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What was Lac La Biche named after?

Last Updated: 17th April, 2020

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The lake was named after the elk in thearea that reminded the fur traders of its smaller European cousin.North West Co and Hudson's Bay Co (HBC's) posts established asearly as 1798-99 indicated the lake's early position on FURTRADE ROUTES.

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Furthermore, how did Lac La Biche get its name?

Lac La Biche” is a Frenchtranslation of a Cree phrase that means “Lake of theElk.” The trading post at Lac La Biche Lake became astopping point for voyageurs and fur traders on their expeditions,and Catholic priests established the Lac La Biche Mission in1853.

Furthermore, what is the population of Lac La Biche? 2,520 (2011)

Beside above, how far is Lac La Biche from Calgary?

322 miles

How far is Lac La Biche from Fort McMurray?

180 miles

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