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!
Walk in Our Mocs – Métis Archery Program
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.
Wall Pockets – Métis Traditional Art Program
Wall pockets – September 27, 2020
In the mid 1800 Métis women made a variety wall pockets from what material they had on hand or access to for their homes. They were made with wool, birchbark or leather. They decorated these wall pockets with beadwork, embroidery or porcupine quills.
Wall pockets provide storage space for small household or personal items as well as a bright room decoration.
Instruction will include intro to embroidery, ribbon embroidery and wool tufting.
Wall pocket patterns: 7 x 9.
Max Number of participants: 15
$75.00/attendee for six hour program, lunch included, 11am start time.
Book by calling 1.780.656.2229
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