The snow is falling, the land and the seasons are changing, and Métis Crossing is welcoming you to discover and experience their distinct Indigenous culture this winter.
Winter Staycation Packages
Winter Family Package: Two Nights, Three Days or Winter Family Package: One Night, Two Days,
Awaken your adventurous spirit, fulfill your cultural curiosities, and find yourself relaxing and reconnecting with your family, all in one place. The Lodge is located directly adjacent to the stunning Cultural Gathering Centre, on the banks of the beautiful North Saskatchewan River.
Winter Couples Retreat Package
The Métis Crossing Couples Retreat is perfect for the couple that are looking to escape their busy lives and reconnect in a new way this winter. At Métis Crossing you can expect to awaken your adventurous spirit, fulfill your cultural curiosities, and find yourself relaxing and reconnecting with your loved one, all in one place.
Holiday Gathering Package
The Métis Crossing Holiday Gathering package is perfect for events of all sizes. The Cultural Gathering Centre can be enjoyed by up to 350 people seated. Additionally, when you book an event with them you are eligible for discounted rates at the Lodge at Métis Crossing. All holiday gatherings at Métis Crossing are entirely customizable and they will work with you to design and implement the perfect event for your friends, family, or colleagues.
Tales from the Trapline Experience
Tales from the Trapline is a 3-hour immersive Indigenous experience that explores Métis traditional winter activities and skills on a historic Métis River Lot Farm. Strap on a set of snowshoes, set a snare, build a survival shelter, and learn a traditional art as you create your own unique and beautiful keepsake.
Vision, Hopes, and Dreams, Wildlife Park
Metis Crossing has welcomed the return of heritage species to the Crossing! 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. The bison, or “bufloo” in Michif, the language of the Métis, last roamed these hills in and around 1865. They have re-introduced these majestic beasts to their natural habitat.
Métis Crossing Horse-Drawn Sleigh & Wagon Rides
Métis Crossing welcomes you to experience the beauty of the North Saskatchewan River on a traditional Métis river lot. Celebrate the winter season by exploring the land by horse-drawn wagon with your friends and family.
Group bookings are available by request. Please contact Métis Crossing.
Métis Crossing offers a variety of Traditional Workshops, providing an opportunity for interactive, hands-on learning experiences. This Winter they are offering a series of workshops for individuals of all skill levels.
January 28 & 29, 2023 – Traditional Doll Making
February 18, 2023 – Family Tree Wall Hanging
February 19, 2023 – Traditional Leather Craft
This winter season, Métis Crossing is offering the following activities as part of the general admission experience;
- Riverside Skating Rink (bring your own skates, rentals not available)
- Snow Tubing on the Riverbank (tubes included)
- Snowshoeing (rentals available, Adult pricing: $25 full-day, $15 per half-day. Youth pricing: $20 full-day, $12 half-day )
- Cross-country Skiing (bring your own skis, rentals not available)
Groomed beginner, 1km, 4km, 5km and 10km trails. Head out and experience the beautiful back country terrain and scenery of Metis Crossing on skis or snowshoes!
- Métis Cultural Exhibits
- Gift Shop