Catch a glimpse of an exciting period of Alberta’s past through exhibits, trails, and a variety of activities provided by costumed interpreters.

Location: 58161 – Range Road 171A
N54* 00.199  W112* 24.168 318,
Smoky Lake, AB Canada T0A 3A4
Mailing address: 8820 -112 St Edmonton, AB T6G 2P8
Directions: 10 km South of Smoky Lake on Hwy. 855 and 5km east on historic Victoria Trail
Fax Number: (780) 656-2333  Other: (780) 472-5598
Phone Number: (780) 656-2333
Email:   or

Step inside the 1864 Clerk’s Quarters or the 1906 Methodist Church to discover how the history of the site is made up of the stories of the different people woven together in time. The lives of the missionaries, fur traders, Mixed blood settlers, Metis and Eastern European settlers were all connected yet quite different. The creation, growth and eventual decline of this community tells the story of many of Alberta’s earliest communities. Catch a glimpse of a exciting period of Alberta’s past through exhibits, interpretive trail and audio visual production. Interpretive tours and activities provided by costumed interpreters. Drop in visitors and pre-booked tour groups are welcome.

Hours: May 15 through Labour Day (1st Monday in September)
10:00 AM. – 5:00 PM Daily. (closed Wednesdays)

SELF-GUIDED Wednesdays

Admission: Adults $5.00 Seniors $4.00 Youth (7 to 17 years) $2.00

Children 6 and under Free
Family $14.00 (Two adults and their children aged 7 to 17 years)

Food Services: snack foods

Gift Shop: books primarily

Group Access: loop driveway for buses

Handicap Access: Yes – some areas are limited


Frontier Christmas: July 22, 2018 1:00 -4:00pm

Christmas was celebrated very differently in the 1860’s long before the days of malls, automobiles and internet shopping. Join us and have fun trying some of the activities, treats and crafts of Christmases past remembered fondly in the writings of the McDougall children and others.

Great Alberta Potato Derby: August 19, 2018  11:00am

Join us for a full afternoon of zany potato fun for all ages. This celebration of the potato’s key role in the survival of this community in its early days starts event starts at 11 am with a church service which is followed by derby events starting at 12:30, Enjoy a free baked potato, win prizes and race your “spudcar” on Alberta’s first potato racing track.