Metis Crossing

Smoky Lake, Alberta

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Attraction
Museum & Historic Site

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Activities

  • Canadian Culture
  • Hiking
  • Indigenous
  • RV Camping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Amenities

  • Amphitheatre
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping - Group
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Visitor Center

Address

17339 Victoria Trail, Smoky Lake, Alberta, T0A 3C0

Built on the original river lots of Métis settlers to this region in the late 1800s, Métis Crossing is home to Alberta’s first Métis cultural interpretive centre. Drop in for a cultural tour or camp in a replica fur trapper tent. For an immersive indigenous journey, book the Victoria Trail Voyageur Experience. You’ll take an interactive tour of Métis Crossing, including learning to set a beaver trap, sampling dried bison and dancing a Red River jig (it’s not a real Métis party until the jigging starts). Your costumed interpreters will walk you through the historical village, and teach you to weave a Métis sash at a loom. Then, settle into a voyageur canoe for a paddle, just like fur traders did for hundreds of years. To finish, you’ll tour Victoria Settlement, a former fur trade fort. Métis Crossing is open seasonally from May long weekend through Labour Day.