Living in Lac La Biche County

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Lac La Biche County is a community of choice in northeastern Alberta. The County is a progressive and productive municipality with strong community spirit, and it is a beautiful place to live, learn, work, raise a family and retire.

Check out our Lac La Biche County Fact Sheet for key details about our municipality and region.


Three school divisions operate in Lac La Biche County.

Northern Lights Public Schools
Conseil Scolaire Centre-Est (East Central Francophone Education Region)
Lakeland Catholic Schools

Portage College is a regional post-secondary institution. The college's main campus is in the hamlet of Lac La Biche.


Lac La Biche County is the gateway to the South Athabasca Oil Sands. The area contains both large industry and smaller enterprises. The region's main economic drivers include oil and gas, forestry, agriculture and tourism. Organizations like the Lac La Biche & District Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures Lac La Biche promote economic development in the community.


William J. Cadzow - Lac La Biche Healthcare Centre
Associated Medical Clinic

The community also contains dental clinics, pharmacies and other healthcare amenities.

Seniors' housing is provided by the Greater North Foundation. The Foundation operates the LacAlta Lodge supportive living facility in the hamlet of Lac La Biche, and apartment living options in both Lac La Biche and Plamondon.


Lac La Biche County Libraries, a division of Northern Lights Library System, operates two public libraries in the County.

Stuart MacPherson Public Library
Plamondon Municipal Library


Lac La Biche County is home to a wealth of recreation options and attractions, from indoor facilities to parks to pristine wilderness areas. For more information, visit our Recreation & Attractions page or visit the Lac La Biche Region website.


Highways 36, 55 and 881 all pass through Lac La Biche County. These highways are major transportation corridors.

Distance from:
     Cold Lake: 147 km (1.5 hours)
     Edmonton: 219 km (2.5 hours)
     Fort McMurray: 291 km (3 hours)
     Calgary: 531 km (5 hours)

The County also operates the Lac La Biche Airport, located approximately two kilometres west of the hamlet of Lac La Biche.