Indoor Recreation Facilities
The Bold Center is a state-of-the-art multiplex in the hamlet of Lac La Biche, where everything from sports tournaments to business seminars can take place under one roof. In addition to offering fitness classes and drop-in activities, the Bold Center is a venue of choice for private and community events. Laser Tag is offered seasonally.
The Bold Center is located at 8702 91 Avenue in the hamlet of Lac La Biche. Click here for more information.
Portage Pool is an aquatic facility operated by Lac La Biche County, featuring a five-lane main pool, a wading pool and a 25-person hot tub. Take a dip even when it’s not a nice day to go to the beach.
Portage Pool is located at 9531 94 Avenue in the hamlet of Lac La Biche, on Portage College property. Click here for more information.
Museums and Historic Sites
Lac La Biche Mission
The Lac La Biche Mission was established in 1853, when the area was an important stopover for fur traders. The Mission served as a vital supply depot, earning it the nickname entrepot du nord (warehouse of the north). It was a prominent landmark of both the fur trade era and the pioneer age that followed. The Mission is now a National Historic Site of Canada, featuring heritage buildings and historical exhibits. Guided tours are available.
The Mission is 15 kilometres northwest of the hamlet of Lac La Biche, and is open seasonally. Click here for more information.
Lac La Biche Regional Museum & Discovery Centre
The Lac La Biche Regional Museum & Discovery Centre seeks to tell the community’s story, from the earliest days to modern times. Exhibits highlight the people and events that shaped the region. A favourite artifact is the giant Empress Of France model ship, used as a teaching tool for local Sea Cadets. Other exhibits focus on the boreal forest, the community’s transformation into a town, and more.
The museum is located on the lower floor of McArthur Place (10307-100 Street, Lac La Biche) and it includes a Visitor Information Centre for tourists. Click here for more information.
Lac La Biche County’s other urban centre, the hamlet of Plamondon, boasts proud francophone heritage. The hamlet is one of only four places in Alberta that are officially recognized as bilingual. The Plamondon Museum takes visitors back to the hamlet’s early days, when a group of French-speaking pioneers led by Joseph Plamondon relocated from Michigan in the early 1900s.
The Plamondon Museum is open seasonally. For more information, call (780) 798-3193.