Our masterplan enhances and restores this historic settlement, including homesteads owned by some of the first Métis in the province.

Operated by the Métis Nation of Alberta, this unique interpretive eco-tourism site shares historic and contemporary stories of Métis culture with Albertans and visitors from around the world.

Our masterplan restores some of the existing features of the settlement, including an historic village with teepees, trappers’ tents, a log homestead, a barn housing an interpretive centre and gift shop, as well as a river dock and york boat.

Our design also sees the construction of new infrastructure such as an outdoor performance area, a zipline and riverfront walking trails.

The masterplan also maps out a future for the site, suggesting an interpretive centre built into the hillside and a retreat centre.

cope: Study, New Construction, Renovation
Completion: 2008
Location: Smoky Lake, Alberta