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In February 2024 join an exclusive group of pilots who have the distinction of having landed on the ice strip on Lac La Biche Lake. The ICE PILOTS! This opportunity presents only once per year (subject to ice conditions) during our town’s annual Festival of Speed.

This unique experience is not to be missed – full stop!

So what can you expect? Closer to the event we will release all the information you will need to participate but some elements of our event are consistent including:

  • A well marked runway. Spruce trees and orange garbage bag indicators are your guides.

  • Marshalls guide you on the apron to park your plane.

  • Complimentary hot beverages and food are served up. There are even wieners for roasting on our bonfire! (Vegan or Vegetarian? We have you covered.)

  • Portable washrooms on site as well as an enclosed trailer for anyone wanting to warm up inside.


There is also the FESTIVAL OF SPEED to take in where competitors take to the ice with their cars and motorcycles! A trappers booth as well as ice sculpting are also features of this long standing tradition. Tickets for the festival of speed are $10 for any pilots and or passengers that want to go check out the races, events, and booths.

Send us an email (with the words ICE PILOTS in the body of the message) so you don’t miss a single update.


'Need to know' details

Upcoming Events

Lac La Biche Ice Fly-In

Date: FEBRUARY 24 & 25 , 2024

See a video of an ice landing at Lac La Biche Ice Fly-In

Saturday, Feb. 24:  9:00 - 16:00

Sunday, Feb 25:    9:00 - 15:00

Check the weather station at Lac La Biche airport

Frequency - 123.2 laclabiche ice


Oriana @ 780-213-4647

or Ken @ 780-623-0673

Uncontrolled Procedures

Pattern Altitude - 2900' ASL

Rwy approx 13/31 (RH31). Bright orange runway numbers at each end.

Rwy 4000' long and 100' wide with windsocks at both ends

4 taxiways marked with lettering. Radio on ground is advisory only.


Separate HELIPAD marked separate from fixed wing parking.


Check notams and weather prior to take off

Fly in at your own risk

We will have a fire with complimentary food and hot beverages. Donations are greatly appreciated. There will be marshalls to guide you on the apron to park your plane. Runway and taxiways will be marked with spruce trees and orange garbage bags. Portable washrooms on site as well as an enclosed trailer for anyone wanting to warm up inside.

We had 108 planes come in 2020!! Great turnout and great responses came in. Hope you can make it here as this is an event not to be missed. All reliant on the ice conditions and weather so keep checking our website for updates! 

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