Getting to the M.D. of Opportunity
The M.D. of Opportunity #17 is located in north-central Alberta, approximately 375 km north of Edmonton.
Secondary Highways 754, 813, 686, and primary Highway 88, which are all paved, link the M.D. with nearby communities of Slave Lake, Athabasca and Peace River.
The M.D. of Opportunity also has five local airports.
Driving distance From Slave Lake to:
- Wabasca: 123 km
- Red Earth Creek: 166 km
Driving distance From Athabasca to:
- Calling Lake = 60 km
- Wabasca = 172 km
- Red Earth Creek = 299 km
Getting Around the M.D. of Opportunity
From Wabasca to:
- Sandy Lake: 37 km
- Calling Lake: 112 km
- Red Earth Creek: 223 km
- Peerless Lake: 288 km
- Trout Lake: 313 km
Wabasca has an ATB Financial Sub-branch which is located inside Home Hardware.
ATM’s are located in stores and camps in the Wabasca-Desmarais area.
Calling Lake has an ATM available at Jokat Store.
Red Earth Creek has a number of ATM’s located in various stores and camps.
Wildlife Management units within the MD of Opportunity includes the following Boreal 500 Series units:
Eligible big game in the area are white-tailed deer, mule deer, black bear, elk, and moose.
Game birds and waterfowl include:
- ruffed and spruce grouse
- Canada Goose
- Snow Goose
- Gray partridge,
- Sharp-tailed grouse
Fishing is a popular activity on Calling Lake, Rock Island Lake, Sandy Lake, North Wabasca Lake, Chipewyan Lake, Peerless Lake, and Graham Lake.
The most popular species include walleye (pickerel), northern pike (jack fish), whitefish, perch, lake trout and lingcod.
Hunting and fishing licenses and tags are available at the following locations:
Calling Lake: Moosehorn Market
Red Earth Creek: KANS General Store
For more information or to purchase licenses online, please visit:
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Climate & Weather
The Municipal District of Opportunity, with approximately 29,180 square kilometers of land, receives an average annual precipitation of 490 mm and 2,174 annual hours of sunshine.
Visitor Information Centers
Two Visitor Information Centers are available in the MD of Opportunity and offer loads of local insight including free maps, brochures, event calendars, and other helpful information.
The Centers also have local artwork on display such as beading, paintings, dream catchers, and moccasins. Complimentary tea and coffee is available.
Calling Lake Visitor Information Centre
Calling Lake Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of Calling Lake at the corner of Calling Lake Drive and Central Drive.
Wabasca Visitor Information Centre
It is located at the main four way intersection. Look for the log cabin with a red roof.
Open seasonally end of May-September
Call: (780) 891-4265
Check out the MD of Opportunity's facebook page dedicated to tourism: One Hundred Percent Wild