A Relaxing Cold Lake Hotel

Since its inception commencing in 1975, the El Lobo Motel has through its owners, Mr. Georges R. Brosseau Q.C. and his daughter Kathryn Brosseau, developed an exceptional team of dedicated and professional staff. The Brosseau family is well known and respected in the Lakeland Community. The Staff at the El Lobo are well known for their excellent service delivered with great care, warmth, and exceptional hospitality. The Owners have recently renovated the rooms and El Lobo is exceptionally well appointed, and the rooms are best in class in the Bonnyville - Cold Lake area. The Motel is also pet-friendly.

The Owners and Staff look forward to welcoming you during your next visit to the Bonnyville – Cold Lake area. Our motel is service driven, responsible, socially and locally connected, and has a modern friendly attitude in everything we do. From booking to checkout, we are here to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Whether you are visiting Cold Lake for work or pleasure, the El Lobo delivers all of the comforts of home in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It is no surprise that our guests return again and again.

If it’s a convenient and outstanding location you are looking for, ours is tough to beat.  Right in the heart of Cold Lake and in close proximity to an array of arts, museums, dining and entertainment.  For your convenience, the El Lobo has 41 well-appointed rooms and 20 kitchenettes, Wi-Fi, coin operated laundry facilities, and lots more. In addition, our sister property, the Lakeland Inn Hotel, is conveniently located across from the motel parking lot and has impressive banquet facilities. The hotel also boast a popular coffee shop, dining room, lounge and sports bar & grill.

Cold Lake boasts home to the largest inland marina in Western Canada, with over 250 berths for boats, as well as a breakwater and promenade for pedestrians to enjoy. The beauty of the lake draws a multitude of people from all over the world. It is the 7th largest lake in Alberta, and home to various water types of sports including sailing, sun-bathing and picnics on Kinosoo Beach, and needless to say some great fishing! While exploring Cold Lake, take the time to check out the many hiking trails in and around the City, play a round of golf or visit the Kinosoo Skill Hill and Energy Center.

Proudly, Cold Lake is also home to the Canadian Forces 4 Wing Airbase which is the largest fighter force base in Canada.

The motel has ample free parking for motor vehicles, including large rigs and busses, along with 24-hour video surveillance and late night patrols for your added convenience, security and comfort.  

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Cold Lake Energy Centre

Distance: 5 km From Hotel
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Distance from hotel: 2 Km

The Cold Lake Energy Centre promotes a healthy community and improves the quality of life through leisure opportunities in the areas of Recreation, Culture, Sport and Community Events. The Energy Centre is involved in planning, promoting and implementing many community programs and events such as Canada Day, Aqua Days, Summer Day Camps, Community Registration Day, Terry Fox Run, Skate with Santa, National Family Week, public skating, and much more!  The hub of sports and recreation, it has a regulation NHL sized ice surface with 1800 seats. They also have a fitness & wellness center, indoor walking /running tracks and kids play area.


Tel: (780) 639-6400

Website: http://www.coldlake.com/content/cold-lake-energy-centre

Cold Lake Provincial Park

Distance: 6 km From Hotel
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Distance from hotel: 10 Km

Located in a transition zone between parkland and boreal forest, the park protects marshes, mixed wood forests, beautiful sand beaches and lakeshore landscapes that support a diverse community of birds and other wildlife. Despite its name, the lake’s depth actually creates a thermal basin that prevents ice forming until well into December. As a result, the birding season here is extended significantly. Not only is this a great place to see waterfowl and shorebirds, hundreds of songbirds and other forest species live in the varied and rich habitats in the park. Many species use the sheltering forests of the park as wintering grounds. While you are here, explore the 9 km of formal trails by foot or mountain bike. Stroll along the lakeshore to see birds or catch a glimpse of other resident wildlife. Relax on the beach until the end of the day to treat yourself to a spectacular northern sunset. Located 5 km Northeast of Cold Lake off Highway 28 and offers a boat launch, coin operated showers and tap water. They also have a playground, hiking trails, public beach, boating and fishing.


Tel: (780) 594-7856

Website: http://www.albertaparks.ca/cold-lake.aspx

Cold Lake 4-Wing Air Force Base

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Distance from hotel: 2.7 Km

4-Wing Cold Lake is the busiest fighter base in Canada. It provides general purpose, multi-role, combat capable forces in support of domestic and international roles of Canada's Air Force. Home of fighter pilot training for the Canadian Forces, 4-Wing attracts Top Gun crews from all over the world to our annual air combat exercise, Maple Flag.

It not only hosts Canada's world-class tactical fighter force training, but also deploys and supports fighter aircraft at a moment’s notice to fulfill the domestic and international roles of Canada's Air Force.

As an international Centre of Excellence for tactical fighter operations, deployable combat support and leading edge training, 4-Wing focuses on people, leadership, innovation and technology.

Tel: (780)-840-8000

Website: http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/4-wing/index.page


JJ Parr Aquatic Centre

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Distance from hotel: 2.7 Km

The Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre on 4-wing air force base opened its doors on October 16, 1999. This state-of-the-art facility is indeed the “Flagship of Fitness” for Air Command and the general public. Located directly across from the CANEX, this fully modern, multi-use complex covers an area of over three acres and includes:

  • Two NHL size ice surfaces;
  • An aquatic centre featuring: a six lane 25 meter competition pool; a 10 X 15 meter leisure pool; a water slide, diving board and Tarzan rope; a hot tub and sauna;
  • Three squash courts                                                           
  • One racquetball court;
  • A mini gym specifically designed for aerobics and the martial arts;
  • A fully equipped weight and cardio room;
  • Fully equipped change areas including two family change rooms;
  • A main gymnasium featuring 2 NBA-sized basketball courts;
  • 8 badminton courts, 3 volleyball courts and a European handball court.

Tel: (780) 840-8000 Ext 7806

Website: http://www.cg.cfpsa.ca/cg-pc/ColdLake/EN/Facilities/JJ%20Parr/Pages/default.aspx

The Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club


The Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club is located on 4 Wing Cold Lake. The course offers scenic views and ample wildlife-viewing opportunities, including the chance to spot foxes, deer, moose and bear. While you enjoy the views you will be challenged by small greens and narrow fairways. Bring all of your clubs, as you will have many decisions on what to hit from the tee. Course design by Justin Cider Golf Design.

Tel: (780) 594-5341

Website: http://www.coldlake.com/content/cold-lake-golf-and-winter-club

The Cold Lake Museums


The Cold Lake Museum is a multi-theme museum located on the old site of 42 Radar Squadron of CFB 4-Wing Cold Lake.  The separate buildings house an Aboriginal Gallery, Heritage Gallery, Oil and Gas Gallery, and Air Force Museum.  Each building is connected by a covered walkway which is approximately 700 feet long.

Tel: (780)-639-2162 / 780-639-4121 (during seasonal hours of operation)

Cold Lake Marina


The Cold Lake Marina is the launching point onto what local’s boast is the "best lake in Alberta" Cool off in the water on those hot summer days with a swim at Kinosoo Beach, or take a walk along the Marina and enjoy the Lakeshore Business District. Of course, the Cold Lake Marina and the Provincial Park are both launching points for a variety of water sports and provide access to a fantastic lake trout fishery, with pike, walleye, perch and whitefish also found in the lake.

The Cold Lake Marina is open for operation annually from mid-May to the end of September.


Address: 802 Lakeshore Drive, Cold Lake, AB T9M 1A1

Phone: (780) 639-3316 (during seasonal hours of operation)

Website: http://www.coldlake.com/content/cold-lake-marina

Cold Lake Splash Park & Beach

Distance: 7.5Km From Hotel
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A Great place to take the kids for some summer fun, the Splash Park is located in Cold Lake North at Kinosoo Beach.

Tri-City Shopping Mall

Distance: 1.7Km From Hotel
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For all your shopping and financial needs. Mall includes a small food court, Sobeys & Sobeys Liquor, Canadian Tire, Staple’s, Value Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, The Source, Winners, Dollar Tree, Ardene’s, Bootlegger, Mark’s Work Warehouse, Tim Hortons, Pizza Hut, RBC and many other stores.

Grand Square Cinema

Distance: 1Km From Hotel
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Long-running movie theatre with current films, including 3D screenings, with standard concessions. The movie theater is located just off main street downtown Cold Lake. It has several theaters featuring the latest releases with both matinee and evening show times.

General Enquiries Tel: (780) 594-3415
24-Hour movie line:(780) 594-3434
Website: http://www.cinemaclock.com/alb/cold-lake/theatres/grand-square-cinema

Cold Lake Agriplex & Exhibition Grounds

Distance: 2.6Km From Hotel
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Hosts a wide variety of community events and functions including Cold Lake Rodeo and Bullarama. Check their website for upcoming events: http://coldlakeag.com/

Tel: 780-594-0667

El Lobo Motel

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 5431 55 St, Cold Lake, AB T9M 1R6, Canada. 

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