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.

To rent an ice fishing cabin, contact Fishapalooza Ice Hut Rentals or Lakeland ExpeditionsNote: Lakeland Expeditions is taking a break for the 2022/23 season. 


Natural Skating Experiences: Head down to McArthur Park in the hamlet of Lac La Biche and #SkatetheLake! This trail will take you from beach to boat launch, the big boat launch off of Churchill Drive that is. Picnic tables for resting are located along the way.

Skate circles around the trout at Alexander Hamilton Park. This park is a favourite with the locals and not only features a natural skating loop in the winter, but also fire pits, a hill that is perfect for tobogganing, and an off-leash dog park.  

Outdoor skating rinks can be found in Lakeview Estates, Dumasfield, Holowachuk Estates, Owl River, Rich Lake, Hylo, and Craig End.  

Indoor skating rinks can be found at the Bold Center 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 Center. 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.