Arts & Culture

Abundant inspiration and entertainment opportunities.

In Lesser Slave River we play just as hard as they work. Regardless of the season, a spectrum of cultural activities can be found. Local individuals and groups play a vital role in the development of arts, culture and heritage in our unique boreal region.
Some exceptional acts venture here from all parts of Canada - and farther afield - to entertain and inspire. Looking for something different to see, hear and absorb? Visit this section for a growing list of cultural venues and organizations. Also, check out the MD's Events Calendar to see the arts & cultural opportunities coming up.

Considerations During COVID-19

To prevent the further spread of Covid-19, we strongly encourage everyone attending events to keep gatherings small and maintain a distance of at least two metres from others in accordance with public health guidelines.

The MD understands that the situation might be frustrating for those who wish to enjoy normal social activities. However, some facilities may be facing unforeseen challenges and determine that it is in the public’s best interest to cancel or reschedule activities

Please visit the websites of the individual event/activity providers, or consult the MD's COVID-19 Portal for more information.

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Arts & Culture in the Lesser Slave River Region

Stage North

Stage North is a non-profit organization that draws music, dance and cultural acts to the area, and organizes events that connect many talented Canadian musicians and performers with Lesser Slave River audiences. Local residents Len and Nicola Ramsey, Bill and Ellen Criss, Stacy Kirtio, Dawn Pudlo, Carmen Pearson, Sue Deas, Dave Symington, Sheri Smears and Bruce Beamer make up Stage North, with the support of volunteer sound man Neil Deas.

The primary space for Stage North is the newly opened Legacy Centre in the Town of Slave Lake. This beautiful new theatre is a wonderful place to experience Stage North’s productions. Stage North receives grant funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, as well as the generous support of local businesses.

Contact Stage North by phone at 780.849.3348 | 780.849.3371 | 780.849.2266 or via email at stagenorthassociation (@)


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.

Reeve Murray Kerik
Municipal District of Lesser Slave River no. 124

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