Hiking, Biking, and More
There are many trails and walking paths for you to enjoy in Lac La Biche Region. Paved, bicycle-friendly paths connect the hamlets of Lac La Biche and Plamondon to rural subdivisions and park areas.
Further afield, you'll find trails of all lengths suitable for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Some are good for a short jaunt in the great outdoors; others are gateways to multi-day excursions into the backcountry. If you prefer to ride, some trails are open for cycling, ATV riding and snowmobiling.
The Lakeland Provincial Recreation Area, adjacent to Lakeland Provincial Park, has several trails designated for off-road vehicles. Staging areas are located near official campgrounds.
Lac La Biche Lakefront Walking Path: This 15-kilometre paved path leads through picturesque residential areas and along the shore of Lac La Biche Lake. The path connects Lac La Biche West subdivision to the hamlet of Lac La Biche and McArthur Park, before continuing eastward to the Lac La Biche Golf & Country Club and Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park. It is easiest to start in McArthur Park, where ample parking and other amenities are available. For a map of the walking trails within the Hamlet, please check out the Community Activity Guide Insert.
Boardwalk Trail at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park: Stroll through the forest that feels completely removed from the outside world. Just over a kilometre in length, the trail begins with a boardwalk and ends with a sandy beach. A viewing platform for observing the nearby Pelican Islands is located close to the trailhead.
Long Point Trail at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park: Hike to the western tip of Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park's main island. There are several good vantage points to admire the panoramic lake views on the two-kilometre walk.
Old Growth Alley at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park: Take in the beauty of the old-growth forest as you walk the perimeter of the island. This 6-km trail connects to the Boardwalk Trail and Long Point Trail.
Mosquito Lake Trail at Lakeland Provincial Park: This 11-kilometre trail crosses the heart of Lakeland Provincial Park, leading from the eastern shore of Shaw Lake to the isthmus where Jackson Lake and Kinnaird Lake meet. It passes McGuffin Lake along the way, where you'll find a backcountry campsite and a memorial cairn placed by the local Royal Canadian Legion branch. You can access this trail by starting at the Shaw Lake Day Use Area and hiking east, or by starting at Jackson Lake Staging Area and hiking south.
Shaw Lake Loop at Lakeland Provincial Park: This hiking trail becomes a groomed cross-country skiing circuit in the winter. It begins at the Shaw Lake Day Use Area and completely circles the lake.