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Welcome to Big Lakes

Happy New Year from Big Lakes County, Alberta, Canada!  

Our municipal region, formerly known as the "Municipal District of Big Lakes", has now been approved by the Government of Alberta to become "Big Lakes County".  Join us as we enter this exciting transition! 


Looking for:

Big Lakes County is looking for community members who would be willing to sit on the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board consists of two (2) members from Council and five (5) members at-large.  The Appeal Board hears and renders decisions on subdivision and development permit appeals.  Appeals which are impacted by provincial policy go directly to the Alberta Municipal Government Board. 

If you are interested in being on the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board please forward your name to Pat Olansky, Director of Planning & Development before Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by email or fax 780-523-4227.



Notice is hereby given that the Assessment Roll of Big Lakes County made under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act has been prepared for the year 2016, and is open to inspection in the County Office, in High Prairie, Alberta from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm, during business hours. See complete information here.


It’s not too late / Il n’est pas trop tard

It’s not too late to complete your census questionnaire.

Go to to complete it online. Enter your 16-digit secure access code and follow the instructions.

If you received a census letter, your secure access code is located at top of the page.  If you received a paper census questionnaire, your secure access code is located at the top right corner of the first page. Alternatively, you can complete a paper copy and return it in the green envelope accompanying the questionnaire.

Complete your questionnaire today. It’s important!

For more information, visit or call 1-855-700-2016. Respondents who use TTY (a telecommunications device for people who are deaf)can call 1-866-753-7083.


Canada 150 Grant Funding

Recently the Government of Canada announced the Canada 150 Fund in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.  The theme of the program is Strong, Proud, and Free - aiming to promote Canadian values, culture and history, generate national pride and bring citizens together to celebrate.  Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations, Canadian business corporations, schools and municipal governments. There is no application deadline; funding is granted on a case-by-case basis.