About Us

About Lac La Biche County

Lac La Biche County is located in northeast Alberta at the junction of major highways (881, 63, 55, 36). With access to the CN railway and Lac La Biche Regional Airport, and being an approximately 2.5-hour drive from Edmonton, Lloydminster, and Fort McMurray, the region is the central gateway to the incredible woods and waterways of the Lakeland.

The County has a population of just under 10,000 residents and services a regional area of close to 27,000. The rural and urban communities of Lac La Biche County offer rich connections to a variety of diverse and welcoming cultures. 

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Economic Indicators

Unemployment Rate10.9%
Average Residential Selling Price$430,000
Total 2022 Permits$16,459,084

Land Values 

Downtown lot prices: approx. $150,000 per lot

Residential land: $30,000 - $900,000

Residential housing: $105,000 - $1.9 million

Light commercial land: $50,000 - $250,000 per acre

Undeveloped commercial land: $150,000 - $250,000 per acre


2021 Permit Values

Residential: $11,621,549

Commercial/industrial: $8,148,460

2022 Permit Values

Residential: $13,262,318

Commercial/industrial: $1,579,766

Taxes, Utilities and More


Tax Split

Urban and Rural

Residential/farmland: 5.73%

Non-residential: 94.37%


Mill Rate

Urban and Rural

Residential/farmland: 3

Non-residential: 10

Urban service area: 10

Rural service area: 18.3647



Water: $1.00 /m3

Sewer: $1.00 /m3 (for businesses using water for sales products: $0.50 /m3)

Gas: monthly Gas Alberta rate + $1.65 /GJ

Power: Fortis Alberta, North Parkland Power Co-op

Communications: Telus, MCSNet, CCI, CCC, Shaw (satellite only)


Internet Service Providers


Type of Service


Fixed Wireless


High-Capacity Transport Services


Mobile Wireless


Mobile Wireless

Arrow Technology Group

Fixed Wireless




High-Capacity Transport Services


Fixed Wireless


Mobile Wireless

Alberta SuperNet

High-Capacity Transport Services

Corridor Communications

Fixed Wireless