Construction on Métis Crossing is going strong!
Check out our progress to date!
We can’t wait until its open and can start hosting cultural events, corporate training, weddings, meetings, educational sessions and more.
Look for us Fall 2019!
Pictures are of the East, North, West, and South sides of the Cultural Gathering Centre.
Saturday at 11 AM
Celebrate Métis contributions to Canadian society at the annual National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration at Métis Crossing.
Bannock Dogs and Burgers!
Vendors and Artisans
4pm OPEN JAM SESSION
630pm HOT DOG AND MARSHMALLOW ROAST
8PM FAMILY FRIENDLY KITCHEN PARTY
Jigging Contest for Youth & Adult! $1000 in total prizes!!!!
(event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1946036452375070/ )
Métis Crossing is a diverse and unique place that offers more than just camping and historical site tours. 2017 saw it’s third year in a row hosting three music and art’s festivals. Altogether Odyssey Gathering, Reign Bough Fiddle, and Jamtron enjoyed great camping, weather, family time, music, adventure quests, and workshops. The river saw waders, brave swimmers, fishers, and floaters! Once a year Métis Crossing experiences a colorful splash of artistic flair where those that like to dress up, dance, play, run, and meet other inclusive, and imaginative people come to frolic!
This special property is a welcoming and majestic spot unlike anywhere in eastern, rural Alberta. The best way to get to know the beautiful changing hours is to come out and camp! We have washrooms, showers, and wood available on site. And we are just an 8 minute drive to all amenities.
Just call ahead to find out what is available: 780-656-2229
Want to know more about Reing Bough Fiddle?http://reignboughfiddle.nothingwhatsoever.net/
Check out more colorful photos at “Odyssey Gathering – Akai Photography”
This past Sunday Métis Crossing hosted the Fort Edmonton Canoe Brigade after their Sunday paddle. A dance and supper made for an inspired event where stories and dance moves were shared by both Métis Elders and Canadian Voyageur enthusiasts!
Dignitaries were presented with gifts and Canada 150 sashes from Mark Lund of the Voyageur Brigade Society. President of the Métis Nation of Alberta Audrey Poitras welcomed the Brigade to the Métis homeland. Along side her was Karen Collins, President of Region 2 for the Métis Nation of Alberta and Dan Cardinal, Vice President of Region 1. Colin Piquette, MLA, also graced this rendezvous with a heart felt address and recognition of the first Canadians; the Métis. Ernest Brousseau, Mayor of Smoky Lake, honored the event with a welcome to the Brigade, as well.
Métis Crossing would like to thank everyone that contributed to a lovely sunny weekend event celebrating Canada’s multi-cultural heritage. And all those that came out just to enjoy the awe of Alberta’s stunning North Saskatchewan River!