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Welcome to Big Lakes

Welcome to Big Lakes County, Alberta, Canada!  

Our municipal region, formerly known as the "Municipal District of Big Lakes", has now been approved by the Government of Alberta to become "Big Lakes County".  Join us as we enter this exciting transition! 




…in Big Lakes County who has been involved in an activity or activities, long-term, that provide a benefit to your community, bring credit or distinction to your community or enhance life in your community and whom you believe needs to be recognized for their contributions?  Such activities can be in any area of community service, cultural activities, recreation, civic service, youth work, or community promotion.  If so, then you should consider nominating them for the Big Lakes County WALL OF FAME. 

Candidates must be 18 years of age or older, their community activities must be voluntary in nature and not part of the candidate’s occupation or job description.

Recipients are chosen by a selection committee and recognized at the Annual Big Lakes County Barbecue.

Nomination forms can be obtained at any hamlet office or the front desk at the Big Lakes County main office in High Prairie. They must be completely filled out and signed and returned by Friday, May 19, 2017

Nominations can be delivered in person to the Big Lakes County offices, any of the hamlet FCSS offices, or mailed to the following address:  Big Lakes County – Wall of Fame Committee, Box 239, High Prairie, AB  T0G 1E0.

For further information on this program please call Louise Myre, Director, at 780-776-0008. 


Minister Stephanie McLean, Minister of Status of Women launched a new how-to video series on, where women politicians share their campaigning tips to help encourage more women to run in the next municipal elections October 16, 2017.         Click here for more information

     Sherwood Park, April 24
     Red Deer, April 26
     Grande Prairie, April 26
     St. Albert, May 11

Big Lakes County & Goodwill Clothing Drive

April 20th-May 04th, 2017

Big Lakes County has partnered up with Goodwill to host a County wide Clothing Drive. Goodwill will provide bins in the following locations for anyone who would like to donate: Kinuso Office, Faust Fire Hall, Joussard Fire Hall, Enilda Fire Hall, Grouard Fire Hall, High Prairie Freson Bros. Parking Lot.
Click here for more information 

Grant Information Workshop

Join us for refreshments and learn about the Big Lakes County grants program, external grants, and helpful grant writing tips.

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 @ 6:30 pm                     *Space is limited—Please register by April 18th!*
Kinuso Senior Citizens Club
Click here for more information 


Congratulations to Brad Mertz! Brad is our first cycle winner for the Big Lakes County "a place we are proud to call home" amateur photo contest. The winning photo is entitled Fall Leaves on Creek. Thanks to all who participated in the contest! You have until September 31, 2017 to get your submission in for the next cycle. 


Municipal Development Plan / Land Use Bylaw

V3 Companies of Canada Ltd. has been working with Big Lakes County Council, staff and residents to rewrite the County's Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw. We are now nearing the end of this important project.
First reading has been given by Council to Bylaw No. 02-2017 to adopt a Municipal Development Plan and Bylaw No. 03-2017 to adopt a Land Use Bylaw. A public hearing with respect to these bylaws will be held on April 12, 2017.  Please see details on the public hearing here.
Review the final draft of the Municipal Development Plan.
Reveiw the final draft of the Land Use Bylaw.


BIG LAKES COUNTY "A place we are proud to call home!" AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST

Amateur Photo Contest Poster 


Submissions will be accepted for the duration each contest cycle.  See here for the Submission Form & Rules