The village has it's own recreational building combined with a firehall. The West Baptiste volunteer Fire Deptartment provides services to the village and surounding areas year round under the auspices of the County of Athabasca.
The lake is situated 165km northwest of the City of Edmonton and 20km west of the Town of Athabasca, AB. It has two separate basins of water joined by a long neck called the narrows. Both basins are similar in size; the north basin is shallow (16 m), whereas the south basin is deep (28 m). Baptiste Lake has quite a large drainage area from the crown land located west of the lake.
Baptiste Lake is primarily used as a summer recreational area although there is lots of year round activities to be enjoyed.
With the recent changes to the Municipal Government Act extending council terms to four years and there is no longer a requirement to hold Annual information meetings, Council felt that it would be more appropriate to try a system of Annual Information meetings every other year.
News of known events are posted within the news letters that are mailed out.
If anyone has any questions or concerns of what council has been upto or what is going on please bring them forward to a member of council or the CAO, who will be happy to inform you.