About 120 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, Smoky Lake’s 1,000 resident settlement began as a Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading post with a Methodist mission. There is a 7,000 acre working bison and elk ranch, northeast of town, which also has a bed & breakfast.
Smoky Lake Attractions
Victoria Settlement Provincial Historic Site
58161 Range Road 171A, County of Smoky Lake
780-431-2311 or 780-656-2333 (Summer)
Experience the life of Plains and Woodland Cree Indians, missionaries, fur traders and pioneer farmers. Local history is explained with a slide show and guided tours of the former clerk’s home, furnished with pioneer articles. Allow 1 hour to view the site. From the first of July to Labour Day, the site is open noon to 8 pm, and 10 am to 6 pm from May 15 to June 30.