Alberta Parks

Beaver Lake Provincial Recreation Area

Get Here

  • Beaver Lake is 6 km southeast of Lac La Biche off Hwy. 36 (northeast shore of Beaver Lake). The drive from Edmonton is about 2.5 hours.
  • Winter parking is available at the entrance of the Group Use Area of Beaver Lake Provincial Recreation Area. Please keep vehicles parked to one side to allow space for others to turn around and park easily.

At the Park

  • Beaver Lake Provincial Recreation Area is located east of the hamlet of Lac La Biche. The winter trails available for classic cross country skiing are located at the Group Use Area of this park. The forested trails offer shelter from the wind, and include a variety of easy flat terrain, soft rolling hills, and snowy boardwalks over low lying wetland areas.
  • There are approximately 5 km of trails in the park that provide access to forest and wetlands that support many species of birds and other wildlife throughout the seasons.
  • The groomed 5km of trails attract novice to intermediate skiers, as there are occasional hills throughout the route.
  • The trails are used and promoted by the Lac La Biche Nordic Ski Club throughout the winter months. 


  • Catch up with the Lac La Biche Nordic Ski Club at one of their many events held throughout the season.
  • Discover the trails on your own with cross country ski rentals from the Lac La Biche Nordic Ski Club or snowshoe rentals from the community’s multiplex, the Bold Center.
  • Try your luck at ice fishing as you’ll see many ice-fishing tents and shacks set up for the winter by locals and visitors alike, with access from municipal boat launches at either Holowachuk Estates or Young’s Beach nearby.


  • Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park has 10 year-round comfort camping cabins available for winter stays.
  • The hamlet of Lac La Biche also offers a selection of accommodations such as hotels, motels, and Bed & Breakfasts.


  • Check the Lac La Biche Nordic Ski Club Facebook page for ongoing trail condition updates throughout the season.
  • The best area to snowshoe is by accessing the lakeshore area of Beaver Lake via the municipal boat launch nearby at Holowachuk Estates or Young’s Beach. This area does not include track-set trails for cross country skiing and is most suitable for snowshoeing.

Did You Know...

Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park is an Olympic level facility. Built for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, the Canmore Nordic Centre is still used to train elite athletes, Olympians, and future Olympians today!