If you’re staying at BCMInns Lac La Biche as Summer comes to a close, consider this your ultimate Lac La Biche travel guide 2019. Lac La Biche, Alberta is a year-round playground for those in search of outdoor adventures, cultural connections and must-see events.
Keep reading to learn about top attractions, events and accommodations!
Outdoor Activities near Your Lac La Biche Hotel
Lac La Biche Provincial Parks
Imagine a secluded park on an island, covered in old-growth forest and feeling untouched by the outside world, but at the same time reachable by car and only a short drive away from your Lac La Biche hotel.
This is Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park, which stretches over a group of islands in Lac La Biche Lake and protects a unique environment unmarked by wildfires or other changes. A causeway connects the largest island to the mainland.
The park features a drive-in campground, multiple beaches and year-round hiking trails. You can also reserve lakefront cabins. The park entrance is 10 kilometres northeast of the hamlet of Lac La Biche.
Another Lac La Biche provincial park that you do not want to miss out on is the Lakeland Provincial Park & Provincial Recreation Area.
Covering a combined 590 square kilometres, this park is like one giant wilderness retreat, home to Alberta’s only backcountry canoe circuit. There are 12 major lakes, connected by trails and portages through the wetlands and boreal forest. The area also has the distinction of being a Dark Sky Preserve, which means remarkable views of the stars and the Northern Lights.
The Shaw Lake Day Use Area is approximately 20 kilometres east of the hamlet of Lac La Biche. Signs on Highway 881 point to Lakeland Provincial Park. There are also campgrounds at Ironwood Lake, Pinehurst Lake, Seibert Lake and Touchwood Lake, and backcountry camping is permitted at designated sites.
Boating and Fishing in Lac La Biche
Speed across the open water in a powerboat this summer or enjoy a relaxing paddle. 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. For a list of the town’s 13 public boat launches, click here.
As for fishing, Lac La Biche County is a top destination for anglers. The northern lakes are ripe with sport fishing opportunities, and local outfitters can supply you with equipment. For a list of the top fishing spots in Lac La Biche, click here.
Other Things to Do in Lac La Biche
Lac La Biche Events
The community’s signature event, Pow Wow Days & Fish Derby, starts with a parade through downtown Lac La Biche followed by a weekend full of activities for the whole family. A fish derby encourages anglers young and old to try their luck, while a midway, multicultural entertainment and other attractions keep you on your toes.
Another family-friendly event is The Lakeland Country Fair. This event gives you a chance to watch regional competitors race and ride for bragging rights at Lakeland Agricom, just outside the hamlet of Lac La Biche. During the day, explore the local Farmers Market and listen to live music.
Museums in Lac La Biche
Once known as the Warehouse of the North, the Lac La Biche Mission is a fantastic museum to visit while in Lac La Biche. It unravels the community’s diverse history and ties to Aboriginal culture.
Today, the Mission is a National Historic Site of Canada, offering guided and self-guided tours of its historic buildings and exhibits. The Mission is located 11 kilometres northwest of the hamlet of Lac La Biche.
During your stay in Lac La Biche, also try visiting the Lac La Biche Regional Museum & Discovery Centre to learn about the people and events that shaped Lac La Biche. Meet the wildlife of the boreal forest, revisit the fur trade and the pioneer age, and take an up-close look at unique local treasures that all have stories of their own.
The Best Lac La Biche Hotel: BCMInns
After a day full of outdoor activities in Lac La Biche, you’ll want to rest somewhere comfortable. Whether you’re staying in Alberta for work or play, you’re best off getting a good night’s sleep at BCMInns Lac La Biche—the most comfortable and convenient hotel in town.
This modern hotel offers 99 spacious rooms with fully-equipped kitchenettes, outdoor access, large HD TVs, conveniently placed USB ports, dedicated Wi-Fi and much more.