2019 Summer Season Schedule at Métis Crossing!

Métis Crossing is open daily

Friday May 17 to Monday September 2nd, 2019

We are now offering daily guided tours for our new season, and accepting bookings for the Summer of 2019, please call us at:


Pre-book your spot in the Paddle into the Past, a four hour cultural program with Voyageur Canoe rides offered on select dates, group bookings available. Click here for more information and booking details.

Camp sites are available: powered, non-powered and tents. Comfort Camping is also available in outfitted trapper’s tents overlooking the river (Please bring your own bedding, lawn chairs, and camping stoves)

DateEventAdditional Details
May 17Opening Day
June 22 National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration at Métis Crossing
June 28Paddle into the Past https://metiscrossing.org/paddle-into-the-past/
July 5*, 6, 7 MNA Voyageur Camp Register with the Youth Programs and Services team: 780-455-2200 Ext. 249
July 12 Paddle into the Past https://metiscrossing.org/paddle-into-the-past/
July 13 Jamtron 5 Tickets and info at https://www.themcgowanfamilyband.com/
July 19 Paddle into the Past https://metiscrossing.org/paddle-into-the-past/
July 26*, 27, 28 Sasquatch Gathering Tickets and info at http://www.sasquatchgathering.com/
Aug 2 Paddle into the Past https://metiscrossing.org/paddle-into-the-past/
Aug 16 Paddle into the Past https://metiscrossing.org/paddle-into-the-past/
Aug 23*, 24, 25 Voyageur Days

*Paddle into the Past still offered concurrently with other programming.


Thank you for visiting our site!



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  1800’s. Our programming encourages active participation of visitors in activities that promote appreciation of our people, customs, and celebrations.




Historical Cromarty Barn Museum, Photo Gallery, and Meeting Space.

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 master card.

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.

Camping Rates:

$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:

Victoria Trail



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.

Photo by Fozzy Fest Music and Arts Festival, 2017.