AREA ATTRACTIONS

There is a lot to see and do around Elinor Lake Resort.

 

Lakeland

Lakeland Provincial Park is one of northern Alberta’s key parks. This park (plus the recreation area) is more than 600 square kilometres in size. It has eleven major lakes and dozens of smaller ones. It also includes Alberta’s only canoe circuit. Elinor Lake Resort is an important staging area into Lakeland.

 

Lac La Biche

Elinor Lake Resort is a half hour from the town of Lac La Biche. This is one of the oldest communities in western Canada. While most towns in Alberta are barely 100 years old, Lac La Biche is over 200 years old!

 

Services include grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, taverns, drugstores, sporting goods, Bold Centre (fitness & recreation), an indoor aquatics centre, a bingo hall and a new high school. The community also has a hospital.

 

Lac La Biche Golf and Country Club

This golf course is located on the shores of Lac La Biche lake. The first nine holes are wide with nice views. The second nine test your golfing abilities. The 19th hole is the Pelican Grill inside the clubhouse.

 

Historic Sites

The Lac La Biche Mission was founded by missionaries in 1853. The Mission is the site of many firsts in what is now Alberta.


This includes:

  •  the first water-powered sawmill,

  •  the first printing press, and

  •  the first wheat grown in commercial quantities.

Portage La Biche connects the Athabasca River and the Churchill River systems. It was an important part of the early fur trade routes. The portage became a Provincial Historic Resource in 1993. It is the only portage to have this status in Alberta.

 

Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park

Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park is located on an island in Lac La Biche lake. The park is great for picnics, day hikes and bird watching. There is a 2-kilometre roadway linking the island to shore.

 

RCAF Cairns

Many of the region’s lakes have been named after Royal Canadian Air Force members who died during WWII. These lakes are now marked with cairns.

Mathews Lake is one of these lakes. It is also part of the Elinor Lake Resort property. A cairn sits on the south end of this lake.

 

Events

There is always a lot going on all year long in the towns near Elinor Lake Resort. Events include Pow Wows, Rodeos, Mud Bogs and Fish Derbies. For more information, check HERE