Community Profile

Community Profile

Gift Lake Métis Settlement is located along Highway 750 and approximately 40 kilometres northeast of High Prairie.

Economic Diversity: Forestry, Oil and Gas, Construction and Transportation.

Predominant Language: English, Cree

Nearest Town/City: High Prairie

Services: Gift Lake Health Unit – Licenced Practical Nurse and Community Health representative are in-house, Gift Lake Learning Centre – Headstart, Kindergarten to Grade 9, Northern Lakes College, with the possibility of a day-care service in the future, Community Services – Elders Centre, Youth Justice, Pre-Natal and Adult Literacy.

Local convenience store with gas and two home-based stores with snacks too.

Recreation: Fishing, hunting, trapping, outdoor skating rink, skate park, baseball diamond, walkway 6 kilometres long, lake and campgrounds.

Attractions: Gift Lake, Winagami Lake Provincial Park, Lesser Slave Lake and Utikuma Lake.

Banking: The following banks are available in High Prairie:

Royal Bank, Alberta Treasury Branch and TD Canada Trust.

Media: 93.5 Real Country FM High Prairie, 91.7 FM CFWE Radio, YL Country, KIX FM and South Peace News.