development. Our 512-acre site is designed to engage and excite visitors, and is comprised of river lot titles from the original Métis settlers to this region in the late 1800s. Our programming encourages active participation of visitors in activities that promote appreciation of our people, customs, and celebrations.
Campsites are available: powered, non-powered, and tenting options. Comfort Camping is also available in outfitted trapper’s tents overlooking the river (Please bring your own bedding, lawn chairs, and camping stoves)
Tours: You can enjoy tours of our museum, historical village, restored homesteads with a farm machinery display, photo gallery, indoor meeting area, outdoor stage, and multiple gardens!
Facilities on site include large parking for both cars and buses. Indoor composting toilets with power and running water, and indoor flushable toilets. There is currently little to no cellular service; however, our gift shop and registration office has a land line, WiFi, and accepts debit, Visa, and MasterCard.
Métis Crossing’s Gift Shop offers Métis themed literature and souvenirs.
The nature trail tour along the North Saskatchewan River is very informative and breathtaking. Our scenic site is the perfect place to spend the day, have a picnic, and just relax in the tranquility and beauty of the area.
20 RV sites with power, RV sites without power, tenting sites, showers, washrooms, outhouses, picnic tables, fire pits, and wood for sale.
$25.00 RV site with power, $20.00 RV site no power, $17.00/per Tent
Historical Victoria Trail:
Please visit Kalyna Country (Canada’s largest Eco Museum!) for more about Métis Crossing’s scenic location:
Hours of Operation:
11:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. May long weekend to September long weekend.
Located just 1 1/2 hours northeast of Edmonton in Smoky Lake County. We are an 8 minute drive to amenities, on highway 855, in Smoky Lake Town (pumpkin captial!).
There is more to come in the future as we continue to develop our site.