La Crete’s economy is fueled primarily by agriculture with logging a close second. The largest employer of La Crete is La Crete Sawmills Ltd. (located a few km southeast of LaCrete along Highway 697) It employs approximately 110 people. It is located next to Evergreen Lumber that specializes in dimensional lumber, rough and planed, also cutting squares.
PHOTO of logs at the sawmill. VIEW PHOTO. PHOTO of Sawmill Sign. VIEW PHOTO
Aspen Point Sawmills Ltd. Specializes in Aspen Cants and dimensional lumber.
CAMPING IN AND AROUND LA CRETE:
-Reinland Park. located in La Crete along Highway 697. Day use area. Kitchen shelter,water, Sani Station, playground. (780) 927-3718.
-La Crete Motel RV Park. Electrical hook ups, water, concession, fishing. (780) 928-3806.
-Lake Tourangeau, 2.5 km west of La Crete, Day use picnic site. Boat Launch, fishing. (780) 927-3718.
-La Crete Ferry Campground: (Located on the south banks of the Peace River) This campsite was developed in 2008, and has 44 sites, wood and water supply, shelter building, playground, concession store, RV sewer dump.
Hospital - RCMP: There is no hospital in La Crete or an RCMP station. La Crete's Medical facility is serviced by doctors from Fort Vermilion and High Level.