Boating and Watersports
There are 152 lakes within Lac La Biche County, and many of them are accessible for boating. Lac La Biche Lake and Beaver Lake are the largest bodies of water, and the closest ones to urban centres. Speed across the open water in a powerboat this summer, or enjoy a relaxing paddle on your way to getting that perfect picture of a pelican.
Boaters are reminded to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species by cleaning, draining and drying their watercraft after each use.
The County operates 13 public boat launches:
- Lac La Biche Lake:
- Bayview Beach, located in Bayview Beach subdivision, approximately five kilometres east of Plamondon on Old Trail Road
- Blais Resort, located in Blais Resort subdivision, approximately 30 kilometres northeast of Plamondon or 45 kilometres northwest of Lac La Biche on Highway 858
- Golden Sands, located in Golden Sands subdivision, approximately 23 kilometres northeast of Lac La Biche on Highway 881
- Lac La Biche, on Churchill Drive within the hamlet
- Maccagno Point, approximately 13 kilometres west of Lac La Biche on Old Trail Road
- North Shore, approximately 28 kilometres north of Lac La Biche on Highway 881
- Old Trail, approximately 10 kilometres east of Plamondon or 20 kilometres west of Lac La Biche on Old Trail Road
- Sunset Bay, located in Sunset Bay subdivision, approximately four kilometres northeast of Lac La Biche on Lakeland Drive
- Beaver Lake:
- Holowachuk Estates, located in Holowachuk Estates subdivision, approximately four kilometres east of Lac La Biche on Highway 663
- Young's Beach, located in Young's Beach subdivision, approximately three kilometres south of Lac La Biche on Young's Beach Road (accessible from Highway 663/Highway 881 Bypass Route)
- Square Lake, located in Square Lake subdivision, approximately 30 kilometres north of Lac La Biche on Township Road 683 (accessible from Highway 881)
- Elinor Lake, located near Elinor Lake Resort, approximately 40 kilometres southeast of Lac La Biche on Township Road 652 (Elinor Lake Road, accessible from Highway 36)
There are also boat launches available for public use in campgrounds and provincial parks throughout the area.
Lac La Biche County is a destination of choice for anglers. The northern lakes are ripe with sport fishing opportunities, and local outfitters can supply you with equipment. Ice fishing is a favourite pastime when the waters freeze, and “villages” of fishing shelters are known to appear on Lac La Biche Lake in the winter months.
Anglers should consult the official Alberta Fishing Regulations for complete details.