Métis Crossing announces new winter experiences, including walks in the zoo, horse-drawn sleigh rides and cross-country trails

Métis Crossing announces new winter experiences, including walks in the zoo, horse-drawn sleigh rides and cross-country trails

Métis Crossing welcomes winter with a full schedule of traditional art workshops, traditional Métis experiences and the new Visions, Hopes and Dreams at Métis Crossing Wildlife Park tours, featuring rare white bison.

SMOKY LAKE, AB, December 16, 2021 / CNW / – Métis Crossing, Alberte’s leading destination for Métis cultural interpretation, recently announced their 2021-2022 winter programming. The new winter experiences at Métis Crossing will welcome visitors to experience the distinctive original history of the Métis people through practical activities, perfect for all ages.

Métis Crossing is the first major Métis cultural interpretation destination in Alberta and the leading destination for Alberta Métis cultural interpretation, education, gatherings and business development.  (CNW Group / Métis Crossing)

Métis Crossing is the first major Métis cultural interpretation destination in Alberta and the leading destination for Alberta Métis cultural interpretation, education, gatherings and business development. (CNW Group / Métis Crossing)

The highlight of the winter 2021-2022 at Métis Crossing will be the newly established Visions, Hopes and Dreams in Métis Crossing Wildlife Park. The newly opened zoo includes walks among the rare white bison and moose as well as bison, forest bison and percheron horses. Also new and open this year are cross-country trails. The trails weave into the traditional landscape of the region and include groomed beginner trails, 1 km, 4 km and 5 km trails. Finally, in 2021, Métis Crossing will offer horse-drawn sleigh rides where you can explore the country by horse-drawn carriage with your company.

General access to Métis Crossing this winter includes opportunities for ice skating on the riverfront outdoor ice rink directly next to the North Saskatchewan River, snow tubing and tobogganing on the riverbank, snowshoeing, native cuisine and cultural exhibits.

“Métis Crossing is a year-round cultural destination that offers visitors seasonal programming that reflects the traditional relationship Métis people have with the country,” he said. Juanita Marois, CEO, Métis Crossing. Explaining, “Métis Crossing is the perfect place to bring the whole family. We believe in creating opportunities for learning and cultural sharing that are fun and eventful. Métis Crossing is far more than a museum; it is an opportunity to truly explore and experience life. on a traditional Métis River plot. “

Tales from the Trapline, a 3-hour immersive native experience exploring Métis’ traditional winter activities and skills on a historic Métis River Lot Farm, is one of the most popular experiences at Métis Crossing. Put on a set of snowshoes, put on a snare, build a survival house, and learn a traditional art while creating your own unique and beautiful memory.

For those looking to learn a new skill, this winter Métis Crossing will offer a range of traditional workshops that allow for interactive, hands-on learning experiences. The traditional workshop series will include classes for people of all levels, including a workshop with gloves or Métis mittens, a workshop with Métis band skirts and shawls, an introduction to finger weaving, Métis capote workshop and a moss bag workshop.

* Please note that all winter activities are weather dependent and may not be available without sufficient snowfall.

To learn more and book your winter experience today, visit www.metiscrossing.com

About Metis Crossing

Métis Crossing is the first major Métis cultural destination in Alberta and the leading destination for Alberta Méti’s cultural interpretation, education, gatherings and business development. Sitting on over 600 acres of land made up of river basins from the original Métis settlers to the region in the late 1800s, Crossing is designed to engage and excite visitors through an exploration of Métis cultural experiences.

The Métis Crossing Square was purchased by the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA), with the support of the Canative Housing Corporation and the Belcourt Brosseau Foundation, 20 years ago. Métis Crossing continues to operate as a subsidiary of MNA.

To learn more about Métis Crossing visit: www.metiscrossing.com

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