La Crete and Area

About

The town of La Crete, at the north base of the beautiful Buffalo Head Hills, is surrounded by forests, lakes and lush farmland. The area boasts unlimited opportunities for adventure such as water sports, hunting, camping, fishing, snowmobiling. The La Crete Mennonite Heritage Village features many historical buildings from the original townsite. The ferry is one of only two in Alberta. It crosses the Peace at Tompkins Landing in all its roaring splendor and peaceful serenity.

La Crete has rich history dating back to 1918, which has embedded strong cultural ties into the lives of its inhabitants. La Crete was named in 1918 by the Rivard Brothers who were the first settlers of the area. They names the area “La Crete Landing” because it was off the mighty Peace River, a place they called home. “La Crete” which translates to “The Crest”, can also refer to a “Rooster’s comb” and was used to describe the ridge of land where they came ashore about nine kilometres southwest of where the hamlet is today.

Highlights

La Crete Challenge Cup

A popular hockey tournament in March.

Figure Skating Carnival

Another much anticipated March Event.

La Crete Trade Show

Held in April, the Trade Show is well attended.

La Crete Canada Day Parade

Antique tractors participate in the parade.

North Country Gospel Fest

July brings this musical attraction to the area.

Farmer’s Day

Farmer’s Day festivities are held in June each year.

La Crete Antique Tractor Show

Another June event showcasing our rich agricultural history.

Pioneer Days

This early September event commemorates our region’s first settlers.

La Crete Rodeo

The fall Rodeo brings in professional competitors from all around.

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