The May 2011 Wildfires

A story of regional crisis and recovery.

The dense forest throughout Lesser Slave River adds to our region's rugged mystique. However, our most abundant natural asset can also pose a very real danger to lives, homes and livelihoods when wind direction, moisture codes and other variables conspire. In the early afternoon of Sunday, May 15, 2011, conditions for disaster to strike could not have aligned with more devastating precision.
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.

Stories from Those who Were There

Legendary Lesser Slave River

Check out the Visitor Information Centre, just five km east of Slave Lake on Highway 2. Details on every recreational activity imaginable can be found here, and staff are eager to help you plan a memorable stay. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.

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

Tangent Civic

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