Victoria Trail Municipal Historic Area

Travel the route Red River Carts first carved into the earth over 150 years ago!

Red River Cart Monument, Lobstick Settlement 
View of the River from Victoria Trail 

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