The Historic River Lots are a great location to learn from and about the land. This outdoor program provides students with opportunities to immerse themselves on the land and explore their relationships with nature, place, and community. Students will learn about sharing the land, animals, place names, and sustainable gardening/harvesting through a combination of interactive activities and storytelling.

Curriculum Links: Seasonal changes and the environment, Needs of plants and animals, Aboriginal communities, Investigation and respect for nature, Small crawling and flying animals, Personal connection to land, Animal life cycles, Hearing and sound, Aboriginal intergenerational knowledge of landscapes

Pre-Kindergarten–Kindergarten (1 hour)

Learn about:

  • Sharing the Land
  • Animals

Students are introduced to the three Aboriginal groups of Canada and participate in a land sharing activity. People have, and continue, to share the land with animals. This relationship will be explored with the students through objects and stories.

Grades 1–3 (1.5 hours)

Learn about:

  • Growing with the Land
  • Animals
  • Plants

Grades 4–12 (1.5 hours)

Historic River Lots Walking Tour:

Join us for an outdoor walk as we explore the relationship between people, nature, place, and community on Historic River Lots 23 & 24. Explore houses lived in by early Metis and Francophone families in the area and participate in an outdoor activity. Learn about the fur trade connection to St. Albert, the impact the Mission had on the community or the community petition to keep the established River Lot system. These are some of the topics that can be discussed. Tours can be tailored to meet curriculum requirements and students’ abilities. Please reach out to inquire about more specific themes.


We’re a non-profit organization, and program fees help cover the cost of instruction, supplies and equipment.

  • We charge a minimum class fee based on 14 students
  • $5.25 per student


We’ll send an invoice to your school within one month—please don’t bring your payment to the workshop.

Please make cheques payable to Arts and Heritage St. Albert. Include invoice numbers and mail to: Arts and Heritage St. Albert, Suite #200, 20 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB  T8N 1E4

For account inquiries, contact us at 780-459-1163 or

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Total Time

1–1.5 hours


Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Curriculum Link

Cultural, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Science, Social Studies


River Lots 23 & 24