Wabasca-Desmarais aerial photosLocated on the narrows between North and South Wabasca Lakes, Wabasca/Desmarais serves as the headquarters for the Municipal District of Opportunity and Bigstone Cree Nation, as well as for some provincial government area-offices. 

As the largest hamlet in the District of Opportunity, Wabasca is sheltered by the majestic North and South Wabasca Lakes.

With a population of 3,300 split between MD residents and Bigstone Cree Nation members, the area is rich with culture mixed with small-town leisurely charm.

Google map of Wabasca-Desmarais


Canada North Camp (Open Camp)
PO Box 208
Number of rooms: 215 - All single occupancy (154 regular, plus 61 VIP)

Noralta Lodge (Open Camp)
(780) 891-3962
1120 Industrial Way, Wabasca
Number of rooms: 262 (Executive, private, and semi-private rooms)

  • All Inclusive/24hr Kitchen
  • Free High Speed Wireless Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Fitness Facility
  • Laundry

Jennifer's Open Camp & RV
On HWY 813 .5 km north of the 4 way stop

  • Powered RV sites
  • Daily, weekly, monthly rates
  • High speed internet
  • Satellite TV

The Lake Lodge Wabasca Ltd.
Number of units: 4

  • 600ft​2 furnished units 
  • Full size kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Living area
  • 55" Satellite tv
  • View and walking access to lake
  • Laundry
  • Free wi-fi
  • ​Patio or balcony

Luxury First Hotel & Spa
(780) 891-2021
101 Opportunity Ave, Wabasca
Number of rooms: 12

  • Laundry
  • Free wi-fi
  • Fully licensed restaurant
  • Workout equipment
  • High speed Internet
  • Laundry service

Riverside Inn
(780) 891-2020
Corner of HWY 813 & HWY 754
Number of rooms: 60

  • Continental breakfast
  • Microwave/mini fridge
  • Continental breakfast
  • Free wi-fi

Wabasca Inn
PH: (780) 891-2572
FX: (780) 891-2574
PO Box 149
1090 HWY 813
Wabasca, AB TOG 2K0
Newly opened in Jan 2015
Member of Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association
Number of rooms: 52

Services In Room:
Bathtub with shower Coffee machine
Free WiFi
42" Satellite TV
Mini fridge

Hotel Services:

Air conditioning
Business Centre
Continental breakfast
Coin laundry
Courtesy coffee
Crew welcome
Fitness room
Free High speed Internet
Kitchenette units
Licensed restaurant on site (opening soon)
Meeting room
Pets welcome (at manager's discretion)
Smoke-free environment

Parking: Coach, trucks, plug-ins available

Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard





Wabasca offers a multitude of recreational activities, both inside and out including a pool and fitness center, a 17,500sq ft gymnasium and indoor track, tennis courts, Community Outreach Center, skate board park, ball diamonds, outdoor rinks, and arena.

The North Wabasca Lake offers great fishing (summer and winter) as well as a place to participate in water activities like swimming, kayaking, or tubing. Quading, horse back riding, and snow mobile trails weave in and out of the forested area.

Beautiful scenery including wildlife can be viewed all around the area, great for photography enthusiasts.



Burger Baron
(780) 891-2200
979 Mistassiniy Rd South

Southgate Grill
(780) 891-2021
Family restaurant, fully licensed

Riverside Convenience Store
(780) 891-3002
2001Mistassiniy Rd. North

New Eaglenest Restaurant
(780) 891-2080
2001Mistassiniy Rd

Steak & Pizza 
(780) 891-3334
2165 Mistassiniy Rd. N.



E&M / Bestway Foods 
Box 360
(780) 891-3806 / (780) 891-2242
Sears catalogue outlet

Pelican Automotive/NAPA
(780) 891-3600
2330 Pelican Business Park

Home Hardware 
(780) 891-3344

Northern Food Store
(780) 891-8088


Visitor InfoVisitor Info

Wabasca is a full-service community offering hotels, RV and tent camping, restaurants, outdoor attractions, emergency services, groceries and gas.

Visitor Information Center is located at the four-way stop.

Open seasonally May-Oct. 780-273-0230