Discover this 1853 Mission Site!
The Lac La Biche Mission Site is a Roman Catholic mission located in a rural setting on the south shore of Lac La Biche lake, approximately 16 kilometres northwest of the hamlet of Lac La Biche. The historically-significant buildings on the site include a convent built in 1894, a church constructed in 1922-23, and several ancillary wood-frame buildings, including a laundry house, garage, and chicken coop. Complementary features of the site include a cemetery and grotto, landscape features, and the archaeological remains of previous structures, including the Grey Nuns Convent and Rectory.
Come walk through the fully restored 1894 convent where some of Alberta’s first residents – the nuns and students of the Mission – spent their days. There you will see numerous displays featuring antiques once used by the nuns, priests and children residing at the Mission site.
The Lac La Biche Mission is an officially designated Provincial Historic Resource and a Parks Canada National Historic Site.