Métis crossing celebrates the story of the Métis Nation of Alberta through traditional crafts, tours, and food experiences in Alberta. Take their Paddle into the Past voyageur canoe experience, or enjoy tours of their museum, historical village, indoor meeting area, outdoor stage and more! Here you'll also find a campground and traditional trapper tents to rent for a cozy, cultural stay.
Métis Crossing is the first major Métis cultural interpretive centre in Alberta. This incredible facility mirrors the core values of the Métis community including self-sufficiency, respect of elders, participation of youth, and cultural pride. The one-of-a-kind attraction encourages visitors to participate in activities that promote appreciation of the people, customs, and celebrations. Learn traditional Métis art from teachers and knowledge holders who host classes using traditional materials, beading, and jewellery making techniques.
Executive Chef Bill Alexander is working to create a Métis culinary experience to wow all of your senses. With a philosophy of land to table eating, Chef Bill’s experience and promotion of Indigenous cuisine is a vision shared at Métis Crossing, and reflected in the culinary programs and delicious offerings. Beginning spring/summer 2020, guests will be able to enjoy everything from a quick lunch to a truly uniquely delightful dinner experience, to a full service banquet – all with flavours coming from the lands in and around Métis Crossing.
While Métis Crossing is closed for the season, watch out for their grand re-opening in the summer of 2020. The brand new centre will incorporate traditional craftsmanship with modern materials to create a stunning structure that hints at the building style of the fur trade era river lot homes, with the functionality of a contemporary place to gather, learn, and share the Métis story.