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Lac La Biche is a small hamlet in Lakeland region of Alberta with an estimated population of 2,500.


Lac la Biche

Lac La Biche was established in 1798 as a trading post on a voyageur route that historically linked the Athabaskan region to Hudson Bay. The area, natively Cree, provided a large supply of whitefish and beaver. Its modern economy relies on the oil patch, logging, forestry, agriculture and commercial fishing; it is home to Portage College, a community college.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • EBus Canada, toll-free: +1-877-769-3287. Buses 5 times a week between Edmonton and Fort McMurray will get you as far as Grassland, but from there, it's a 30-min, $200 taxi trip to Lac la Biche.

By car[edit]

Lac La Biche is 95 km (59 mi) east of Athabasca on Highway 55.

From Edmonton, it is 225 km (140 mi) north along Highway 28 and Highway 63, and east on Highway 55.

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Lac La Biche Airport (YLB IATA). No scheduled service. Lac La Biche Airport (Q3915825) on Wikidata Lac La Biche Airport on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]


Statue of David Thompson, explorer
  • Lac La Biche Mission, Site 640, Comp 2, RR2 (northwest of town, on the lake), +1 780-623-3274, fax: +1 780-623-3471. W-M 10AM-5PM, Victoria Day-end Aug. Notre Dame des Victoires/Lac La Biche Mission was an 1850s Oblate mission on 45 acres the shores of the lake. Several historical buildings, antique and photo displays, interpretive centre and picnic area. $2/person (self-guided), $5/person (guided tour).







Go next[edit]

Routes through Lac La Biche
END  N Alberta Highway 36.svg S  Kalyna CountryTaber
Athabasca ← Jct N Alberta Highway 63.svg S  W Alberta Highway 55.svg E  Cold LakePrince Albert

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