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National Historic Sites in Alberta
Lac La Biche Mission National Historic Site of Canada

Lac La Biche Mission
Lac La Biche Mission
© Rob McKinley

Lac La Biche Mission was established in 1853 by the Oblate Order making it one of the oldest communities in Alberta. An important transportation hub in the Canadian Northwest before the arrival of the railway, it was the site of Alberta’s first convent, sawmill, printing press and commercial wheat farming. The beautiful 45-acre site offers a visitor centre, restored convent and many other buildings associated with the mission. Come and walk on floors dating back to 1871 in the convent and see where the nuns and students spent their days.

This site is open May Long Weekend to Labour Day and is located 10 km northwest of Lac La Biche.

For more information, please contact 780-623-3274 or check out our website at

Toilets, Accessible

Services: Guided tours (English and French), exhibits, visitor centre (wheelchair accessible), period role playing, gift shop, washrooms, parking.