Here is where you’ll discover written and oral accounts of what it was like to live in Metis 50, 100, even 200 years ago, some with photos of then and now. You can trace the progress of architecture, leisure, development, transportation, and more.
BIKING TAKES METIS BY STORM…
– April 27, 2021
Bicycles were introduced in the 20th century. From the beginning and still today, bicycles have been and are employed for many uses and also used for recreational purposes. We invite you to have a look at some HLSL bicycle photos from Metis from the late 1890s before paved roads, up to the present day.
WHEN ANAHAREO AND GREY OWL CAME TO METIS…
– May 13, 2021
It’s 1929 and we are moving up Boule Rock Road, past the Allans, the Airds, and the Smiths, round a corner to the right to a junction. There we see some of our friends from further west who have come up Astle Road to the same crossroads: left to the highway or right along the old road to the Boule Rock Golf Club.
– July 13, 2021
Our settled history of 200 years pales compared to the thousands-of-years-long history of Indigenous people who lived or gathered near the Mitis River mouth. Catch up on what we didn’t learn in history class: archeological finds, the First Nations of the Lower Saint Lawrence, and what little we know about the ‘modern’ (post-1700) indigenous presence in the Metis area.
LIVING OFF THE LAND
– November 22, 2021
Perhaps some of the oldest activities on the face of the planet are hunting, fishing and trapping and over time the ways to undertake the activities have been most diverse. Foraging for food has always been something that humankind has had to do, dating back to the beginning of any civilizations known to man.