Ile a la Crosse is proud of its community and all that it has to offer! We boast many cultural and entertainment events. Please check the Events page for more details.
Reasons for visiting our village are endless. There is always something to do. We have a beautiful beach, a popular place in the summer. When the lake freezes over in winter, it is a great place for cross country skiing. The scenery here, in all four seasons, is amazing.
Arts and Culture
Because of Ile a la Crosse's long history, the town has a lot of culture. Soeur Marguerite Marie, Sister of the famous Louis Riel, is buried here. Their father was born in Ile a la Crosse. In the same area, Father Rossignol rests, our Elementary and High Schools are named after him. Many of the people who worked in the mission are along side. There are two grave sites, the one mentioned above is located in Bouvierville, the other is in McKay Point.
When the lake freezes over, life in Ile a la Crosse changes. There are recreational and contact hockey tournaments held each year. Minor hockey provides recreation for our youth. The curling rink has weekly leagues both youth and adults as well as weekend bonspiels. We have a cross-country ski trail which is enjoyed by people of all ages. The large lake provides ample opportunities for ice fishing, trapping and hunting. Our town is very beautiful in the winter and on a nice day children can be seen enjoying themselves skating on the lake or sliding on the hills at McKay Point
During the summer months here in Ile a la Crosse, we have numerous activities that take place. For instance, we have our annual Summer Festival, which happens in July. Some of the activities include Amusement rides, Slo-Pitch Tournament, Dunk Tank and Cabaret to wrap up the weekend. Other activities which happen throughout the summer are fishing derbies, fastball tournaments, beach volleyball and outdoor basketball games. You can also go canoeing or boating while viewing the scenery and taking in some fishing at the river. There is a wide variety of wild berries which grow just outside town from blueberries to raspberries to saskatoons throughout the season.
There are many types of activities around the community of Ile a la Crosse that will entertain you throughout the day. At Flashpoint Video, there is a selection of video arcade games to play. They also have video game, and movie rentals available. We have outdoor facilities such as basketball courts, we have beach volleyball courts which is full many evenings in the summer. Fastball and Slo-Pitch are played at the ball diamonds nearby. We also have a Minor Soccer League which runs in May & June. Our Curling rink and Arena are located within walking distance. The focal point of this area is the Y.A.C. (Youth Activity Centre) where many activities are provided daily for local youth.