Lac La Biche Region
Escape the Ordinary!
LAC LA BICHE REGION VISITOR INFORMATION CENTREVisitor Information is located at 9906-101 Avenue, Main Street. Open year round. 780-623-1727
The Lac La Biche Region, located north of Vilna on Highway 36, is surrounded by wilderness, consisting of sandy beaches, boreal forest, and lakes. It is a great place for spending time outdoors where Mother Nature is at your doorstep.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTSLac La Biche is home to many exciting events throughout the year. Celebrate Canada Day at the Lac La Biche Mission, with children's events and tours of the National Historic Site. In July plan to attend the annual Lac La Biche Pow Wow Days. In August enjoy the Lakeland Country Fair & Rodeo. Get into the Christmas spirit by attending the Festival of Trees in November and in February attend the epic Winter Festival of Speed – an awesome ice racing spectacle on the frozen surface of Lac la Biche.
The Lac La Biche Region has several historical attractions, including the Lac La Biche Mission Historical Site where interactive tours provide visitors with a glimpse into what life was like in the area in the early 19th century. The David Thompson Statue is located on the shore of Lac la Biche Lake; the statue honours the famous fur trader and map-maker. Nearby, on the lower level of McArthur Place, overlooking the lake and McArthur Park, is the Lac La Biche Regional Museum & Discovery Centre with interactive displays, wildlife mounts, and changing exhibits. The Portage College Museum of Aboriginal Art & Artifacts showcases a variety of aboriginal tools and artwork, hide tanning, Métis art and more.
For those looking for an active break, Portage Pool has five swimming lanes, and the wading pool and whirlpool are ideal for children. You can also check out the Bold Center, a magnificent 230,000 sq ft multi-use recreation facility for all of your fitness, sport, and social needs. Enjoy soccer, curling, hockey, fitness and so much more!
OUTDOORSWith over 100 lakes and more than 1000 campsites in the area, the region is a perfect place for outdoor adventure. Camping, fishing, hiking, bird watching, and boating are just some of the ways you can enjoy the outdoors in the area. You can start right in Lac La Biche as there are 22 km of paved trails around the lake.
The lake even has its own provincial park right in the middle. As Alberta's only island provincial park, Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park has walking and biking trails through old growth forests along with white sandy beaches and camping areas. You can also stay year-round in the new full service lake-view cabins. In summer, you can book lake-view Tipis complete with raised platform beds and access to full service bathrooms and a kitchen.
Nearby, play a round of golf at the Lac La Biche Golf & Country Club. Another beautiful area to explore is Lakeland Provincial Park & Provincial Recreation Area. The 38 km world renowned canoe circuit includes seven lakes making it an exceptional experience. Stop to fish along the way or camp at one of the many sites.
Take a road trip 30 km west of Lac La Biche, off of Hwy 55 and you will reach the hamlet of Plamondon – one of four officially bilingual communities in Alberta. Enjoy their many events throughout the year. In March, catch the popular French provincial hockey tournament – Hockey en Fete. In June, check out the Jamboree and in July enjoy the ever popular Plamondon Mud Bogs. Dress up in period costumes and head out to the Heritage Days event in July. In August, come out for the Boreal Biker Rally – a family motorcycle rally. Visit the Plamondon Museum which honours the first bilingual community that was a mix of French and Métis.
Drive 30 minutes south of Lac La Biche or 30 minutes north of Vilna on Highway 36 to reach Kikino. The Silver Birch Resort and Rodeo are both located on the tranquil shores of Whitefish Lake. Miles of trails for hiking, biking, quadding and birdwatching are waiting for your enjoyment. Nearby Paradise Cove Resort is located on the shores of Whitefish Lake and offers complete facilities for camping, fishing, and recreation.
In the hamlet of Lac La Biche you will find all you need for shopping, dining, sporting goods and more. For unique gifts and homemade items, the Lac La Biche Farmers' Market held every Friday afternoon is an ideal stop. Those looking to extend their stay can find accommodations at the Canalta Hotel and the Ramada amongst several other hotels.
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Name: Lac La Biche County
Address: 13422 AB-881, Lac La Biche, Alberta
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