Mackenzie Crossroads Museum and Visitor Centre

Museum

The Mackenzie Crossroads Museum and Visitor Centre aims to promote the history and development of the area from the 1900’s to present by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting artifacts, as well as providing alternative educational programming while supporting and promoting local tourism.

Museum & Visitor Centre Hours 

Effective December 8th  2018, the Mackenzie Crossroads Museum and Visitor Center will run as a seasonal facility. The new operation times will be from the beginning of May long weekend to the end of September long weekend.

For more information please contact Director of Community Services at sweipert@highlevel.ca  

Summer Hours: May  to September

  • Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday/Holidays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To come as a group, please call ahead and reserve a time.

Features 

  • Gift shop 
  • Museum 
  • Picnic Areas 

Visitor Information Centre


Our Visitor Information Centre has an extensive array of local, regional, provincial and national travel information. Community members and visitors alike can access Town of High Level information packages or vacation planning brochures and maps.

Location:

10803 - 96 Street
High Level AB, T0H 1Z0 

  1. Whats Happening at the Museum
  2. Community Events Calendar

Museum Exhibits & Events

The primary exhibit in the Museum, the “Northern Trading Post”, features an outstanding collection of over 16,00 food and medicine containers, donated by local residents. These, plus other artifacts in use during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, are showcased in a typical Trading Post/General Store setting with living quarters attached. Supplementary displays also feature farming, trapping, and native peoples of the region. A regional historical photo display is a valued part of the collection.

Local and traveling displays and activities rotate through the Interpretive Gallery throughout the year.

Schools and groups can experience the life of early pioneers by dressing up and taking a guided tour back in time. After the tour they can participate in programs such as candle dipping, and butter making.

Some of the events that are hosted at the Mackenzie Crossroads Museum and Visitors Centre include: Craft and Bake Sales, Old Fashioned Christmas Open House, Annual Photo Challenge on “What I Love about High Level” and an Annual Art show.

You can take a ride on a horse drawn wagon, go on a snowmobile ride, try some pioneer crafts, have cookies and hot chocolate and just experience some Old Fashioned Fun at our Christmas Open House. Local artists of all ages, mediums, and talents are encouraged to exhibit their works in our Annual Art Show from June to July. Keep those cameras ready for that perfect picture to submit in our Annual Photo Challenge: “What I Love about High Level.”

Gift Shop

The Gift Store at the Museum and Visitors Centre carries an array of local, hand crafted and authentic aboriginal items. We also sell works of local artisans and photographers, as well as souvenir items.

Spirit of the Peace Museum Network

The Mackenzie Crossroads Museum and Visitors Centre is part of the Spirit of the Peace Museum Network.

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunity Qualifications 
ResearchReliable, willingness to follow through and complete a project or assist with one. A keen interest in history of the community. Good communication and written skills.
GalleryDetail oriented, willingness to try new ideas and technique, love for local history
Programing AssistantWork well with children. Available during school hours to come to the facility.
Programmer
We are looking for Volunteers with unique skills or traditional knowledge to present new programing ideas for the public.
Maintenance
We require help on some of our new projects including packing, tear down, construction and design.
Gift Shop & Visitor CentreKnowledge of the area, love working with the public, knowledge of local history.