Big Lakes County is home to 26,957 hectares of park and protected natural assets that offer a variety of outdoor activities for locals and visitors alike.
Lesser Slave Lake is the third largest lake in Alberta, covering 1,160km2 and measuring over 100km long and 15km at its widest point. The Lesser Slave Lake Wildland, located on the north shore of Lesser Slave Lake, contains important fish spawning and rearing habitat, key waterfowl staging and production areas, moose habitat and critical moose winter range, as well as bald eagle and osprey nesting areas.
Connecting the western end of Lesser Slave Lake to the Peace River, the Grouard-Peace River Trail was originally used by Aboriginal peoples and later became well-trodden with missionaries, gold-seekers, traders, and homesteaders. The trail is currently rebuilt around Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park through to Police Point Natural Area with extensions east and northwest planned.
Winagami Lake is a provincial park and wildland located approximately 30km northwest of High Prairie.
Hilliard’s Bay is a provincial park located 40km from High Prairie, on the northwest shore of Lesser Slave Lake.
Cycling, Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Birding, Camping, Mountain Biking, Hunting, OHV Riding, Horseback Riding, Golfing.
Swimming, Fishing & Ice Fishing, Sailing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Power Boating, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing, Paddle Boarding.
Boasting Alberta’s largest inland marina and many other marinas, Big Lakes County is a freshwater playground. Marinas are located along Lesser Slave Lake, Winagami, and Snipe Lake.