At Métis Crossing, Visitors Meet the Métis where they Traditionally Lived

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, Highway 28, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, North Saskatchewan River, Northeast of Edmonton, Smoky Lake County

By Jeremy Derksen for #TakeItToTheLake This is your invitation to #TakeItToTheLake this summer. Renew yourself by getting closer to the water and don’t forget to share this with friends and family so they can enjoy all the Smoky Lake region has to offer too. Looking out on the historic Victoria Settlement on the grounds of present-day Métis Crossing, with its flourishing gardens and log-built homesteads backing onto the flowing waters of the North Saskatchewan River, one can begin to get …

Tales From the Trapline: Winter Experience

Cody Attractions, Events, Highway 28, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, North Saskatchewan River, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Smoky Lake County, Winter Adventures

Make snares, survival shelters and traditional crafts at Metis Crossing By Jeremy Derksen For Lilyrose Meyers, trapping represents not just a livelihood but a way of life. With the decline of the industry in recent decades, she sees that way of life disappearing, and with it, the positive effects it can have for ecosystems. “The land is important to us, it’s a live thing — it changes. The trees … the animals … you have to look after them,” she …