Story Starters

Story Starters

Story Starters

Are you interested in more deeply exploring Métis Crossing? There are countless incredible stories related to this place and the remarkable people who oversee, manage, support, and visit the Crossing.

Below are just a few ideas we hope you will consider exploring when you are publishing your story regarding Métis Crossing.

The New Cultural Gathering Center

Completed in 2020, the new Cultural Gathering Centre located at Métis Crossing is simply stunning. Sitting on 512-acres of land, comprised of river lot titles from the original Métis settlers to the region in the late 1800s, the Crossing is designed to engage and excite visitors through an exploration of Métis cultural experiences. The new Cultural Gathering Centre does just that!

Designed by Métis Architect Tiffany Shaw-Collinge from Manasc Isaac Architects. The new centre incorporates traditional craftsmanship with modern materials to create a stunning structure that hints at the building style of the fur trade era river lot homes with the functionality of a contemporary place to gather, learn, and share the Métis story.

This is an incredible state of the art facility built in honour of the Métis people and designed by an incredible Métis individual!

Métis Crossing 2020 Summer Student Program

The 2020 Métis Crossing summer student program has welcomed 10 incredible Métis youth to the Crossing. Despite the challenging circumstances surrounding COVID19 the Métis Crossing team has successfully launcher their 2020 summer student program.

This group of youth began their training on June 1 and will be prepared to share their knowledge and experiences with visitors throughout the summer, working as interpreters at the Crossing.

This unique program offers Métis youth the opportunity to be surrounded by their fellow Métis peers in an environment that encourages them to explore their heritage. This program is offering more than just a job!

The Future of Métis Crossing

Métis Crossing has been developed to be a year-round destination centered around the distinct Métis Indigenous story and culture. In 2020 we are thrilled to be opening our new Cultural gathering centre. The Cultural Gathering Centre is designed by Métis Architect Tiffany Shaw-Collinge from Manasc Isaac Architects and incorporates traditional craftsmanship with modern materials to create a stunning structure that hints at the building style of the fur trade era river lot homes, while offering the functionality of a contemporary place to gather, learn, and share the Métis story.

We are excited for the future and we are looking forward to building on the success, beauty, and cultural enthusiasm that Métis Crossing strives to share with the world. Below are just a few of our plans for the future!

  • The Métis Crossing Lodge
  • Star Watching Glass Pods
  • Playground Area
  • Animal Area
  • Historical Métis Exhibit
  • Skills Show
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Skills Barn
  • Traditional Gardens
  • Archery
  • Toboggan Run

For more information regarding Métis Crossing and exciting potential stories please contact
brad@ciprcommunications.