One of Canada’s Indigenous People, the Métis, began here. Taught by proud grandparents, their way of life, crafts, survival and entrepreneurship of the Métis people live on. Walk in Our Mocs is a two-hour immersive Indigenous tourism experience telling the story of survival on the land and a way of life of the within the Historic Victoria District National Historic Site. A perfect blend of culture, the great outdoors, and Métis history.
Join us at Métis Crossing to hear stories of Métis life on the land and try your skills with a bow and arrow on our natural course and a delicious lunch infused with the flavours of a Métis kitchen.
- Immerse yourself in Métis culture and ways of knowing
- Practice your skills with a bow and arrow
- Identify plants, animals, and the traces animals leave behind
- Explore the boreal forest of the North Saskatchewan River Valley
- Spend time on an historic Métis River Lot
- Enjoy Indigenous inspired cuisine
- Discover the diversity of plants and animals that call Métis Crossing home
Lunch provided with the program.
Approximate length of program is 2 hours plus lunch.
Prices: $48 adults, $40 youth
Audience: ages 6 and up (youth require parent/guardian supervision), course requires long stretches of walking on uneven terrain and ability to use a bow.
Tours run every 30 minutes from 11:00am – 2:00pm Saturdays& Sundays. Each group will have their own bow(s), arrows, and area to practice their shots. We will also be making sure that cohorts are properly distanced from each other.
Pre-book your Meet the Métis experience by calling 1-780-656-2229 or visiting the Book Now page.
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The Paddle Into the Past experiences includes:
- Métis crafts – Beading and finger weaving
- Paddling an authentic Voyageur canoe
- Tasting bannock cooked over an open fire
- Learning about traditional plants and harvesting
- Dancing the Métis Jig in a historic homestead
Winter is here and it’s time to have some fun! Métis Crossing
is creating some fantastic winter experiences for the whole
family, like skating overlooking the North Saskatchewan
River, tobogganing in the river valley, Métis story time
around the fire, snowshoeing, and special cold-weather treats
at the Métis Crossing Bistro.
Métis Crossing invites you and your family to enjoy some fantastic winter
activities. Tobogganing in the river valley, Métis story time around the
fire, ice skating overlooking the majestic North Saskatchewan River and
snowshoeing through the trails.
Date: Saturdays & Sundays
Post COVID19 Restrictions
Time: 11am – 5pm
Price: $15 adult | $10 youth/senior | $45 family
Special cold weather menu at Métis Crossing Bistro.
Please bring your skates, helmets and snow shoes.*
*Snowshoe rentals are available on a very limited basis.
**Some experiences are weather dependent.
Tales from the Trapline is a small group 4-hour immersive
Indigenous experience that explores Métis traditional winter
activities and skills on a historic Métis River Lot farm.
Strap on a set of snowshoes, set a snare, build a survival shelter, and
learn a traditional art as you create your own unique and beautiful
Tales from the Trapline runs from 12pm-4pm. We ask that you
arrive 15 minutes early. You may wish to consider arriving earlier
to enjoy lunch or snacks from our Métis inspired menu at the Métis
Date: Post COVID19 Restrictions
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Price: $59 adults / $39 Youth
THIS SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
• Traditional teachings from Métis Interpretive guides
• All supplies to create your own traditional keepsake
• Snowshoe rental
Advance bookings required.
To book please contact Métis Crossing at 780-656-2229
* Subject to Provincial direction on reopening of cultural centres.
Subject to weather