Conklin is the most southern community in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. It is a quiet, rural community located approximately 155 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray on scenic Christina Lake and can be accessed from Alberta Highways 63 and 881. According to the 2010 census, there are 337 residents currently living in Conklin, the majority of which are of Métis descent. Commercial facilities in Conklin include a gas bar, a post office, a store and a cafe and lounge. Students in Conklin attend the Conklin Community School from Kindergarten to grade nine.
SCCyber on-line education, for students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Christina Lake Recreation Resort is a popular destination for many visitors and residents of Conklin.
Predominant Language: English and Cree
Nearest Town/City: Lac La Biche
Services: Conklin Community School, Conklin Municipal Office, Conklin Community Health, Conklin Community Hall for events, public meetings, Wood Buffalo Regional Library, Ramada Conklin, Karen’s Restaurant and Lounge, post office and Petro Canada.
Recreation: Fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, swimming and camping.
Attractions: Christina Lake Recreation Resort and Winifred Lake.
Banking: The following banks are available in Fort McMurray: Alberta Treasury Branch, TD Bank, Royal Bank, CIBC, Bank of Montreal, Scotia Bank, Servus Credit Union and the Meridian Credit Union.
The following banks are available in Lac La Biche: Alberta Treasury Branch, CIBC, Servus Credit Union and Scotia Bank.
Media: Nakewin Newsletter, 89.9 FM CFWE Radio, and Lac La Biche Post.