Travel the route Red River Carts first carved into the earth over 150 years ago!
As a segment of the 900-mile Carlton Trail, it linked Fort Edmonton to Fort Garry (Winnipeg) by way of Victoria Settlement (Pakan). The trail was an important route for early European explorers, fur traders, Metis and settlers. Along this route, brigades of Red River carts carved their way across the frontier, etching the path of their wheels into the earth and carrying supplies and people to the region.
In 2020, Smoky Lake County Council designated the Victoria Trail as a Municipal Historic Area under the Alberta Historical Resources Act.
- Read the bylaw
- University of Calgary Maps
- (Dominion of Canada) of the NWT and Manitoba (1883)
- General Map of Part of the North-West Territory and of Manitoba (1882)
- Map of Part of the North West Territory (1878)
- Map of the NWT including Manitoba, exhibiting tracts of country ceded by Treaties 1 - 7
- Province of Manitoba and North-West Territory in the Dominion of Canada (1874)
- Plan of Edmonton Settlement, NWT (1882)
- Alberta Register of Historic Places