Things to Do
When you’re on an island in the middle of a huge lake, it’s easy to get out on the water any time of day. Paddle to secluded white sand beaches on Birch and Currant Islands, or visit the Pelican Islands to see dozens of pelicans and cormorants. Rentals are available from Lakeland Expeditions (canoes and fishing boats) or the campground (canoes, kayaks, SUPs).
|Sunset paddling at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park
Image credit: Chris Wheeler
Bring your fishing rod as Lac La Biche is a great spot to catch big pike, walleye, whitefish, and burbot. Locals recommend fishing at the drop off near the Day Use Area with a five of diamonds spoon.
|Jamie’s son and a big pike caught in Lac La Biche
Image Credit: Jamie Laird, Lakeland Expeditions
|American Pelican, Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park|
Hike or bike through old growth forest and watch for wildlife. Deer, moose, and foxes are common sights throughout the park. Boardwalk Beach and Old Growth Alley Trail were my favorite places. Kids will enjoy playing at the the playground and sandy beach (Camper’s Beach) near the campground.
Boardwalk Beach, Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park
For a pleasant half day bike ride, take the paved Lac La Biche Walking and Biking Trail in to town (16 km one way). Visit the beach and spray park at McArthur Park, David Thompson Monument, and have dinner at the Lac La Biche Golf & Country Club on the way back.
|David Thompson Memorial, Lac La Biche|
Where to Stay
The park has 15 one-bedroom cabins and a campground with 72 forested power sites (reservable and first come-first served). Amenities include showers, a campground store and onsite canoe/kayak/SUP rentals. There is cell phone service in the park too!
|Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park Cabin|
For More Information
Please see my story on ZenSeekers: On island time in Alberta and check out #TakeItToTheLake posts for more fun in Lac La Biche / Lakeland / Bonnyville MD!
I am an Alberta Parks Ambassador and am passionate about sharing my love for our parks, but always provide my honest impressions.