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Winter Package

This carefully planned itinerary seamlessly blends thrilling winter adventures, cultural immersion, and the unique offerings of Métis Crossing.

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All Inclusive Winter Package

Winter experience

  • 3 days
  • 1250-2500
  • Groups of up to 6

Welcome to the unforgettable adventure – Cultural Experiences All Inclusive Winter Package at Métis Crossing, Alberta’s premier cultural destination that offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the rich and vibrant culture of Métis people.

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Itinerary at a glance

This carefully planned itinerary seamlessly blends thrilling winter adventures, cultural immersion, and the unique offerings of Métis Crossing. Throughout your stay in premium accommodations, you’ll have the chance to savor indigenous-inspired cuisine, delve into the culture through captivating storytelling and exploring snowy landscapes on guided snowshoe excursions, and come face to face with heritage species like white bison, elk, plains and woods bison, and majestic Percheron horses.

Day one
Settle into your comfortable accommodations and meet the Métis before indulging in a Indigenous-inspired dining experience.
Day two
Energize your day with a hot breakfast in our Bistro, and embark on our Tales from the Trapline signature experience. Finish the day with a Métis dining experience in our gathering centre.
Day three
After breakfast, spend your final day exploring the river lot and walking the trails.
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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

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Arrive

Arrive at our cultural destination and check into your spacious and comfortable accommodations. The suite features an in-suite patio with breathtaking views of the Heritage North Saskatchewan River.

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.

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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

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Hot breakfast

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.

Tales from the Trapline

Signature Experience

Join us for the immersive Indigenous experience Tales from the Trapline as part of our summer package. Guided by a knowledgeable Métis Interpreter, this journey provides participants with the opportunity to explore the cultural significance of life on the land and the traditional Métis way of life.

During this adventure, you’ll gain insights into Métis trap per traditions and the valuable land-based knowledge passed down through generations. We will put on a traditional Métis Capote and snowshoes to venture into the great outdoors, immersing ourselves in the sight sounds, and scents of the natural world. You’ll learn how to set snares and traps and identify animal tracks, as well as practice skills as shelter-building techniques, traditional plant knowledge, and the art of fire building. At the end of the journey, join us for a traditional craft – an activity where you’ll craft your own souvenir.

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Lunch

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

Visions, Hopes and Dreams Wildlife Tour

Signature Experience

Join us for an immersive wildlife tour showcasing the rich culture and traditions of the Métis community. 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.

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Métis 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 three

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Hot breakfast

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 song your travels or heading home.

Walking the trails

Self exploration

Taking in some fresh air before heading back and exploring the nearly 10 km of cross country skiing and walking trails at Métis Crossing is a fantastic way to wrap up your package experience. Nestled within the National Historic Site of Canada and along the Historic Victoria Trail, this picturesque site is enveloped by a myriad of trails, pristine boreal forests and stunning valley vistas.

Don’t forget to explore our Cultural Centre with interactive displays, historical artifacts and one of a kind Gift Shop, where you can browse a range of Métis and locally crafted items.

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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 price is based on double occupancy, with two people sharing a room.

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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