- There are more than 26 kms of ski trails, maintained by the Lac La Biche Nordic Ski Club and Alberta Parks.
- Shaw Lake Day Use Area is the trailhead for cross-country ski trails. There is a wood-heated shelter, tables and pit toilets here. You must bring your own wood and water.
When Cross-Country Skiing
- Ski on the right, pass on the left
- Step off the trail to the right when stopping
- Downhill traffic has the right of way
- Use caution when approaching steep slopes and bridges
Frostbite and hypothermia are real dangers in winter. Be prepared!
- Dress in layers and wear a hat.
- Carry extra socks and a sweater.
For information on winter conditions, contact the Alberta Parks office in Lac La Biche at 780-623-5235.
Please respect wildlife and other visitors.
- Keep your dog on a leash and off the ski track.
- Obey all signs
- Use the firepits and stoves provided at shelters and picnic areas.
- Pack out all your garbage.
- Alcohol is not permitted.
- Access for icefishing is by snowmobile (see map)
- From the north on Mile 10 Trail from Touchwood Lake road to Jackson Lake
- From the south from from Pinehurst Lake access road to Helena Lake and Blackett Lake Trails
- See Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations for regulations and restrictions.
- Fishing licenses and Wildlife Identification Number (WIN) cards (required to purchase sportfishing licences) available online.
- For your safety
- Be prepared for weather changes, wild animals, equipment breakdowns and accidents.
- Use caution on ice! Never travel alone. Springs can cause ice to melt in unexpected places. According to the Canadian Red Cross, ice should be a minimum of 20 centimetres thick for group activities and a minimum of 25 centimetres thick for snowmobiles. Ice should be clear and solid in texture.
- There are winter-only trails, as well as trails for snowmobiles and OHVs and OHV/snowmobile/truck winter trails. See map.
- OHVs are allowed on designated motorized trails only. DO NOT take motorized vehicles on non-motorized trails.