Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement

Tansi/Welcome to our community of Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement where you will meet friendly people, who are proud of their Métis heritage. Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement extends a warm welcome to all visitors.

Buffalo Lake is one of eight Métis Settlements in Alberta with a land base that is comprised of 35,356 hectares (3.75 Townships) and has a population of 1,236 people. Buffalo Lake is located in east-central Alberta, 200 km northeast of Edmonton and 50 km south-west of Lac La Biche, other towns nearby are Boyle and Smoky Lake.

Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement governance structure consists of five elected council members, with an Administrative Staff that oversee the daily operations of our local government.

Our community has come a long way since our first settlers arrived in 1951. We have constructed 210 homes, several roads and driveways, a water treatment plant, a recreation facility, recreation grounds, the Head Start building, Training Centre and a Family Centre.

We have completed the water treatment plant upgrade; and the new raw water pond. Additional infrastructure developments include a lagoon and lift station, a new public works shop, and fire hall.