Visitors

Getting to the M.D. of Opportunity

The M.D. of Opportunity #17 is located in north-central Alberta, approximately 375 km north of Edmonton. Secondary Highways 754, 813, 686, and primary Highway 88, which are all paved, link the M.D. with nearby communities of Slave Lake, Athabasca and Peace River. The M.D. of Opportunity also has five local airports.

Driving Distances

From Slave Lake to:

  • Wabasca: 123 km
  • Red Earth Creek: 166 km

From Athabasca to:

  • Calling Lake = 60 km
  • Wabasca = 172 km
  • Red Earth Creek = 299 km

Getting Around the M.D. of Opportunity

From Wabasca to:

  • Sandy Lake: 37 km
  • Calling Lake: 112 km
  • Red Earth Creek: 223 km
  • Peerless Lake: 288 km
  • Trout Lake: 313 km

Banking

Wabasca has an ATB Financial Sub-branch which is located inside Home Hardware.  ATM’s are located in stores and camps in the Wabasca-Desmarais area.

Calling Lake has an ATM available at Jokat Store.

Red Earth Creek has a number of ATM’s located in various stores and camps.

Kristi with PartridgeHunting

Wildlife Management units within the MD of Opportunity includes the following Boreal 500 Series units:

  • 511
  • 516
  • 518
  • 541
  • 542

Eligible big game in the area are white-tailed deer, mule deer, black bear, elk, and moose.

Game birds and waterfowl include:

  • ducks
  • pheasant
  • ruffed and spruce grouse
  • ptarmigan
  • Canada Goose
  • Snow Goose
  • Gray partridge,
  • Sharp-tailed grouse

Alysha's dad with fishFISHING

Fishing is a popular activity on Calling Lake, Rock Island Lake, Sandy Lake, North Wabasca Lake, Chipewyan Lake, Peerless Lake, and Graham Lake. The most popular species include walleye (pickerel), northern pike (jack fish), whitefish, perch, lake trout and lingcod.

Hunting and fishing licenses and tags are available at the following locations:

Calling Lake: Moosehorn Market
Red Earth Creek: KANS General Store
Wabasca: E&M
For more information or to purchase licenses online, please visit:

www.albertarelm.com
www.srd.alberta.ca
www.albertaregulations.ca

Climate & Weather

The Municipal District of Opportunity, with approximately 29,180 square kilometers of land, receives an average annual precipitation of 490 mm and 2,174 annual hours of sunshine.

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average high

-11

-5.5

0.9

9.7

15

20

22

21.4

15

8.5

-2.3

-8.2

Average low

-23

-20

-13

-3

3

8.8

11

9.6

4

-1

-12

-19

Average

-17

-13

-6

3.2

9.2

15

17

15.5

9.5

3.6

-7.2

-14

Visitor Information Centers

Two Visitor Information Centers are available in the MD of Opportunity and offer loads of local insight including free maps, brochures, event calendars, and other helpful information. The Centers also have local artwork on display such as beading, paintings, dream catchers, and moccasins. Complimentary tea and coffee is available.  Contact Kristi the Tourism Coordinator at kristiz@mdopportunity.ab.ca

Councillors at the Visitor Booth Grand Opening

Calling Lake Visitor Information Centre

Calling Lake Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of Calling Lake at the corner of Calling Lake Drive and Central Drive.

Open year-round
1-855-953-3358

Wabasca Visitor Information Centre 

is located at the main four way intersection. Look for the log cabin with a red roof.

Open seasonally end of May-September
(780) 891-4265

Check out the MD of Opportunity's website dedicated to tourism: http://www.onehundredpercentwild.com

Wabasca Visitor Centre