Lac La Biche Mission 


Change Tables/Family room Gift Shop Guided Tour Parking Research Facility/Library Washrooms Wheelchair

The Lac La Biche Mission Historical Site is located on the scenic shores of Lac La Biche Lake, and is designated as a Provincial Resource and a National Historic Site.

Established in 1853 by Oblate Missionaries, exchanges between First Nations, Métis, Francophones and Anglophones took place here. The fascinating history of this site includes a role as part of an important transportation hub in theCanadian Northwest before the arrival of the railway, as well as a first in Alberta to embrace innovations in education, agriculture and techonology.

Today the site features photo displays, antiques, and several historical buildings, including a fully restored convent that was constructed in 1894. Also check out the school house, which is being renovated to house cultural displays celebrating the cultural diversity of the area, as well as an art gallery featuring local artists. Stop by the visitor centre to explore historical displays and gift shop containing hand-crafted items. 

Come and explore this 45 acre site and experience a sense of "Going back in time."

 Permanent Collections and Exhibitions:
  • Oiginal artifacts that were found on site
  • Historical archives and displays
  • Archaeological sites, grotto, cemetery
Themes include: 
  • First Nations, Métis and early settlers
  • First Alberta Technologies
  • Transportation/Voyageurs
  • Religious Communities
  • Food and Agriculture
  •  Educational school tours
  • Guided bilingual tours
  • Fur Trader Re-enactment
  • Canada Day Celebration
  • Heritage Day Festival
  • Christmas Family Celebration