Welcome to Big Lakes County, Alberta, Canada! We hope that you will find our website useful and informative. We have tried to provide you with plenty of information on our County and our region.
Big Lakes County is a welcoming and thriving community. Situated just a few hours north of Alberta’s major cities, our residents enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors. With a service area population of 12,731, Big Lakes expands over 13,942 square kilometers and neighbours the Town of High Prairie, Town of Swan Hills, East Prairie Métis Settlement, Gift Lake Métis Settlement, Peavine Métis Settlement, Driftpile First Nation, Kapawe’no First Nation, Sucker Creek First Nation, Whitefish River First Nation, and Swan River First Nation.
We are proud of our beautiful lakes, forests, and rolling countryside. We are equally proud of our diverse and talented workforce who have helped expand opportunities in Big Lakes. Our abundance of natural resources — oil and gas, agriculture, and forestry — continue to expand and strengthen our economy. We’ve also just scratched the surface in exploring opportunities in tourism, transportation and logistics, education, construction, health, retail, and information and communications technology.
The possibilities are endless in Big Lakes for those with the vision to help see them grow. On behalf of the Big Lakes County Council and staff, thank you for visiting us!