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Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park
Start your visit 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.
Lac La Biche Museum & Visitor Information Centre
9910 - 101 Avenue,
on the edge of downtown just steps from the main beach at McArthur Park.
Open year round. 780-623-1727
Lac La Biche County Attractions & Events
The Lac La Biche Region, located 1 hour east of Athabasca on Hwy 55, or 1 hour north of Vilna on Hwy 36, is surrounded by wilderness, consisting of sandy beaches, boreal forests, and lakes.
The Lac La Biche Mission Historical Site’s interactive tours provide visitors with a glimpse into what life was like in the area in the early 19th century. The David Thompson Statue, honouring the famous fur trader and map-maker, is located on the shore of Lac la Biche Lake. Visit the Lac La Biche Regional Museum & Discovery Centre in their new location just steps from the main beach at McArthur Park. Enjoy interactive displays, wildlife mounts, new exhibits and an expanded gift shop. The Portage College Museum of Aboriginal Peoples’ Art & Artifacts showcases a variety of aboriginal tools and artwork, hide tanning, Métis art and more. Enjoy Portage Pool with five swimming lanes, a wading pool, and a whirlpool. You can also check out the Bold Center, a magnificent 230,000 sq ft multi-use recreation facility for all your fitness, sport, and social needs.
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 popular 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 Lake. For unique gifts and homemade items, the Lac La Biche Farmers’ Market held every Friday afternoon is an ideal stop.
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. Take in their Jamboree in June, and in July enjoy the popular Plamondon Mud Bogs. Dress up in period costumes and head out to the Heritage Days event. You can also visit the Plamondon Museum which honours the first bilingual community that was a mix of French and Métis.
With over 100 lakes and more than 1000 campsites in the area, the region is a perfect place for outdoor adventure. For your fishing, hiking, and boating adventures, start right in Lac La Biche on the 22 km of paved trails around the lake. As Alberta’s only island provincial park, Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park has walking and biking trails through old-growth forests, white sandy beaches, and camping areas. You can also stay year-round in the new full-service lake-view cabins. In summer, 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. Drive 30 minutes south of Lac La Biche to reach the Silver Birch Resort and Rodeo Grounds at Kikino. Located on the tranquil shores of Whitefish Lake, there are miles of trails for hiking, biking, quadding, and birdwatching. Plan to attend the Silver Birch Rodeo in August.
Eat, Shop & Stay
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.