Experience Culture, History, and Adventures at Métis Crossing and Lac La Biche

Rebecca Isbister 2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Highway 28, Historic Site, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, Museums, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures, Water Adventures

Head to Métis Crossing for authentic cultural experiences in a retreat-like setting, then go north and play in Alberta’s lake country. Written by Karen Ung As we walk down the old Victoria Trail along the North Saskatchewan River, at first glance, it appears little has changed since the 1800s. Original homesteads remain, filled with period furniture and artifacts, chickens cluck in the yard, and a Red River Cart sits out front ready to haul goods to the trading post. The …

Must-See Attractions for your Summer Roadtrips

Rebecca Isbister 2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Entertainment, Fall Adventures, Historic Site, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, Museums, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Southeast of Edmonton, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Winter Adventures

Fancy taking a road trip through time? We put together a list of some of the coolest museums and heritage areas East of Edmonton you can visit if you’re wanting some local knowledge and cool facts. Pack your things, jump in the car, and go! Northeast of Edmonton Visit this region’s museums to explore Francophone, Indigenous history, and unique collections: Legal –  a bilingual community and featuring over 35 murals portraying the history of francophone families. Admire the painted walls …

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 …

#CampMetisCrossing and Discover Indigenous History

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Fall Adventures, Glamping, Highway 28, Indigenous Attraction, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, North Saskatchewan River, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake County, Summer Adventures

By Jeremy Derksen #TakeItToTheLake #NEAB Cindy Lazarenko and her daughters return to their tent flush with the excitement of new discovery. A camping experience at Métis Crossing will do that to just about anyone. There is a make-your-own adventure feel to camping here. Campers can delve into early frontier history and learn about the Métis people, learn archery, paddle like a voyageur, gather round a fire to hear Métis folk tales, or retire to their own space for some relaxing …

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 …