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Located 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


The Lake Lodge Wabasca Ltd.
Number of units: 4

  • 600ftfurnished units 
  • Full size kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Living area
  • 55" Satellite tv
  • View and walking access to lake
  • Laundry
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Patio or balcony

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
  • ATM
  • 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

The Nova Inn

(780) 891-2266
961 Mistassiniy Road, Wabasca, AB
Number of rooms:73

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk and a garden are onsite. All 73 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and room service. Coffee makers, dishwashers, and free toiletries are among the other amenities available to guests. 


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, 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

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

Old Town Bistro
(780) 891-2080
2001Mistassiniy Rd

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



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

Home Hardware 
(780) 891-3344

Northern Food Store
(780) 891-3739


Visitor Info

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

Lions Club Camp Ground open seasonally May-Oct. 780-891-8268