Located in north central Alberta, Canada, stunning Lac La Biche offers you the chance to escape your everyday life at any time of the year. Whether you want to enjoy a lake vacation for a week or a long weekend, you and your family can find plenty to keep you busy along this twelve-mile long lake. There are a lot of vacation rentals in Lac La Biche for you to choose from, whether you’d like to be on the water or set back a bit in the woods. After setting into your cabin rental or lakefront home, here are some of the top activities to enjoy.

1. Go on a Boat Tour

You can’t take your family on a lake vacation and not head out for a day on the water. La Biche Boat Tours offer tours on the water of the local islands that dot the lake. You can sit back and enjoy the scenery while someone else navigates the waterway. When hunger strikes, you can get something from the onboard facilities.

2. Explore the Lake by Canoe

Set out on the lake with the family in several canoes. This is a slower paced way to explore the lake and many vacation rentals have canoes. If you need to rent a couple of canoes, Lakeland Expeditions and Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park Water Rentals both offer canoe rentals. Don’t forget about safety and make sure everyone wears his life jacket.

3. Go Stargazing

After the sun goes down, you can gather the family together and head out for some stargazing. This lake is far enough north that you can catch the Northern Lights depending on the time of year. Lakeland Provincial Park offers your family the chance for some exciting stargazing with its remote location and lack of light. Don’t forget a star chart!

4. Spend the Days Swimming

Part of the excitement of a lake vacation is the chance to go swimming. Gather the family together and head over the beach at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park. The area is accessible by a causeway. Once there enjoy a day playing in the sand, splashing in the water and other water sports.

5. Go Bird Watching

Provide everyone in the family with a notebook to keep up with their bird sightings over the holiday. Take an afternoon to visit Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park that hosts more than 230 different types of bird species, such as the Blackburnian, Cape May, black-throated green and bay-breasted warblers and the white-winged crossbills.

6. Try Cross-Country Skiing

In the winter months, you can enjoy the snow during your lake vacation with a little cross-country skiing. Bring your skis with you and head over to the Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park or Shaw Lake cross-country ski area. If you don’t have skis, there are a couple of local outfitters who can help you out.

7. Go Snowmobiling

If you have some daredevils in your group, then a winter visit to the lake can include an afternoon on snowmobiles. Lakeland Provincial Park and Recreation area offer miles of trails for snowmobiles with trails available for all skill levels. Make sure to take a GPS with you if you aren’t familiar with the area.

8. Go Fishing

lakeside cabin with a dock to fish off or rent a boat to take on the lake, there’s a lot of fish in this lake. Your family can enjoy a low-key day trying their hands at fishing. This lake features perch, pike, and whitefish. You can catch walleye but you need to throw them back per local regulations.

9. Hit the Greens

If you and your family love to spend a day golfing, then Lac La Biche Golf and Country Club offers just the right location. This public country club sits close to the lake with amazing views. It offers 18 holes with the first nine offering an easy warm up and the back nine holes providing a little more challenge.

10. Go Shopping

It’s hard to go somewhere and not bring back something special. The small towns of Lac La Biche and Plamondon offer some unique local shops to find something truly one of a kind. Spend an afternoon strolling through the shops and enjoying a little retail therapy.