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Natural Attractions

The southern boundary of Big Lakes County is less than 3 hours north of Edmonton near the Town of Swan Hills and stretches north and west beyond the western end of Lesser Slave Lake and the Town of High Prairie.

Visitors can enjoy the natural attractions and facilities at Lesser Slave Lake or other lakes in the region, including Snipe, Winagami, and Utikuma.



Outdoor Adventures

Home to the largest road-accessible lake in Alberta, Big Lakes County provides numerous opportunities to explore: year-round fishing, hunting, wildlife and bird-watching, snowmobiling and quadding, hiking, cycling, golfing, swimming and boating.  Come enjoy some of what the region has to offer! 





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History & Culture

Rich with history and culture, our excellent museums provide unique opportunities to experience important stories of Canadian history. Visit:

museumNative Cultural Arts Museum
Saint Bernard Church & cemetery
Kinosayo Museum
UGG grain elevator
Pioneer Threshermans Museumhistorical







The Big Lakes region is host to a number of annual festivals and events for the whole family to enjoy. The North Country Fair, High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo, Golden Walleye Classic Fishing Tournament, Bash 'N at the Beach...just to name a few..









Accommodation & Services

hilliards bayWith two Provincial parks, numerous private resorts, hotels, and campground options, the region is host to seasonal and year-round visitors.

Highlights include picturesque serviced campgrounds at:

Lesser Slave Lake


Snipe Lake

  • Snipe Lake South Shore Resort


Winagami Lake

  • Winagami Provincial Park

In addition, the Towns of High Prairie and Swan Hills and the Hamlets of Joussard, Kinuso, Enilda, Grouard, and Faust provide the amenities needed to enjoy your stay. Everything you might need: banks, restaurants, grocery stores, retail outlets, aquatic center, ball diamonds, bowling alley and arena facilities.




Explore Northern Alberta…come find us here!

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