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Recreations & Attractions ensembleLac La Biche County is your playground of opportunity and welcoming by nature. The region is a favourite recreation destination for Albertans, offering outdoor adventures, unique events, cultural experiences and state-of-the-art facilities.

A Year-Round Playground

In the heart of the Lakeland, Lac La Biche County has something for everyone in every season. You can indulge in timeless pursuits like fishing, hiking and watching wildlife. In the winter, take to the trails with snowshoes or cross-country skis. In the summer, relax on the beach or explore the many lakes and rivers in the watercraft of your choice. If you need a break from the outdoors, tour a local museum or sample the recreational programs at the Bold Center and Portage Pool. And whenever you choose to visit our County, take in one of the many exciting events that showcase our region’s intriguing history, cultural influences and community spirit.

Click here to view the Lac La Biche Region 2018 Visitor Guide.

Click here to view our Lac La Biche County Fact Sheet.

Click here to see a map of Lac La Biche County.

Click here to see a map of local parks and attractions in and around the hamlet of Lac La Biche.

Please follow these links to explore what our community has to offer visitors:

Recreation Facilities, Museums & Historic Sites
Parks, Provincial Parks & Outdoor Attractions
Boating & Fishing
Camping, Hiking & Other Activities
Major Events

The Lac La Biche Regional Museum & Discovery Centre runs a Visitor Information Centre on the lower floor of McArthur Place (10307-100 Street, Lac La Biche). Call (780) 623-1727 or click here for more details.

A Region of Excellence

Lac La Biche County is a historic and diverse municipality, covering more than 12,000 square kilometres. Urban and natural landscapes are side by side. Local people are proud of their home and the experiences that are available here, from exclusive wilderness retreats to one-of-a-kind community events.

Click here to learn more about the history of Lac La Biche County.

Kikino race cropThe County borders two First Nations (Beaver Lake Cree Nation and Heart Lake First Nation) as well as two Métis Settlements (Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement and Kikino Métis Settlement). They may be separate jurisdictions, but their stories and Lac La Biche County's are intertwined. They each have facilities and exciting events to welcome visitors.

At left, wagon racers round the bend at Kikino Silver Birch Rodeo, one of the biggest annual events at Kikino Métis Settlement.

 

 

Driving Directions

Lac La Biche County is easy to find and easy to explore. 

  • From Edmonton (approx. two hours and 30 minutes of driving time):
    • Follow Highway 28 north for 145 kilometres, then turn left onto Highway 36. Follow Highway 36 north for 70 kilometres, through Kikino Métis Settlement and straight into the hamlet of Lac La Biche.
      • To go to Plamondon, follow Highway 55 west from the hamlet of Lac La Biche for 25 kilometres, then turn right onto Highway 858. Follow Highway 858 north for three kilometres into Plamondon.
  • From Fort McMurray (approx. three hours of driving time):
    • Follow Highway 63 south for 240 kilometres, then turn left onto Highway 55. Follow Highway 55 east for 15 kilometres, then either turn left onto Highway 858 to go to Plamondon (three kilometres north) or continue on Highway 55 for another 25 kilometres to go to Lac La Biche.
    • Alternate route: Follow Highway 63 south for 15 kilometres, then turn left onto Highway 881. Follow Highway 881 south for 260 kilometres, then turn right onto Lakeland Drive. Follow Lakeland Drive for seven kilometres and straight into the hamlet of Lac La Biche.
      • To go to Plamondon, follow Highway 55 west from the hamlet of Lac La Biche for 25 kilometres, then turn right onto Highway 858. Follow Highway 858 north for three kilometres into Plamondon.