Experience Our Distinct Indigenous Story
Métis Crossing strives to represent and share elements of Métis culture, including: Pride of culture, family reconnection and reconciliation, sacredness of place and empathy and acknowledgement.
At Métis Crossing we do this through interpretive and cultural experiences!
Meet the Métis Experience – Summer 2020
Visit Métis Crossing and experience a guided interpretive tour introducing you to Métis Crossing and the Métis peoples through art, dance, story telling, nature, and traditional practices.
Join our Métis Knowledge holder in an exploration of the Métis connection to the land, and experience life at a traditional hunting camp.
Step inside historic river lot homes that once belonged to the Sinclair and Cromarty families. Put yourself in the shoes of these families, as you explore their garden and live how they once lived, on this very river lot.
Visit the beautiful North Saskatchewan River and investigate the many traditional plants and how the Métis people used them. Discover wildlife and wilderness.
Embrace your inner Métis youth by joining in a traditional game, the way fun was had back before smart phones and Netflix!
Finally, get in touch with your artistic side. Test your jigging skills, and hand weave a bracelet you can take home with you as a reminder of your experience at Métis Crossing!
While you are here you can enjoy lunch, visit the gift shop, enjoy the playground, and explore the Crossing.
All tours are isolated to individual groups (you will only interact with the individuals you arrived with).
Tours run every 30 minutes from 11:00am – 4:00pm Wednesday – Sunday. Pre-book your Meet the Métis experience by calling 1-780-656-2229 or visiting the Book Now page.
Paddle Into The Past – Not Available at this time due to COVID19 restrictions
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
Tales of the Trapline Experience – Winter 2020
Tales from the Trapline is a 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 keepsake.
Other Activities Include:
- Curriculum based student/educational activities and experiences (working closely with educators)
- Event & Function space and catering
- Camping facilities, trappers’ tents
- Gift shop and Café and classroom facilities