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The Lac La Biche Region has a long and colourful backstory. Discover the community's formative years and delve into the cultures that helped build this special part of Alberta.

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Lac La Biche Mission Historic Site
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The Lac La Biche Mission, also known as Notre-Dame des Victoires, was established in 1853. The Mission quickly became a focal point of the frontier region, and is still a very recognizable landmark today. Take the guided tour of this National Historic Site to glimpse life in the olden days, and learn about the role it played in the early development of northern Alberta. The Mission is located 11 kilometres northwest of Lac La Biche and is open seasonally.

Lac La Biche Regional Museum & Discovery Centre
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Explore the history of the Lac La Biche Region, from the early years to modern times. Discover the people and events that shaped our community, and some unique items – like a giant, 14-foot model ship – that have stories all their own. The museum’s archives are open to visitors who want to delve even deeper.

Plamondon Museum

The hamlet of Plamondon is one of only a few places in Alberta that are officially recognized as bilingual, and residents are proud of their francophone heritage. The Plamondon Museum takes visitors back to the early 1900s, when French-speaking pioneers led by Joseph Plamondon came here to start new lives. If you speak français, residents will love hearing it!

Plamondon Museum is open seasonally. For more information, please call (780) 798-3193.

Portage College Museum of Aboriginal Peoples' Art & Artifacts
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Indigenous peoples have inhabited this land for thousands of years. Tour Portage College’s impressive collection of authentic Indigenous artworks, and join a workshop to learn first-hand about Indigenous culture. You can craft your own souvenir while gaining a new appreciation for time-honoured traditions, or buy a masterpiece from the gallery store.

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