Located in the county are five hamlets, two towns, five First Nations Communities, and three Métis Settlements. There are many opportunities to learn more about the Indigenous and pioneer cultures that first lived in this area.

Group Photo Outside of Building

Grouard Native Cultural Arts Museum: The Native Cultural Arts Museum provides learning experiences to the public by respectfully portraying the history, cultures, and languages of northern Alberta. The Museum’s collection celebrates various aspects of Aboriginal cultures, with a special focus on Métis peoples and the Woodland Cree of northern Alberta. The Museum’s historical and contemporary collections serve to educate the public by depicting Aboriginal lifestyles through exhibits of art, music, hunting, regalia, clothing, and more.

High Prairie & District Museum:
The High Prairie and District Museum is located in the town of High Prairie as the Gateway to the Peace. The Museum's exhibits tell the history of the Town and Big Lakes County; from pre-contact, with exhibits of locally collected stone tools and fossils, to current community themes.
Kinosayo Museum:
The Kinosayo Museum, provides visitors with an inviting glimpse into what life was like in the days of pioneerism and allows visitors to experience the beauty of Northern Alberta’s wildlife with one of the most developed wildlife exhibits in Alberta.
Pioneer Threshermans Association:
Pioneer Threshermans is located 15km east of High Prairie in the Triangle District within Big Lakes County. The museum has a large collection of agricultural machinery (tractors, combines, balers, and threshers) and historic buildings (sawmill, blacksmith shop, log house, church and flour mill).