Canada Day Celebration at the Lac La Biche Mission
Explore the Lac La Biche Mission Historical Site located on the scenic shores of Lac La Biche Lake. Established in 1853, and designated as a Provincial Resource and a National Historic Site, visitors can learn about the Mission’s significant contributions to the settlement of Northern Alberta, by being the first in Alberta to embrace innovations in education, agriculture and technology. Take a guided tour of the site and discover more about the lives and experiences of Mission residents and settlers, while exploring our historical buildings and exhibits. Been to the site before? There are new things to see. Come and see all the recent changes to the site including the restoration of the historical laundry house, chicken coop, garage, and school house that took place in 2016/2017. Discover the new laundry house exhibit which explores how the purpose of this building changed over its 100+ year history. Learn more about the important role agriculture played in the development of the Mission through our new garage exhibit. New in 2018, finish your tour at our school house where you can explore the new cultural exhibit and learn more about the cultural diversity of the Lac La Biche region. Examine a variety of cultural items including clothing, artwork and crafts, textiles, toys, household items, photos, and more. Take your time and leaf through numerous books which explore cultural food, folk tales, and other interesting topics. Stop by our video viewing stations and learn more about the cultures, settlers, and traditions of people living in our region. Don't forget to add your pin to our cultural map to mark where your ancestors were from, and to add your comment on the chalkboard about what your cultural heritage means to you. Looking for an unique souvenir? Stop by our gift shop and see a variety of hand-crafted items including wooden toys, hand-sewn/beaded moccasins, fish-scale and porcupine quill art, various knitted, crocheted, & sewn items, jewelry, keychains, hand-painted items, and much more. Coming soon, explore the works of local artists in our new art gallery to be located in the school house. Looking for wildlife viewing opportunities? Check out the variety of song, shore and water birds at our site. You just might see grazing deer and other wildlife too!