Alberta’s oldest wooden structure the Father Lacombe Chapel was built in 1861, before Canada was a country and more than forty years before Alberta became a Province, and its right in our own back yard!
Metis families were already living along the Sturgeon River before 1861 and referred to the area as Mistahi Sikikikan or Big Lake Settlement. The settlement developed around a mission that was built in 1861 by Father Albert Lacombe and was named after his patron saint, St. Albert of Louvain. The Father Lacombe Chapel was the first building erected at mission site.
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