MEET THE COMMUNITY – LAC LA BICHE
Located at the intersection of Highways 36 and 55, approximately 220 km northeast of Edmonton, the hamlet of Lac La Biche is the regional centre for business, health care facilities, educational institutes, and government services. Although the population is approximately 3,000 within the hamlet boundaries, this increases to 6,000 during business hours due to people coming to work and school.
Lac La Biche is a part of the Northern Lights School Division, with four school campuses: Vera M. Welsh for kindergarten to Grade 3; Aurora Middle School for Grades 4-8; and J. A Williams High School for Grades 9-12. All the schools offer full curriculum in English with optional language courses of French, Arabic and Cree. École Sainte-Catherine is also located in Lac La Biche and is a francophone school part of the East Central Francophone Education No. 3 School Division offering schooling for pre-school to Grade 2.
Lac La Biche offers many services such as a number of hotels, restaurants, banks, retail grocery and clothing stores.
The town also hosts a majority of events such as National Aboriginal Day in late June and the annual Lac La Biche Pow Wow and Fish Derby on August long weekend. Check our Events Calendar for more Lac La Biche events!
Enjoy a personal story from David Baxter and his wife as they found their way to Lac La Biche and fell in love with being here!