The Hivernant Rendezvous is a long-standing annual event held on the Heritage Day long weekend which began in 2004. It is a celebration of the Métis people, showcasing their unique culture, dress, music, and dance. It features a primitive camp with a teepee and trapper’s tent.
Our guests enjoy jigging demonstrations and lessons to the tune of traditional fiddle music. They may experience hands-on demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts. There are opportunities for guests to make their own capotes (blanket coats)(fee applies) and to learn how to hand weave and bead. Bannock making contests and traditional games are also featured.
The Hivernant Rendezvous was postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID 19 Restrictions on public gatherings. The 2022 Rendezvous has been postponed from its originally scheduled date of 30-31 July 2022. The new date will be posted when determined.