Victoria District Economic Development Strategy

During the months of May and June 2021, the Town and County conducted another round of public participation as we continue work on implementing the Victoria District Economic Development Strategy. This culminated in a 'What We Heard' Report, and a fourth Public Hearing on June 8th.  


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A summary of the information contained in the Business Plan can be reviewed HERE

The goals, structure, and purpose of the proposed MCC are contemplated in the full Business Plan HERE.

Open House #2 - May 26, 2021 

Open House #3 - June 2, 2021 

Link: Smoky Lake Signal - June 1, 2021

Province of Alberta Announcement: Growing Indigenous Tourism in Alberta 

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The Town of Smoky Lake and Smoky Lake County have adopted the Victoria District Economic Development Strategy as a long term conceptual vision. The Strategy proposes to move forward as a concept to support and develop tourism in the Smoky Lake region, focused on the key pieces of:

Experiential Education + Heritage + Nature + Agriculture + Culture + Food & Drink.

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'What we Heard' Report 

Letters of Support 

For more information, visit: 

Métis Crossing

Ukrainian Culture 
McDougall Gravesite
Victoria Settlement 
St. Elias Church by Steve Ricketts 
Tourism Minister Fir 
Visit to Smoky Lake, 
August 20, 2020

County, Town, Metis Crossing Board
Tri-Council Meeting, 
August 17, 2020