Sitting on 512 acres of land, comprised of river lot titles from the original Métis settlers to the region in the late 1800s, the Métis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre is designed to engage and excite visitors through an exploration of Métis cultural experiences.

The new Centre is a stunning structure that integrates traditional craftsmanship with modern materials. It hints at the building style of the fur trade era river lot homes, yet offers modern functionality: a contemporary space to gather, learn, and share the Métis story.

Here, visitors can learn about Métis traditions, and even stay overnight in the RV camp or trapper’s tents. Activities offered include tours of historic cabins on site, fiddling, jigging lessons and traditional crafts such as sash-making which provide an immersive experience that celebrates both traditional and contemporary Métis culture.

To learn more about Métis Crossing, visit their website!

Scope: New Construction
Completion: 2020
Size (m²): 1,250
Location: Smoky Lake, Alberta