Métis Crossing welcomes you to join them this winter for an authentic Métis experience on the land. The newly opened Lodge at Métis Crossing is a 40-room boutique lodge overlooking the North Saskatchewan River, in the exact place where Métis ancestors arrived ahead of the settlers in the 1800s. A stay at Métis Crossing provides the perfect blend of comfort, culture, and Métis history.
Expect More from your Experience this Winter
This winter season Métis Crossing has developed packages that are perfect for all ages and curiosities. These packages are all-inclusive, meaning you can spend your time doing what you love, while the Métis Crossing team looks after all the details. Guests at Métis Crossing should expect Indigenous inspired cuisine, cultural experiences, opportunities for exploration on the land, and relaxation in their second story lounge, Cultural Gathering Centre, and bistro.
The Métis Crossing Experience
One or two night packages are available and have been tailored for both families and couples. Packages include continental breakfasts, a lunch and dinner of Indigenous inspired cuisine, and two signature experiences. These signature experiences provide experiential or hands-on learning opportunities for unique guided-adventure on the land at Métis Crossing,
Additional individual exploration of the land and immersive activities are included in the packages and entail cross country skiing throughout the property and amongst the heritage species wildlife paddocks, snowshoeing along the North Saskatchewan River (snowshoe rentals are available), snowtubing, skating on our outdoor riverside ice rink. Métis cultural interpreters are available to guests to learn from, ask questions, and share experiences with, and interpretive displays, nature trails, and the Métis Historic Village are open to explore.
Vision, Hopes, and Dreams at Métis Crossing Wildlife Park
Winter packages include a two-hour guided tour of the Visions, Hopes and Dreams at Métis Crossing Wildlife Park. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity provides guests the opportunity to experience the beauty of Métis heritage species. The Wildlife Park is home to heritage species who directly impacted the history and culture of Métis people, including rare white bison, wood bison, plains bison, elk, and Percheron horses. This tour will share the story of the Métis people and their connection with the bison, or “bufloo” in Michif, the language of the Métis. The historical relationship between the Métis people and bison stems from the bison hunt that brought thousands of Métis people together each spring and fall.
Immerse Yourself in Culture with Tales from the Trapline
Strap on a set of snowshoes, set a snare, build a survival shelter, and learn a traditional art project. 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. This experience is led by a Métis guide and will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the cultural significance of life on the land and the traditional Métis way of life.
Event and Gathering Space
Are you planning your next corporate event, wedding, or family reunion? Why not add a cultural element to your next gathering by hosting it at Métis Crossing. Métis Crossing is the perfect place to gather with your family, friends, or colleagues. Their stunning Cultural Gathering Centre can seat up to 350 people and is located directly adjacent to the Lodge at Métis Crossing and the campground at Métis Crossing. Their event packages can be fully customized to suite your needs including entertainment, culinary offerings, technology needs, and accommodations.
Know Before You Go
- Alcohol is not included in the package prices. It can be purchased separately. Please drink responsibly.
- The package prices include general admission to Métis Crossing.
- Day 1 of each package is for arrival, settling in and self exploration on the land. Meals are provided on days 2 and 3 (package dependent).
- Packages are family friendly and suitable for children and youth. Additional youth can be added to the family packages for $75 +GST per person.
Learn More and Book Now
Book your experience today by clicking here or calling 780-656-2229. Métis Crossing is open year-round, Click here to learn more about other seasonal experiences.