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Lac La Biche Mission Historical Site

Mission du Lac La Biche Mission
Site 640, Comp 2, RR2, Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C2
Phone : (780) 623-3274
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Region

North (Lac La Biche)

School year/Age

All ages

Language level

French as a First Language
French immersion
French as a Second Language

School subject (primary)

Social studies

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Students have an opportunity to go on a guided tour of this national historic site and provincial resource, where they will learn about the lives of early settlers and missionaries. Students will also have an opportunity to learn about French, Metis and Aboriginal cultures living in area. If students come to our fur trapper re-enactment in June they will also learn about the lives of fur trappers in the 18th century. Tours and activities can be adapted to meet the needs of your grou

Requirements

1 supervisor for every 10 students.

Availability

Open 10am to 5pm strarting May long weekend until the end of August (closed on Tuesdays).

Tours can be arranged from September until May at special request. 

Number of participants

5 to 80 participants.
For groups of 15 participants or more, special arangements must be made before the tor, so please call ahead. 

Duration

1.5 - 2.5 hours

Cost

$5 per adult 
$2 per student
Prices subject to change

Description

Explore Western Canadian History at the Lac La Biche Mission Historical Site. This beautiful national historic site and provincial resource is located on the shores of picturesque Lac La Biche lake, 11 km west of the hamlet of Lac La Biche. Established in 1853, making it one of the oldest communities in Alberta, this site offers visitors an opportunity to discover the Mission’s significant contributions to the settlement of Northern Alberta. Take a guided tour and check out our fully restored Convent built in 1894, complete with interpretive displays making the past come alive. Learn about how the Mission was the first to have a printing press, water-powered saw mill, and commercial crop of wheat in Alberta. Examine the historical buildings, antique and photo displays, heritage wheat and gardens, interpretive center, and gift shop with many hand-crafted items from local artisans. 

During your guided tour of the Mission you will hear exciting stories about the first missionaries who resided here and the obstacles they overcame. Through pictures and stories learn about the determination, courage and fortitude of the Oblates who founded the Mission. Discover the relationships between the Oblates and the Metis that worked and lived in this area. Learn about the lives of the nuns and students living at the site as well as about the French and Metis settlers living in the area. Catering available for groups.

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ACFA

Partners

CPFA
Alberta Education
RAFA