Whether you experience Big Lakes County for 50 years or 5 days, you’ll relish a slower pace, old-school hospitality, an affordable lifestyle, and entrepreneurial and community spirit built on the legacy of prairie "can-do” culture. We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to visit. You might like it so much that you’ll settle here and build the life you’ve always wanted.

People living in Big Lakes County know that life is sweet. It’s always nice to hear from visitors that we are a best-kept-secret, too.

Kari Skelton Big Lakes Quote
“We’d heard great things about [Northern Alberta], its beauty, and the amazing fishing, so when the crew at Big Lakes County invited us up for the weekend we couldn’t resist. The best part, aside from the stunning views, the one-of-a-kind camping, the extraordinary fishing, and the AH-mazing curly fries, was the people. Our fellow Albertans who call this part of our province “home.” You can tell they cherish it and they’re thrilled to show it off to those (like us) who’ve never had a chance to experience it. It’s their little gem, and now we like to think it’s ours too.” Kari Skelton