A Centre Dedicated to the History and Culture of the Métis
History buffs will love a trip on the Victoria Trail along the North Saskatchewan River, just 10 miles south of Smoky Lake off Highway 855. Start at Victoria Settlement, where interpreters bring this former Fort and pioneer settlement to life. Work your way west to Metis Crossing where you’ll find a gift shop, campground and boat launch and 10 NEW comfort camping trappers tents overlooking the North Saskatchewan River.
Metis Crossing is a 512 acre site, comprised of five river lot titles that had been owned by Metis settlers in the late 1800s. It is the first and only major Metis Cultural Centre in Canada. So you can learn the rich history of the Metis, daily guided tours are now available for booking.
Today, Metis Crossing, along with Victoria Settlement, are part of a National Historic Site. Both Historic Sites are open May to September with special events during the summer.
Don’t forget to book your spot for the new ‘Paddle into the Past’ tour, a four-hour cultural program with Voyageur Canoe rides offered on select dates.