Big Lakes County is located in North Central Alberta and encompasses 14,000 square kilometres of forests, hills, lakes, and farmland. More than 18,000 people live within Big Lakes County’s municipal boundaries in independent communities – hamlets, towns, First Nations, Métis Settlements, and acreages and farms.
The County’s Mapping & Geographic department is responsible for maintaining the regions Geographic Information System (GIS). Our GIS administrator is responsible for producing and distributing maps and mapped data sets, as well as assigning addresses and approving street names.
Visit our administration office in High Prairie to request current land information maintained by the County, including hard copy versions of municipal maps. Maps and data about property, floodplains, soils, topography, zoning, streets, addresses, and other topics are available through this public service.
Custom maps can be requested for specific locations within the County, as well as its latest imagery where available. Products can be delivered electronically or be printed at various sizes for pickup at the Big Lakes County Administration Office.
- $30 + GST for official County Wall Map (and Map book if in stock)
- $50 + GST / hr for custom mapping, minimum 1 hour charge
Get to know the region. There are abundant natural resources and many outdoor adventures to be had within our 14,000 square kilometres of forests, hills, lakes, and farmland. View our interactive web map showing key routes and destinations in Big Lakes County.
If your address sign is damaged, faded, or needs to be replaced, please contact our Public Works department at 780-523-5955. Inquires about a new address or if your address is incorrectly printed on official County documents such as Tax Notices, please contact our GIS department at 780-523-5955.
Rural Addressing is a standardized system, which assigns an address to rural properties throughout the County. Like an urban address, your rural address helps emergency services personnel, such as fire, ambulance, or police, find your property quickly in an emergency.
- Legal land, including plan/lot/block if it exists
- What is your contact information, including your address
- Is there a residence on the property
- How many accesses are there, and which one you are using