Lac La Biche Region

About the Lac La Biche Region

Surrounded by beautiful boreal forests and more than 100 lakes, the Lac La Biche Region is the perfect place to connect with nature. 




Our Communities

We respectfully acknowledge we are located on Treaty 6, Treaty 8 and Treaty 10 territories and the homeland of the Métis people.

HAMLET OF LAC LA BICHE

From rugged beginnings, the hamlet of Lac La Biche has grown to become the region’s primary service centre. The settlement is one of the oldest in Alberta. Explorer David Thompson was the first recorded European to come here, leading to a vital fur trade route across “Portage La Biche.”

Amenities:

  • Accommodations
  • Community centre
  • Fuel and supplies
  • Food
  • Shopping
  • Lake access
  • Trails
  • Parks
  • Museums
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Equipment rentals
  • Local airport
  • Bus/taxi services
  • Hospital

 

HAMLET OF PLAMONDON

Plamondon’s francophone vibes, cultural mélange and homegrown fondness for the arts, especially music, give this locale a unique identity. The hamlet is officially recognized as bilingual (English and French) but you may also hear Russian and other languages spoken. 

Amenities:

  • Accommodations
  • Community centre
  • Fuel and supplies
  • Food
  • Shopping
  • Trails
  • Parks
  • Museum
  • Equipment rentals

 

CASLAN, HYLO-VENICE, RICH LAKE, OWL RIVER

Amenities:

  • Community centres
  • Fuel and supplies
  • Lake access
  • Parks

 

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES (BEAVER LAKE CREE NATION, BUFFALO LAKE METIS SETTLEMENT, HEART LAKE FIRST NATION, KIKINO METIS SETTLEMENT)

Amenities:

  • Accommodations
  • Community centres
  • Fuel and supplies
  • Food
  • Lake access




Driving Directions

 

From Edmonton (approx. 2 hours, 30 minutes of driving time):

Follow HWY 28 north for 145 km, then turn left onto HWY 36.

Follow HWY 36 north for 70 km, through Kikino Métis Settlement and straight into the hamlet of Lac La Biche.

 

From Fort McMurray (approx. 3 hours of driving time):

 Follow HWY 63 south for 240 km, then turn left onto HWY 55.

Follow HWY 55 east for 40 km into Lac La Biche.