[HT/PC-MEDIUM] Lac La Biche (PNT) Natural Area

Three distinct sites on the make up this PNT – all on the north shore of the lake and across from the community of Lac la Biche.


Screen capture from the SAPAA-Google Map of Lac la Biche (PNT) Natural Area and Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park.
Screen capture from the SAPAA-Google Map of Lac la Biche (PNT) Natural Area and Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park.

Map of the Area

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Other Information

Lac la Biche Islands (PNT) was another PNT on the lake but this NA has since been incorporated into Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park leaving just this one PNT.

The French word, la Biche means doe and the name is likely descriptive of the primary food source in the area, Elk. David Thompson established a wintering post here for the Northwest Company in 1798 and both the Hudson Bay and Northwest Company had trading posts on the lake. The Lac la Biche Mission opened in 1853 by Oblate missionaries. The town of Lac la Biche was reached by rail in 1914 [1, 2, 3].

Site Statistics

Site NameLac La Biche (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Central Mixedwood; Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)192
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area61.72 ha. (152.52 ac.)
Recreation Activities
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Lac La Biche (PNT) Natural Area


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  1. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006; p. 28, 182.
  2. Lac La Biche, Alberta – Wikipedia
  3. Lac la Biche (Alberta) – Wikipedia

Further Reading

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