Métis Crossing – FAQ
Métis Crossing is Our Distinct Indigenous Story
Métis Crossing is the first major Métis cultural interpretive centre in Alberta and is a premier destination for Alberta Métis cultural interpretation, education, gatherings, and business development.
Sitting on 512-acres of land, comprised of river lot titles from the original Métis settlers to the region in the late 1800s, the crossing is designed to engage and excite visitors through an exploration of Métis cultural experiences.
Métis Crossing strives to represent and share elements of Métis culture; pride of culture and respect (with self-identification), family reconnection and reconciliation, sacredness of place and empathy and acknowledgement.
Métis Crossing is for everyone! While we are proud to be a place that all Métis people can call home and can see themselves in, we are a place for everyone. When you come to Métis Crossing, we hope that no matter your background or previous knowledge, that you will leave with both a better understanding and connection with your own heritage and with Métis people.
Métis Crossing is located 1.5 hours northeast of Edmonton, just 10 minutes South of Smokey Lake on the Victoria Trail. We offer a full day activities and fun for all ages, making this the perfect road trip for those in the region. Visiting from a distance? We have camping options available, stay the night and enjoy a campfire!
When you are visiting Métis Crossing you should expect an outdoor experience. Visiting Métis Crossing is an opportunity to be outside and experience the over 500 acres of beauty that is Métis Crossing. Not only that but we are located along the North Saskatchewan River! When you come to visit please consider bringing with you:
- Good footwear that may get wet.
- Dress in layers, and dress for the weather.
- Bug spray
- Water bottle
- A hat
We are pleased to offer you the ability to host your large event. Our Cultural Gathering Centre is the perfect place to host a corporate meeting, your special day, or a cultural gathering.
The new Cultural Gathering Centre is designed by 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 at 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.
Métis Crossing offers curriculum-based student experiences and educational activities. We work closely with educators and Métis experts to provide meaningful and enjoyable educational opportunities for students of all ages.
We welcome the opportunity to share everything that Métis Crossing has to offer with you and your organization.
If you would like to be part of our experience and book a field trip to Métis Crossing inquiry now.
Métis Crossing is the perfect place to host your next corporate training or workshop. Our brand-new, state of the art Cultural Gathering Centre sets the stage for a day of learning on historical land.
Our state-of-the-art technology allows your training or presentation to be seamless – connecting you around the world through our wireless connection. It is the perfect place for Indigenous training or other workshops your company may be putting on for staff.
Métis Crossing is the perfect location for your next overnight adventure. Camping is provided directly on-site, providing you the perfect home base for in between cultural experiences and activities.