Golden Sands

Welcome to Golden Sands

Golden Sands is located in the southeast part of Lac La Biche, Alberta, near the Bold Recreation Centre. Surrounded by beautiful lakes, Golden Sands is in the heart of the Lakeland and nestled in the Northern Boreal Forest of Alberta. Our new and modern residence opened in June 2018 and provides vibrant community living options for Memory Care, Supportive Living, and Independent Living seniors. 

Our two-storey H-shaped building is designed in a cottage motif, with clusters of individual suites connected to three separate cottage kitchens, each with its own cozy common room.

Golden Sands is dedicated to promoting maximum independence, choice, and dignity for each resident and encourages the involvement of family, neighbours and friends. We are accredited through Accreditation Canada (AC) and Alberta Senior Citizens Housing Associations (ASCHA).

This is your home, and our team members reflect the rich and diverse culture of the community of Lac La Biche. Our team speaks a variety of languages in addition to English, including French, Cree, Filipino, Arabic, Russian, and the Southeast Asian languages of Malayalam and Tamil. 


Let us welcome you home

Iona Wolstenholme

General Manager
As General Manager of Golden Sands, I would like to welcome all residents and families to our community. Surrounded by beautiful lakes, Golden Sands is in the heart of the Lakeland and nestled in the Northern Boreal Forest of Alberta. At Golden Sands, we have a great team that is passionate about providing the best person-centered care to our residents and support to our families.

I hold an ASCHA Site Manager certificate and have over 40 years of experience in administration and marketing. Having a daughter with Down syndrome and Autism, I am also a strong advocate for the senior and disabled communities. Currently, I serve as a board member with Lac La Biche Disabilities and Special Olympics Lac La Biche.

I have three grown daughters, and I love spending time with them. In my spare time, I enjoy mandala painting, reading, boating, archery, and dancing. My husband and I live on Lac La Biche Lake’s shores, on the beautiful white sands of Mission Beach, with one of our daughters.

Creating a home for our residents and working to provide them with a great quality of life has been my honour and pleasure. I am passionate about working with all residents and their families.


People Golden Sands is dedicated to you. This is your home, and we provide dining, amenities, and wellness care to suit all of your desires and needs. 
Place Golden Sands is all about providing the comfort of cottage life. Every suite overlooks a beautiful view and is designed for comfort and convenience.
Community The Golden Sands community is warm and welcoming! Our community blog includes topics ranging from health, family support, community events, and mental health tips.

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