Métis Crossing Tops the List of Best Places to Go in Alberta!

Rebecca Isbister Attractions, Cross Country Skiing, Fall Adventures, Highway 45, Historic Site, Indigenous Attraction, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake County, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures, Winter Adventures

It is absolutely amazing Métis Crossing is being listed as one of the best places not in only Alberta, in Canada… but the world to visit in 2022.

 As the top Indigenous Tourism attraction in the Go East of Edmonton region, Métis Crossing has grown to into a world class experience showcasing Métis culture and history. The contributions of the Métis People in our region are abundant and Métis Crossing seeks to showcase and engage with visitors in this distinct Indigenous story.

To date, Métis Crossing in Smoky Lake County is the only Alberta tourism attraction to make more than one of the Top Places to Go lists for 2022! Congratulations!

This announcement is a tribute to the success of all the team members, partners, and supporters of Métis Crossing. It’s Alberta’s first cultural destination where Métis people lead the conception, design and operation.

We are very proud to have Métis Crossing featured in these major publications:

  1. Afar , Reasons to Visit Métis Crossing in 2022
  2. Afar, Best Places to Travel in 2022
  3. Conde Nast Traveller, Best Places to Go in 2022

In addition, there have been articles in other major media including: Toronto Star, Newswire, National Geographic, MSN.com and many more!

This 512-acre site is situated on Métis settler homesteads overlooking the banks of the scenic North Saskatchewan River. Opened in 2005, there has been considerable care and development of the historic site, buildings, and trails, interpretive and hands-on learning experiences as well as a campground with trapper’s tents. It’s a special place for visitors to be immersed into Métis culture. These experiences provide a safe space for encouraging cultural understanding and connections.

In 2021, we welcomed the opening of the Métis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre. As well, the release of bison into Visions Hopes and Dreams at Métis Crossing Wildlife Park, builds even more excitement toward the January 2022 opening of the new 40 room Boutique Lodge at Métis Crossing.

This is a very special rural Alberta attraction which has garnered major accolades from both major Canadian and International media and we are fortunate to have such an outstanding attraction here in our Go East of Edmonton tourism region for you to explore and experience.

There is no need to wait to experience Métis Crossing. Go Now.

As of December 10, Métis Crossing has re-opened for Winter Experiences.
At only one hour Northeast of Edmonton, Métis Crossing makes for a wonderful Winter Adventure!

Check out our Guide to Winter at Métis Crossing…

Métis Crossing welcomes you to experience the beauty of the North Saskatchewan River on a traditional Métis river lot.

Enjoy these Signature Experiences…

Tales from the Trapline Experience

An immersive Indigenous experience that explores Métis traditional winter activities and skills.

Vision, Hopes, and Dreams, Wildlife Park

The Visions, Hopes and Dreams at Métis Crossing Wildlife Park welcomed the return of Woods Bison, Plains Bison, White Bison, Elk, White Elk, and Percheron horses to the traditional Métis Lands at Métis Crossing. Interpretive programming and tours begin on December 11.

Métis Crossing Horse-Drawn Sleigh & Wagon Rides

Celebrate the winter season by exploring the land by horse-drawn wagon with your friends and family.

Traditional Workshops

Métis Crossing offers a variety of Traditional Workshops, providing an opportunity for interactive, hands-on learning experiences. This Winter they are starting in January 2022.

Daily Experiences

This winter season, Métis Crossing is offering the following activities as part of the general admission experience; Skating, Snow Tubing, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing on groomed trails up to 10 km. And check out the Métis Cultural Exhibits and Gift shop.

The Lodge at Métis Crossing

Opening in January 2022, the Lodge is in an exquisite setting in which to replenish your spirit and feel the connection to this historic Métis land.

See all the details and Book your Winter experiences at Métis Crossing  in Smoky Lake County!

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