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Métis Cultural Exhibits

Explore our historic site and discover exhibits, art installations, and heritage buildings reflective of Métis past, present and future. Included with general admission.

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Métis Crossing Historic Village

A few steps from our modern facility, our Historic Village invites you back in time for a glimpse at how our riverlot looked years ago.

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Outdoor Buffalo Camp

Step into Métis history at our outdoor Buffalo Hunt Camp exhibit in Métis Crossing, arranged to offer a glimpse into the historical gatherings of Métis during the buffalo hunts. Explore the outdoor setup with Red River cart, buffalo hide, and traditional trappers tent, reflecting the historic buffalo hunt camps.

Cromarty House

Experience traditional Métis values, involving the sharing of knowledge through stories, hands-on learning, and play, as you walk through historical homes where family narratives come to life.

The house will recreate the feel of what the Cromarty House was like during Magnus’ time using family stories, and other personal and historical elements that bring the story of the Cromarty family and similar river lot families to life. 

Inside the house you will find different samples of Métis decorative arts, like wall pockets, quilting, rag rugs, beading, etc.

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Red Barn

Step into Métis history at our outdoor Buffalo Hunt Camp outdoor exhibit in Métis Crossing, arranged to offer a glimpse into the historical gatherings of Métis during the buffalo hunts. Explore the outdoor setup with Red River cart, buffalo hide, and traditional trappers tent, reflecting the historic buffalo hunt camps.

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What you'll 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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