Cultural Connections as a Family
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and escape into one of Alberta’s picturesque regions to fulfill your outdoor adventure and summer entertainment needs. Located roughly 220 km northeast of Edmonton and 518 km northeast of Calgary is the lakeshore community of Lac La Biche. With the long summer nights and adventures ahead, here is a list of activities perfect those planning a getaway with kids.
Indoor accommodation option:
BCMInn, bedrooms with outdoor access to a full kitchenette in every room to store/prepare snacks and meals for your family, complimentary breakfast buffet (double queen bedroom $110-$140 per night)
Outdoor accommodation option:
Beaver Lake Campground: 6 km southeast of Lac Lac Biche of Highway 881. Cost: $30-$54 per day Booking into Aug. 8
Sir Winston Churchill Campground: 5 km east of Lac La Biche on Highway 881, and 2 km north on Provincial Park Road. Cost: $42 per day. Booking into Aug. 8.
For a full list of local campgrounds, visit https://laclabicheregion.com/t/campgrounds
Arrange ahead of time to secure accommodations.
3 pm: arrive in Lac La Biche and stock up on fresh fruits, veggies and other goodies from the Lac La Biche Farmer's Market
Celebrating 50 years this season, the Lac La Biche Farmer’s Market has been serving fresh, local produce, meats, baked goods and various items made in the region and across Alberta. Only open on Fridays, make your first stop and get a taste of the unique offerings and tasty treats for the entire family to enjoy.
Hours: 3 pm to 5:30 pm on Fridays from March 31 to Dec. 8
Address: 13412 Hwy 881 Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C0 (Lakeland Agricom)
5 pm: Woodfire pizza and Lebanese cuisine in Lac La Biche? Available inside the Beaverhill Shell, It’s not your local gas station eats. The unique clean environment reimagines affordable, fresh quick meals. Grab a quick bite before your evening adventures.
Hours: 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily | Address: 9024 Beaverhill Rd, Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C0
6:30 pm: Stretch your legs at McArthur Park. Featuring a splash pad, playground, outdoor gym, beach volleyball court, and a beach, the park will bring smiles and let everyone stretch their legs.
10 am: Kick off your morning with a deep dive history lesson about local pioneers, and see where some of Alberta’s first pre-industrial inventions were made at the Lac La Biche Mission. The secluded community, 11 km west outside the hamlet of Lac La Biche, established in 1853 is a national historic site rich history for all ages. For more information or to book a tour visit the Lac La Biche Mission.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Address: 67453 Mission Road Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C2
Cost: $10 Adult, $5 Children, $5 Seniors, $25 Family (2 adults and up to 4 children), Children 5 and under free
1 pm: Hike, swim and explore at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park, one of Alberta’s pristine outdoor parks made up of several islands. Located just 5 km east of Highway 881 and 2 km north of Provincial Park Road, all your adventure needs are ahead. Ice cream and watercraft rentals (canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards) are available at the campground store. Weekly interpretive programming at the amphitheater is open to everyone during the summer months. You don't need to be staying in SWCPP to attend. Visit Alberta Parks for a full list of activities.
Boat access: Sir Winston Churchill Park Boat Launch, 3 km east of Highway 881 on Provincial Park Road.
3 pm: Kids need a change of scenery? Head into the hamlet of Lac La Biche. Stop at LLB Munchies for candy or rolled ice cream before heading to McArthur Park to the Paul Richard Memorial Spray Park.
6 pm: Head 3 km south to a new, upscale farm-to-table dining experience with ingredients sourced from local farms and ranches. From bison burgers to charcuterie boards, Pasture + Market has options for the entire family to enjoy.
Hours: 7:30 a.m to 8 p.m. (Monday-Friday); 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday)
Address: Lac La Biche Golf & Country Club, 10 Provincial Park Road Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C2
10 am: For a family fishing experience right from the shore, visit Alexander Hamilton Trout Pond. With a paved walking path around the pond, picnic shelter, and nearby off-leash dog park, the entire family will be able to enjoy one last relaxing morning in the Lac La Biche Region.
Another family activity in the area is the 9-hole Alexander Hamilton Park Rotary Club Disc Golf Course. Engage in some friendly competition for all ages before heading back home. Discs are available to rent from the Bold Centre (open 6 am to 11 pm).
Address: Alexander Hamilton Park, 9007 101 Ave Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C2
List of Lac La Biche summer events to weave into your weekends:
Mud bogs/Slo-pitch tournament (held annually in July)
Lakeland County Fair and Rodeo (held annually in July)
Beaver Lake Cree Nation Pow Wow (held annually August long weekend)
Summer Days (held annually August long weekend)
Food: For a full list of dining options, visit Lac La Biche Region.