Winter Activities

Cross-country Skiing

Grab your skis and hit the trails. Lac La Biche region is home to three Nordic ski trails: Beaver Lake, Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park and local-favourite, Shaw Lake. These trails are maintained by the Lac La Biche Ski Club and Alberta Parks. To find out about trail conditions or to rent equipment, visit the Lac La Biche Ski Club on Facebook.

Ice Fishing 

The lakes may freeze but the fish keep swimming and the determined keep catching. Ice fishing for walleye or northern pike in the Lac La Biche Region is a key authentic Alberta experience. Spend a weekend with friends catching memories. 

To rent an ice fishing hut, contact Fishapalooza Ice Hut Rentals, Lac La Biche Fishing Adventures, or LLB Ice Hut Rentals.


Lac La Biche County staff flood and maintain outdoor rinks at the following locations. The rinks are weather dependent and open seasonally. 

  • Dumasfield Park, Lac La Biche
  • Jubilee Park, Young's Beach
  • Holowachuk Park, Holowachuk Estates
  • Lakeview Estates Park, Lakeview Estates
  • Owl River Hall, Owl River Hall
  • Craigend Hall, Craigend
  • Rich Lake Hall, Rich Lake
  • Hylo Hall, Hylo

In addition to the outdoor rinks, a skating oval is maintained on the Alexander Hamilton Park Trout Pond. Watch the Lac La Biche County Facebook page (@laclabichecounty) for ice updates and opening dates.

Indoor skating rinks can be found at the Bold Centre and Plamondon Arena. Visit for public ice times.

Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park Cabins

After a long day of exploring our winter wonderland, rest your head in one of these fully equipped cabins. Enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and star gazing right out your front door.

photo: Debbie Kitchen


Put the boundless backcountry ahead of you; leave your cares and sled tracks behind you. The wilds of Lakeland Provincial Park & Provincial Recreation Area boast a combined 140 kilometres of trails to explore.

Take advantage of guided snowmobile tours with Off Road Adventures.



Forge your own path across the frozen lake or head to Sir Winston Churchill and enjoy the peacefulness of the snow-covered boreal forest. 

You can rent snowshoes from the Bold Centre. Call (780) 623-3829 or visit the multiplex’s front desk for details.

Winefred Lake Outfitters

Winefred Lake Outfitters is a four-season rustic retreat featuring charming log cabins on the shores of Winefred Lake. It offers fishing, trapping, and hunting experience packages year-round. 

Winter Festival of Speed

Annual Event / Lac La Biche Lake near McArthur Park

Imagine putting the pedal to the metal and speeding across a frozen lake, sending rooster-tails of snow flying into the air. This ice racing spectacle calls thrill-seekers with nerves of steel from across Western Canada to race cars, snowmobiles and more. You can even get behind the wheel yourself in a charity race. Other must-see sights include an aircraft fly-in, using the lake ice as a runway.