Wide high altitude shot of Lake Claire

Explore the beautiful Lake Claire

The biggest body of water in Alberta!

Let's get to know Lake Claire

Beautiful shot while camping

Become one with nature during your camping stay

Located in the remote and beautiful northeast of Alberta, Canada, Lake Claire is the largest lake entirely in the Province and a vital part of Wood Buffalo National Park's ecosystem. This lake is a natural gem that offers a unique blend of tranquility and adventure: A great sight for sore eyes and a hub for thrilling activities and sports. It's a popular spot for seaplane flying which offers incredible aerial views and fosters a historic fishing community of anglers that traces back to generations ago.

Finally, its cold and arctic waters mirror the sky during every season, creating breathtaking views that are worth of professional photography and a great camping spot for sightseeing aficionado, aurora hunters and other hobbyists.

Shot of a seaplane next to the lake at sunset

Flying a seaplane is even cooler than it looks!

Flying a seaplane over water is an exciting experience that transcends age and background. You'll get to see a unique perspective of the landscape and turn regular sightseeing into a unique adventure. Our seaplane trips are handled by experts in the field who guarantee the safety and enjoyment of everyone on board, we firmly believe in learning new adventurous hobbies under qualified guidance to be the perfect balance of entertainment and responsibility.

Most people, even the usual travelers, haven't experienced the fun of taking off and landing on water while having amazing access to aerial photography and are seriously missing out. You might even get lucky and see auroras on the horizon, so why don't you try it out?

Very old photo of group fishing back in the day

Join our historic and welcoming fishing culture

Lake Claire is a haven for fishing enthusiasts. The lake boasts a rich fishing culture, passed down through generations of anglers including a great number of indigenous families local to Alberta. The welcoming community encourages everyone to partake in the activity, making it a popular destination for all visitors.

Everyone is welcome to bring their equipment or borrow from the local lake services. For those interested in improving their skills, experienced trainers are always available for hire. Lake Claire is particularly renowned for its sustainable goldeye fishery, which has made an important contribution to its economy alongside the camping services.

Check Crescent Falls for more fishing opportunities!

Aurora Borealis above Lake Claire at night

Enjoy the the lake's aurora spectacle!

Lake Claire is a year-round spectacle, where each season surprises us with a new side of its beauty. Winter, in particular, transforms the lake into a magical place and is by far the favorite season for those interested in camping and sightseeing. Its proximity to the Arctic due to its far north location in Alberta makes it an ideal location for spotting the mesmerizing Aurora Borealis, the clear skies and serene environment particularly seal the deal.

Many amateurs and proffesionals working in photography use the lake as a base camp to capture high-quality land or flying shots for their publications. Whether you're a visual enthusiast or in love with nature's peaceful ways, the lake's charm will surely captivate you.

What's New & Exciting!

Aerial view of the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Shot of a buffalo at Wood Buffalo National Park Moose in the boreal forest

The Canadian boreal forest is home to many species closely associated with Alberta, such as moose, bears, river otters, caribou, and wood bison. It has supplied traditional medicines for Indigenous people for thousands of years.

In February 2021, the Albertan government revealed plans to expand the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland in the northeast part of the province, creating the world's largest contiguous protected boreal forest area. The expansion would cover an area of 143,800 hectares, and the project will protect an area almost three times the size of Waterton National Park in southern Alberta. This protected park currently covers more than 160,000 hectares and is located between the Birch River Wildland Provincial Park and the existing Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland, south of Wood Buffalo National Park.

This commitment represents a significant step towards preserving the natural beauty of Alberta’s boreal forest and ensuring that it remains a habitat for native species for many generations onward. Quoting ex-Premier Jason Kenney's words: “These lush green areas have provided homes and habitat for native species for generations, long before humans arrived on this land. And because of what we are announcing today, they’ll continue to do so for generations to come”.

In addition to the expansion of the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland, Alberta is home to many other beautiful natural landscapes that are worth visiting and exploring. One such place is Lake Claire, our home! We would like to highlight the significance of the Albertan government’s decision to expand the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland. Kitaskino means "our land" in Cree and Nuwenëné means the same in Dene. Expanding the investment and protection on boreal land means embracing our big family and all the natural life and habitats surrounding us. We would like to inspire you, the reader, to visit Lake Claire and explore the natural beauty of Alberta’s boreal forest.

"To learn about this amazing development, you can read the full article here.

Check out some of our customers reviews:

"I will never forget my visit to Lake Claire. Right from the moment I arrived, I was greeted with extreme professionalism and care by management. Just with a glance, I could tell that it was very well-maintained judging by the cleanliness of the waters and all of the equipment and installations. One of the highlights of my trip was flying on a seaplane! I was greenlit after ensuring all security guidelines were met and that I was informed properly. Flying above the lake and being able to appreciate the stunning landscape was one of the most breathtaking experiences of my life. Few activities give you such a sense of freedom and adventure simultaneously! Finally, I enjoyed all the laid-back camping amenities offered to cool off and get ready for the journey back home. Setting up camp and eating roasted marshmallows at night while enjoying the clear skies and bright stars was another icing on the cake. I would love to go back again soon!" - Mr. Marcus

“I had a great time over at Lake Claire during my stay in northern Alberta. I’m a professional photographer so I couldn’t miss the chance to visit and learn about what all the fuss is about. One of my favorite pastimes is fishing, and the lake hosts a local angler community that’s been around for generations. They were amazing people and kind enough to educate me about local history, we also shared personal anecdotes such as our greatest catches, so it was both fun and educational. The main course happens at night. I prepared for aurora borealis shots and nighttime landscape views, and it worked out perfectly! Nature blessed me with an incredible light spectacle that would make any other visual artist jealous. Lake Claire is the real deal and I highly recommend it.” – Mr. Nights

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