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Through the Eye of the Hunter

Get in touch with the land and learn about Métis harvesting traditions in this invigorating Signature Experience.

Archery Experience

Summer experience

  • 1.5 hours
  • 51- 64
  • Groups of up to 15

$51 youth / senior $64 adults

See through the eye of the hunter as your Métis interpreter leads you on a river-side trail walk. Discover the diverse plants of the boreal forest, learn about their traditional uses and seasonal cycles, and look for signs of the many animals that call Métis Crossing home.Learn of how Métis people survive on the land and how we relate to the plants and animals that help sustain our communities. In the second half of this exciting experience, you’ll get to practice your bow hunting skills on our natural archery course!

These essential skills were passed down by Métis people, from generation to generation, so we could all learn to provide for our communities, practice sustainable harvesting, and show our respect and gratitude for the lands we call home.

What's included

  • A 1.5 hour guided tour with a Métis Interpreter
  • An educational experience highlighting traditional Métis hunting and archery skills
  • The opportunity to practice your bow hunting skills on our natural archery course

Your itinerary

Through the Eye of the Hunter

10:45am or 1:45 pm
Check-in at Metis Crossing
11am or 2 pm
Walk to the archery field and learn about the diverse plants and their traditional uses
11:30 am or 2:30 pm
Begin archery training from a Metis Interpreter and practice your new skills
12:30 pm or 1:30 pm
Experience concludes - retrieve your arrows and head back to the Cultural Gathering Center
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Self-sufficient stewards of the land

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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Common Questions

Do I need prior experience with archery to participate?

No prior experience with archery is necessary. The experience is suitable for beginners, and our experienced Métis Interpreter will provide instruction and guidance throughout the activity.

What should I wear and bring for the experience?

We recommend wearing comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing suitable for outdoor activities. Closed-toe shoes are recommended, and it’s also a good idea to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and water.

Is the archery course suitable for children?

The archery course is suitable for children, but they must be accompanied by an adult. The difficulty level of the archery course can be adjusted to accommodate different skill levels and ages.

Is the archery course wheelchair accessible?

The archery course occurs in a natural environment and may not be fully wheelchair accessible. If you have questions, contact Métis Crossing for specific accessibility questions, and we will do their best to assist you.

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