VICTORIA SETTLEMENT

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

Address:
N54 00.199 W112 24.168 318, 5025 – 49 Ave, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A4
Smoky Lake, AB Canada T0A 3A4
Directions: 10 km S of Smoky Lake on Hwy. 855 / N 54 Degrees 00.199 W 112 Degrees 24.168
Fax Number: (780) 656-2333Other: (780) 645-6256
Phone Number: (780) 656-2333
Website: http://history.alberta.ca/victoria/
Email: ross.stromberg@gov.ab.ca

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.

SELF-GUIDED Tuesdays to Thursdays

Admission: Adults $4.00 Seniors $3.00 Youth (7 to 17 years) $1.50

Children 6 and under Free Family $11.00 (Two adults and their children aged 7 to 17 years)

Free for members of local Friends society 1/2 price for members of outside Friends societies GST is already included.

Food Services: snack foods

Gift Shop: books primarily

Group Access: loop driveway for buses

Handicap Access: Yes – some areas are limited

EVENTS: A Toast to the Post: 150 Years – Sunday,May 24 – 2:00 PM Start

This year, on Queen Victoria’s Birthday, come celebrate the 150th year history of the HBC Post being named “Victoria”, after the Queen. Join us at 2 p.m. for afternoon tea and birthday cake and learn the story of the Victoria Post Clerk’s House and the details of its restoration. Historic activities and games throughout the day.

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. Event starts with a Church service at 11 a.m. in the historic 1906 church.

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.