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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! 



Annually the Council for Big Lakes County seeks interest from individuals to be part of various boards and committees to serve our public. Council seeks individuals with interest and expertise in the following areas:

  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
  • Assessment Review Board
  • Big Lakes County Library Board
  • High Prairie Library Board
  • High Prairie Regional Airport Advisory Committee

More information on each board can be found by click on the following link: Members At-Large

Please forward expressions of interest by Tuesday, October 4, 2016 to Jessica Martinson, Executive Assistant by or fax 780-523-4227.


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

Big Lakes County is hosting an amateur photo contest to collect images of our magnificent County.  Help us promote what makes you proud to live here and you could Win a Big Lakes Prize Package Valued at $200!

The contest will run for two consecutive cycles, each with a chance to win!

Cycle 1: Sept 1, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017

Cycle 2: Mar 1, 2016 - Sept 31, 2017

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

BLC Amateur Photo Contest Poster 

Canada 150 Grant Funding

Recently the Government of Canada announced the Canada 150 Fund in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.  The theme of the program is Strong, Proud, and Free - aiming to promote Canadian values, culture and history, generate national pride and bring citizens together to celebrate.  Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations, Canadian business corporations, schools and municipal governments. There is no application deadline; funding is granted on a case-by-case basis.