About Us

Frog Lake is of national historic significance because:

  • Of its associations with the tragic events of 2 April 1885;
  • Its meanings for the various parties involved;
  • Its association with the events and tensions which led to, and arose out of that event of 1885.


Frog Lake National Historic Site is situated along the south boundary of the Unipouheos 121 Indian Reserve, which is part of the Frog Lake First Nation. The area encompasses the cemetery, the archaeological remains of the historic Frog Lake Settlement, and the sites of the Woods Cree and Plains Cree camps in 1885. Most of the land within the historic area is owned either by the Province of Alberta or the Frog Lake First Nation. Parks Canada looks after the plot of land that encompasses the cemetery of the nine men who were killed in 1885.

Frog Lake is a Cree community approximately two and half hour drive (207 km) east of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 90 km. north of Lloydminster and 80 km. south of Cold Lake on Secondary Highway 897. The community is easily accessible by paved roads. Nearby communities include Marwayne, Elk Point, and Heinsburg, Alberta. Frog Lake has 2,454 band members as of August, 2007.  The community has an on reserve population of approximately 1,000.

Frog Lake is rich in natural resources and has its own oil and gas drilling facilities. We believe that when armed with appropriate resources, our Community holds the capacity and ingenuity to ensure the sustainable economic future which includes the preservation of our spiritual and cultural ways for all community members. This has enabled us to approach our challenges with determination and confidence.