Arts & Culture

Abundant inspiration and entertainment opportunities.

People who live in the Lesser Slave River region play just as hard as they work. Regardless of the season, a spectrum of cultural activities can be found. Various organizations and individuals play a vital and growing 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.

Arts & Culture in the Lesser Slave River Region

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Smith-Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo is held on Labour Day weekend and showcases the rodeo, chariot racing and calf roping, with a large dance and open festival. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. 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.

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