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Located only 90 minutes from Edmonton, Alberta, Métis Crossing is the perfect destination for hosting corporate events.

With picturesque surroundings, modern facilities and authentic Indigenous experiences, Métis Crossing offers a unique opportunity for businesses to incorporate cultural education into their event programming.

What Sets Us Apart

Our focus on Indigenous experiences and cultural education. Visitors can engage in activities such as traditional winter activities, participate in Indigenous storytelling, and learn about the rich history and traditions of the Métis Nation. This provides a unique and enriching experience for attendees, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture.

Métis Crossing offers an exceptional venue for corporate events, coupled with the opportunity to incorporate authentic Indigenous experiences and cultural education into the programming. With our stunning location, excellent facilities, and commitment to storytelling and cultural preservation, Métis Crossing is the ideal destination for businesses looking to create a truly memorable and impactful event.

Our Venue

Discover the perfect venue for your next retreat amidst the peaceful and secluded surroundings of Métis Crossing. Located in the heart of Smoky Lake County, our cultural destination offers a unique and enriching experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Cultural Gathering Centre

Our Cultural Gathering Centre boasts spacious and well-equipped meeting areas that provide a serene atmosphere for focused discussions and collaborative brainstorming. From a technologically advanced classroom to a main hall capable of accommodating up to 700 people, Métis Crossing is a flexible and all-encompassing venue suitable for any occasion.


The classroom is a multipurpose space that can easily adapt to meet specific requirements, providing the perfect location for teaching, gatherings, meetings, and exhibitions. It also features a top-to-bottom whiteboard wall, which can be used as a divider to create two distinct spaces, the boardroom, and the meeting room. Located alongside the river, our spacious main hall is bright and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows, leading onto a generous outdoor deck. This is the ideal space for outdoor receptions, exhibitions, breakout sessions, and any other large gathering or event.

Modern Facilities, In A Natural Setting

With plenty of natural light illuminating the space, you can enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscape while immersing yourself in your work. Our venue is equipped with all the necessary amenities to facilitate productive meetings. Rest assured knowing that furniture and AV solutions are readily available, allowing you to deliver an exceptional experience without any logistical concerns.

Spanning over a 688-acre site, Métis Crossing offers a tranquil environment that can accommodate a variety of retreats. With multiple accommodation options available, each offering ample space and comfort, you and your team can relax and recharge.

Offered in partnership with the University of Alberta

Indigenous Peoples & Canada

During this 4-day executive retreat, participants take part in land based experiences rooted in Métis culture and history. You’ll have the opportunity to spend time around the fire with Métis knowledge holders, develop a wholistic understanding of the Métis, and relax in the Lodge and enjoy Indigenous inspired cuisine.

Common Questions

Board meetings, Corporate events, Conferences, Seminars and Conventions

Métis Crossing provides exceptional meeting facilities for board meetings, corporate events, conferences, seminars, and conventions. Our venue is designed to meet the needs of any business gathering, providing both indoor and outdoor options to suit your preferences.

Our meeting facilities offer a perfect blend of modern amenities and cultural ambiance. With various capacity options available, we can accommodate events of all sizes from small executive board meetings to larger corporate events. Whether you need a space for an intimate brainstorming session or a grand conference, Métis Crossing is the ideal venue for your team.

For indoor meetings, our state-of-the-art facilities provide all the necessary technology and equipment to ensure a smooth and successful event. We offer private function options, enabling you to have exclusive access to the venue and create a personalized experience.

If you prefer outdoor settings, our picturesque surroundings offer a refreshing and invigorating atmosphere. Conduct your event amidst the tranquil beauty of nature, surrounded by lush greenery and stunning landscapes of the North Saskatchewan River.

At Métis Crossing, we understand that board meetings and corporate events require professional and seamless planning. Our dedicated events team will assist you in organizing every aspect of your event, ensuring that all your requirements are met.

Experience a truly unique and inspiring venue for your next board meeting or corporate event at Métis Crossing. We guarantee a memorable and productive gathering in a setting that uplifts and energizes your attendees.

Skill development events

Métis Crossing offers a unique and immersive setting for skill development events, providing opportunities to incorporate authentic Indigenous experiences and education. Our immersive cultural destination offers a range of activities and facilities that can accommodate various skill-building workshops and leadership training programs.

Hosting career building workshops at Métis Crossing can provide participants with hands-on training and knowledge in their respective fields, while also spending the day in a stunning and culturally relevant environment. Our Cultural Gathering Centre and outdoor facilities offer a rich backdrop for learning, creating a truly immersive experience. Workshops conducted within the stunning structures designed by Métis architect Tiffany Shaw-Collinge can also inspire creativity and innovation.

Leadership training programs can also benefit from the cultural offerings at Métis Crossing. Participants can learn from Métis stories and traditions, gaining a deeper understanding of community development and economic initiatives. This can foster a sense of cultural appreciation and promote inclusive leadership practices.

In addition to skill development, participants can also have the chance to explore the Métis cultural center, trade era river lots, and participate in traditional cultural activities. Our experiential and hands-on learning approach allows your team to actively engage with Métis stories and culture, fostering stronger bonds and improving collaboration and communication. These Signature Experiences are inclusive and customizable, suitable for groups of all sizes and all ages. Visiting Métis Crossing can provide both skill-building and cultural experiences, creating a beautiful keepsake for individuals seeking personal and professional growth.

Casual meetings

Casual meetings play a significant role in corporate events and retreats, particularly in fostering collaboration and relationship-building among participants. These informal gatherings create a relaxed atmosphere where individuals can connect on a more personal level, exchange ideas, and build camaraderie.

In the picturesque setting of Smoky Lake, casual meetings can take place in both indoor and outdoor settings, offering a range of options to suit different preferences and objectives. Métis Crossing provides an ideal backdrop for such meetings, with our 688-acre site offering various locations for both indoor and outdoor gatherings.

The Cultural Gathering Center provides a stunning and culturally enriching environment. This airy indoor space can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 700 people, offering a unique blend of modern amenities and traditional craftsmanship.

For those seeking a more outdoorsy ambiance, Métis Crossing offers private function campfire sites where participants can gather around a crackling fire while engaging in discussions. These spaces allow for a relaxed and intimate setting, fostering open dialogue and meaningful connections amidst nature’s beauty.

With our capacity to host both indoor and outdoor meetings, Métis Crossing caters to the needs and preferences of corporate events and retreats. Whether you prefer the warmth and comfort of indoor spaces or the fresh air and scenic beauty of outdoor settings, our space provides the

perfect backdrop for casual meetings to take place, ensuring collaboration and relationship-building thrive.

Team building

We are proud to offer a wide range of team building activities that are designed to help teams reconnect and create shared experiences. These activities not only promote teamwork and collaboration but also unlock cooperative growth within the team.

From interactive exhibits and guided tours to traditional cultural activities and experiences, a day at Métis Crossing offers you team members the opportunity to reconnect with the Indigenous story and learn from Métis culture, fostering a deep sense of appreciation and understanding.

Team building activities are available year-round, enabling your team to also participate in traditional winter activities. Teams can engage in activities such as snowshoeing, dog sledding, or ice fishing, allowing them to work together in a different environment and bond over shared experiences. These activities not only promote physical activity but also create a sense of adventure and camaraderie within the team.

By participating in these team building activities at Métis Crossing, teams can reconnect on a deeper level, creating shared experiences that strengthen their relationships. These activities promote communication, trust, and cooperation, leading to improved teamwork and ultimately unlocking cooperative growth within the team.

Corporate parties

Looking to have some fun with your organization? Hosting a corporate party at Métis Crossing offers a unique and enriching experience that goes beyond the conventional venue choices. One of the standout features that draw companies to Métis Crossing is the opportunity to indulge in authentic Métis cuisine. The culinary experience is a journey through the rich history and cultural tapestry of the Métis people. From traditional dishes passed down through generations to modern interpretations of Métis flavors, guests are treated to a feast that tantalizes the taste buds and sparks conversations.

Additionally, Métis Crossing offers a range of signature experiences that add a distinctive touch to corporate gatherings. Whether it’s participating in Métis cultural workshops, engaging in team-building activities through our Signature Experiences, or simply enjoying the natural beauty of the surroundings, these experiences contribute to a memorable and meaningful event. The integration of cultural elements not only adds a layer of uniqueness to the corporate party but also fosters a sense of connection and appreciation among attendees.

The Lodge at Métis Crossing stands out as the ideal accommodation for large groups, providing a comfortable and immersive environment that complements the picturesque surroundings. Its spacious facilities can cater to the needs of corporate events, ensuring a seamless blend of business and leisure.

In essence, choosing Métis Crossing as the venue for a corporate party is a decision to embrace diversity, celebrate heritage, and create lasting memories. The combination of exceptional accommodations, authentic cuisine, and signature experiences makes it an unparalleled choice for companies seeking a venue that transcends the ordinary and offers a truly enriching experience for their teams.

Event inquiries

Métis Crossing boasts state-of-the-art facilities and amenities suitable for events of all sizes. Whether it’s a small business gathering or a large conference, our venue offers versatile spaces that can accommodate the needs of any corporate event. From modern meeting rooms to spacious outdoor venues, Métis Crossing has it all.

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