Metis Crossing

Our Distinct Indigenous Story
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. Only an hour from Edmonton, at Metis Crossing you’ll find authentic Indigenous experiences and cuisine, a gift shop, a cultural gathering centre, campground and  comfort camping trappers tents overlooking the North Saskatchewan River.


Metis Crossing, Smoky Lake in the Go East of Edmonton region has been recognized worldwide as one of the Best places to go in 2022!

Signature Experiences


Indigenous Experience

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.

Winter Adventures

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. They are reopening December 10th, in accordance with the provincial restrictions exemption program.

Summer Experience

At Metis Crossing, enjoy immersive family friendly activities that blend culture, history and the outdoors. Play, learn and discover through traditional craft, dances and activities. Take in the special events during the summer and don't forget to book your spot for the ‘Paddle into the Past’ tour.

Where to Stay

Coming Soon - The Lodge at Métis Crossing is a special blend of comfort, culture and Métis history.

Directly adjacent to the Métis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre, our 40-room boutique lodge offers scenic views overlooking the majestic North Saskatchewan river, the very route used by our Métis ancestors as they gathered at this very spot.

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Metis Crossing