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Legendary Nights Sky Package

Prepare to be captivated by the mesmerizing beauty of the night sky and the mystical allure the dance it might unveil.

Legendary Night Sky Package

Winter experience

  • 3 days
  • 1400 - 2200
  • Groups of up to 6

Prepare to be captivated by the mesmerizing beauty of the night sky and the mystical allure the dance it might unveil. Combine your night sky viewing experience with our rich cultural offerings. Métis Crossing, Alberta’s premier cultural destination offers the Legendary Night Sky Watching Experience all inclusive winter package.

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Itinerary at a glance

Alberta takes great pride in its wide-open spaces, and Métis Crossing is recognized for being located in one of these expansive areas. The Northern Lights are often spotted in these regions, and the dark, wide, and unpolluted night skies make your aurora borealis viewing experience most optimal. As a designated Dark Skies Preserve, we are committed to protecting the beauty of our dark skies by minimizing light pollution in all its forms.

Day one
Check into your premium Dome, meet the Métis and delight in an authentic Métis dining experience in our Cultural Gathering Centre
Day two
After a hot breakfast, embark on our Vision, Hopes and Dreams Wildlife tour. Then fill up with lunch and explore the trails before our Whispers from the Stars Métis dining experience.
Day three
Your final day is time to explore the river lot, taking in the trails, river-views and historic buildings.
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What you will experience

Discover past
and present

Deepen your understanding of Métis heritage through stories from our experienced guides and traditional knowledge-keepers.

Find your
connection

Connect to the Métis way of life through the sharing of practices, traditions, and foods central to Métis culture.

Learn by
living

Participate in unique activities designed to bring you closer to Métis past, present and future.

Feed your
understanding

Experience the healing potential of this powerful place, through a new appreciation for our land, wildlife and shared history. 

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Day one

Sky-watching dome

Your journey begins on day one as you check into our premium Dome with a king bed, running water, bathroom, and even heated concrete floors. The transparent ceiling provides an unobstructed view of the night sky, making it an ideal setting for a romantic getaway.

Opt for a North Facing Dome to catch the enchanting aurora borealis or choose a south-facing one to observe stars and constellations in all their glory.

As you immerse yourself in this experience, take a moment to reflect on the deep connection Métis ancestors shared with the land and sky. Discover how the stars served as guiding lights in the lives of the Métis people, adding a meaningful cultural dimension to your journey.

Meet the Métis

Signature Experience

Embark on a transformative journey through Meet the Métis, the signature experience that inspires, educates, and forges lasting connections with the vibrant spirit of Métis culture.

Indigenous-inspired dining experience

Indulge in a delightful culinary experience that celebrates the richness and diversity of the Métis culture. Guests will be treated to a delicious three-course meal carefully prepared using locally sourced ingredients.

Day two

Hot breakfast

The Bistro

Energize yourself for a day of adventure at Métis Crossing and join us for the Métis inspired hot breakfast prepared fresh each morning by our skilled culinary team, using locally sourced ingredients.

Wildlife Tour

Signature Experience

Visions, Hopes, and Dreams at Métis Crossing Wildlife Park showcases the rich culture and traditions of the Métis community through an immersive and experiential tour, enabling you to connect with nature and forge deep emotional ties with the land and culture. During this experience, our knowledgeable Métis Interpreter will accompany you on an SUV tour to the paddocks, where you can immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Métis heritage species, including the rare white bison and elk, woods bison, plains bison, and majestic Percheron horses. Throughout this journey, you will gain an understanding of the interconnected nature of relationships, communities, and natural systems in Métis Culture, as well as the significant role of bison in Métis heritage.

Lunch

The Restaurant

Indulge on our Métis inspired lunch while enjoying the scenic views of Heritage North Saskatchewan River in the Restaurant at the Cultural Gathering Centre.

Walking trails

Self exploration

Enjoy free time to relax or explore. A self-guided walk allows you to explore the property at your own pace and take in all that it has to offer. Strap on your snowshoes (included with each pod) or bring your skis, and set out to explore more than 10 km of ski trails that wind through the property. Our trails are meticulously maintained and conveniently linked, featuring minimal elevation changes. These trails cater to both experienced adventurers and leisurely walkers, ensuring a rewarding experience for all guests.

Whispers from the Stars

Indigenous-inspired dining experience

The sky, stars, and constellations serve as guiding lights from our ancestors. Hear why the skies were so important to the Métis in settling the west during the fur trade and how they served as a guide relied upon for survival. Listen to how the sky was used as a clock and calendar, providing critical instructions for understanding when to plant, hunt, and work the land. Experience legends and folklore about the Métis, stories that have been observed in our culture for generations during the tea ceremony. Join our Métis interpreters for a dinner of Indigenous inspired cuisine before we head outside to explore the sky.

Day three

Hot breakfast

Departure

Join us for hot breakfast – a delicious way to start the day. Our breakfast will fuel you for the journey ahead, whether they are continuing your travels or heading home. Guests can enjoy their hot breakfast in the cozy and inviting ambiance of the lodge’s dining area or take it to go for a convenient and quick meal on the road.

Common Questions

When are packages available?

Please note these packages are only available for guests booking a stay from Friday-Sunday.

How many guests are included?

The package is available for double occupancy and quad occupancy.

Is transportation available?

Transportation is available via ground or air from the Edmonton International Airport or other destinations in the region.

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