17438 Victoria Trail Box 1083 Smoky Lake, Alberta Canada T0A 3C0
Directions: 1km west of Hwy 855 along north bank of the North Saskatchewan River
Phone Number: (780) 656-2114
We grow vegetables, herbs, and berries, naturally, offering a wide variety. We can also provide historic interpretation tours of the Victoria District National Historic Site as well as pioneer rural settlement in the region. We can give you agricultural culinary tour including a honey operation, cheese making, and more. Your tour could be arrange to coincide with a cultural event in the county. This is a beautiful area to canoe or cycle; and we may be able to arrange an outdoor mean or tenting area. Whatever type of heritage you’d like to discover, we can custom fit for your group.
Market Garden and Heritage tours. Everything can be personalized. On the riverlot farm, we grow, berries, herbs, and a wide variety of vegetables, naturally. Our farm also yields syrups, jams, and sauces. In addition, we can provide groups with heritage tours-historic or agricultural. We can show and explain how the Victoria District National Historic Site came to be this living example of Canadian history, take you to Metis Crossing and Fort Victoria, and show you other pioneer rural settlement in the region providing you with an experience from fur trade through farm settlement, the boomtown era and into the modern agricultural era. We can give you agricultural/culinary tours including free range poultry and pigs, a honey operation, cheese making, and more. Your tour could be arranged to coincide with a cultural event in the county depending on what you are looking for. This is a beautiful area to canoe or cycle; and we may be able to arrange an outdoor meal or tenting area. Whatever type of heritage you’d like to see, we can custom fit for your group.
Open: June 15 to September 15, 2016
Telephone: Don and Noreen 780-656-2114
Located within the Victoria District National Historic Site and alongside the North Saskatchewan River, Heritage Farms is a busy place. We are engaged with many cultural and historical activities, within the county and around home. This is a perfect fit for our acreage enterprises which includes a variety of vegetable and greens production, berry plantations, home-made foods, berry wine making, and yes, maple syrup squeezed from our local Manitoba Maple trees.
We invite you to come see this beautiful region. For a lovely country drive, get onto the Victoria Trail by turning east from highway 831. You’ll enjoy the trail that takes you winding through undulating farmland in the rich river valley while you can make stops at historic points of interest. When you arrive at Heritage Farms, you can see how local foods are grown and made. There is a small store selling items such as local crafts, and canned goods. View our gardens and purchase fresh vegetables once the season is underway. You can pick your own berries if you want to spend family time gathering your own food. In springtime, you’ll find us tapping trees to collect sap from Manitoba Maples boiling it into maple syrup.
Garden Produce and Products
Culinary Herbs (Tarragon, Sage, Mint, more)
Lettuce, Chard, and other Greens
Root Vegetables (potatoes, onions, carrots, beets)
Squashes (Acorn, Buttercup, Pumpkin)
Fruit (saskatoons, strawberries, raspberries, and more)
Canned goods (Jams, sauces)
Experience Life Away From the City
If you have an interest in the heritage in this part of the province, agricultural/local foods and historical tours are available (if you inquire ahead). We can also arrange for you to attend local cultural or music events.
We can personalize a tour for you or your group.
- View gardens and pick fresh garden produceç
- Historic interpretative tours of Victoria District
- Regional tours including Vilna Main Street(boomtown era including old style pool hall and barber shop) and Barich farmingcommunity (1930’s country church and fieldstone hall)
- Local Foods / agricultural tours of naturally fed beef cattle, apiary (honeybees), artisan cheese making,; market gardens, and organic operations producing pork and turkeys
- Culinary demonstrations
- Picnic in the area
- If you canoe or cycle, stop for a rest and enjoy