How to Make History in the Biche

By Doc Pow for #TakeItToTheLake

Did you know that being in Lloydminster puts you only three hours away from one of Canada’s most unique outdoor experiences?

Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park is Alberta’s only Provincial Park that is housed on an island.  An island that has not seen a fire in over 350 years.  This means a few things. You can check out this ZenSeekers story to learn more and plan to:

  • Hike “Old Growth Alley” – a six-kilometer walking adventure around the entire island where you will encounter trees that are over 150 years old.
  • Paddle around the island via a stand-up paddle board or kayak and experience one of the country’s most unique parks.
  • Become educated on indigenous cultures via an overnight stay in a deluxe Tipi and a visit to the Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre.

Learn more about the Lac La Biche experience and how to make your history by having a read to this #TakeItToTheLake story via our friends @ZenSeekers

The Hike

Uncover what you need to know by visiting the Alberta Parks website showcasing everything walking on Alberta’s only island based Provincial Park – Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park.

You might want to time it to catch one of their “Music in the Forest” concert series events. You will find those details by clicking here.

The Paddle

No gear?  No stress! Give Norm and his team a call at Off Road Rentals. They offer everything from ATV to stand up paddle board rentals and all things in between. Check out their Facebook page for more details. The entire paddling adventure will take you about 3-4 hours so be mindful of what the wind is doing so you don’t get stuck.  Be ready to be wowed as you get up close and personal with one of Canada’s most concentrated collections of pelicans.

The Culture

Book a stay in a Tipi via Alberta Parks’ camping options.  Live in history for the weekend or the time you have.  Perhaps plan your visit to coincide with the Lack La Biche Pow Wow which happens each July. Be sure to check in with the team at the Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre – they offer language and other indigenous cultural programming.

Make Your Plans

Whichever way you choose to experience “The Biche” – friends within the Lac La Biche County have made making plans easy, just hop on their site to get organized.

The options in this part of the world are endless. You’re in the heart of lake country with dozens of lakes, islands and backcountry adventures to be had.  Join our friends @ZenSeekers for their #TakeItToTheLake expedition and uncover more about this very unique part of the world.

Whatever you find when you go, include the hashtag #TakeItToTheLake in your social media posts so we can help share your discoveries with the rest of Lloydminster and beyond.  By including the hashtag, you could be featured on MyLloydminsterNow.com and The Goat FM and ZenSeekers social media channels. Let us know what you find and enjoy the adventures when you #TakeItToTheLake.