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Stay the Night

Métis Crossing is the perfect location for your next overnight adventure. Camping is available directly on-site, providing the perfect home base for in-between cultural experiences and activities.

Summer 2021 (updated April 9, 2021)

The Campsite at Métis Crossing is located on a traditional Métis river lot overlooking the banks of the North Saskatchewan river. It is the first major Métis cultural destination in Alberta.

Enjoy wide open spaces, blue skies, and the gorgeous North Saskatchewan river valley.

Opening Friday, May 21, 2021 – The campsite at Métis Crossing offers:

– 21 powered RV Sites
– 10 non-powered sites
– 4 Tent sites in trees
– 6 Comfort Camping in Traditional Trappers Tents

To ensure you have a comfortable stay in our Trappers Tents we recommend packing the following:

  • Sleeping Bag / Bedding / Pillow
  • Flashlight / Lantern
  • Water bottle
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Matches /  Firestarter
  • Axe / Hatchet
  • Camp Stove & Cookware
  • Camp Chairs

Campsite Amenities include:
– Picnic table
– Firepit
– Washroom Trailer. No showers are being offered for the 2021 Summer season.

– Just a short walk to award winning Métis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre (Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are uncertain as to the opening date of the Centre, admissions and booking of Signature tours. Please check back frequently on our website or social media for updates.)
– Located next to the North Saskatchewan River
– Quick access from highway 855
– Ten minutes south of Smoky Lake, AB

Métis Crossing will be following Alberta Parks Summer 2021 guidelines and safety measures, including:

• Group camping will remain closed, unless and until AHS group gathering restrictions are eased. Outdoor social gatherings are limited to 10 people maximum and must not have an indoor component. Attendees should remain distanced at all times and follow all public health measures.
• We are asking visitors to limit their activities to their household where they can, or plan activities with their designated close contacts if they live alone, as those are the safest options. Physical distancing of 2 m must be in place between people from different households at all times during these activities, unless they are a person who lives alone and a close contact.
• If you’re unsure whether something is allowed, please err on the side of caution and make the safest choice.
• Continue to practice physical distancing – stay 2 metres apart when you can.
• Don’t visit if you’re sick or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.
• Bring a cloth mask and wear it in all high use areas when you are unable to physically distance 2 meters.
• Bring your own hand sanitizer and tissues. Plan ahead to ensure you have enough food, water and toilet paper.
• Wash or sanitize your hands before and after using high-touch shared amenities like washrooms or showers.
• Follow all COVID-19 Information for Albertans and the advice of public health experts to protect yourself and others during this pandemic.

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