Facilities & Venues

Places that bring people together.

Dynamic, active and healthy communities need programs, services and amenities for all stages of life. This is achieved through a focus on recreational, social, and cultural opportunities — all elements that help to Lesser Slave River communities thrive.

Multi-Use Spaces for the Whole Community to Enjoy

The public is welcome to utilize one of the many local excellent recreation facilities, described below, which are available at reasonable rates for meetings, recreation programs, fund raising events, social activities, and much more!

Have an event coming up? Remember that residents of Lesser Slave River receive a 25% discount whenever they rent one of the MD's exceptional facilities? Learn more about each venue in this section, and contact the Rural Services department at 780.849.4888 for more information.

Contact Information


Quentin Bochar
Acting Director of Rural Services

Email quentin.bochar (@) mdlsr.ca
Phone 780.681.3929
Toll-Free 1.866.681.3929
Fax 780.681.3936

MD-Managed Multi-use Facilities

Canyon Creek Community Arena

Canyon Creek Community Arena

Smith Community Complex

Smith Community Complex

Widewater Community Complex

Widewater Community Complex

Flatbush Community Complex

Flatbush Community Complex

Canyon Creek Wildfire Legacy Park

Canyon Creek Wildfire Legacy Park

Smith Community Equine Arena

Smith Community Equine Arena

Widewater Fire Hall Park

Widewater Fire Hall Park

Other Noteworthy Facilities & Venues

Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC) is the only educational and research facility in the world strategically located to study boreal birds on their breeding grounds. The BCBC offers 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits, interpretive programming, a gift shop and office space. It also provides research space and computer work stations for staff, volunteers, and visiting researchers and educators.

The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation provides year-round facilities for rent and a variety of interpretive and educational events and environmental education school programs.


T 780.849.8240
Click here for more information about this facility.

For more information about recreational activities in and around Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, visit the Government of Alberta’s Tourism, Parks, and Recreation website by clicking here.

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Welcome to Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton lies the remarkable region of Lesser Slave River. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound.

Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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