Victoria Settlement Provincial Historic Site
Be our guest - Free admission for wildfire evacuees
Now until September 5th, 2016, regular admission fees will be waived at provincially-owned historic sites and museums for evacuees of the Alberta wildfires. Evacuees will be required to provide photo identification or a postal code as proof of residency for family admission. We hope access to our sites and museums provides an opportunity for displaced Albertans to enjoy some activities together during this difficult time.
Discover history on the North Saskatchewan River along the Victoria
Trail, where Reverend George McDougall founded a Methodist Mission
to the Cree in 1862. This is where the Hudson's Bay Company established
Fort Victoria in 1864 to trade with the local natives. The Mission
and Fort became the nucleus for a Métis community whose river lots
extended six miles along the bank of the river.
Today, step inside the 1864 Clerk's Quarters or the 1906 Methodist
Church to hear the story of a once bustling community that saw a new
surge of missionary and commercial activity at the turn of the century.
Learn why this thriving settlement experienced a sudden decline and
all but vanished.
Catch a glimpse of an exciting period of Alberta's past through exhibits, trails, and a variety of activities provided
by costumed interpreters.
Last reviewed/revised: May 7, 2016