Metis Crossing

Smoky Lake, Alberta

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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
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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.