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.
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.
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...
More frequent visitors to Alberta Parks tend to be in better physical health than non-visitors. They also feel more of the well-being benefits associated with visiting protected areas. Read more about Healthy Outside-Healthy Inside.