Tales From the Trapline: Winter Experience

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Saturday, February 15th

Event Summary

Experience Métis community warmth while participating in outdoor activities at a historic Métis river lot farm.


   Introduction to winter activities and skills.
• Emphasize Métis lifeways in Canadian winters.
• Provide cultural understanding of Alberta’s Métis.

Activities will include snowshoeing, bannock cooking, shelter building, fireside tea talk, and storytelling.

Snowshoe Experience
When the snow falls across the county one has to adapt. The standard wear of moccasins and mukluks saw the addition of long wide devices known as snowshoes. These allowed for easy travel across the snow. Snowshoes are still relevant today, whether it is for work or play. Come join us as we bring the past to the present. Strap on those snowshoes and follow in the tracks of those that came before us.

Trapline tales
Connect with traditional knowledge holder Lillyrose as she shares the basic principles of trapping and snaring. These traditions have been passed down through her family for generations.


Métis Crossing
17339 Victoria Trail
Smoky Lake

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The event runs from 11:00am to 4:00pm on the following dates.
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  • Edmonton Sunny intervals -6°C Sunny intervals
  • Fort McMurray Light snow -10°C Light snow
  • Grande Prairie Sunny intervals -4°C Sunny intervals
  • Slave Lake Sunny -5°C Sunny
  • Lac La Biche Sunny -6°C Sunny
  • High Level Sunny -7°C Sunny