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As your playground of opportunity, Lac La Biche County is a community of choice in northeastern Alberta. The hamlets of Lac La Biche and Plamondon are the urban service areas for a municipality covering more than 12,000 square kilometres. Rolling farmland, panoramic lake views and tranquil forests are all right in our backyard.

Our community has all of the amenities you need to live, learn, work, raise a family or retire here. The same qualities that made this region attractive in the olden days still apply in modern times: we have abundant resources, a pristine environment and room to grow.


William J. Cadzow – Lac La Biche Healthcare Centre (hospital) provides a range of healthcare services including a 24/7 emergency department, obstetrics, lab services, continuing care, and more. 

Associated Medical Clinic is our walk-in clinic. It currently has six family doctors that provide general care.

Community Health Unit provides immunizations and public health nursing.

Tree De La Vie Midwifery provides prenatal and postpartum maternity care.

Lac La Biche Regional Health Foundation is a non-profit organization working to enhance healthcare in the area. Created in 2015 with support from the County, the group has already successfully fundraised for new medical equipment at the local hospital.

The community also contains dental clinics, pharmacies, chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists and other healthcare amenities.


Three school divisions operate in Lac La Biche County, with K-12 schools running in both Lac La Biche and Plamondon.

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

Portage College is a regional post-secondary institution that has been based in the local area for 50 years. The college’s main campus, which includes a housing complex for students, is located in the hamlet of Lac La Biche.


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

Stuart MacPherson Public Library
Plamondon Municipal Library


Lac La Biche County is home to a wealth of recreation options and attractions, from state-of-the-art indoor facilities to secluded wilderness retreats.

The Bold Center, a 250,000+ sq ft recreation multiplex, features two NHL-sized indoor arenas, two fieldhouses, a curling rink, a community hall, a fitness centre, a dance studio, a boxing area, meeting rooms, a child care centre, and a food court. Outside the facility, you will find three baseball diamonds, two sports fields, and a campground. An aquatic centre is coming in 2025. 

At Portage Pool you will find a five-lane 25 metre pool, a wading pool, hot tub and steam room. 

Other indoor facilities include curling rinks in Plamondon and Hylo, a gymnasium and fitness centre with a rock climbing wall in Portage College, and equestrian riding arenas at the Lakeland Agricom and Rich Lake Hall.

The Lac La Biche Gun and Archery Range, home to the Lakeland Archers, has an indoor facility and outdoor range.