The City of Cold Lake offers plenty of exciting summer and wintertime outdoor activities.

 Cold Lake is a community filled with warm smiles, crystal clear water and an abundance of natural beauty. Surrounded by Provincial parks and beautiful Alberta landscape Cold Lake is a haven for outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

Cold Lake offers plenty of exciting summer and wintertime outdoor activities. Visitors can try few water sports including boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing and wakeboarding. Also visitors can enjoy hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing and horseback riding can check out the Iron Horse, Millennium and African Lake trails.

A number of fun events occur in Cold Lake throughout the year and favourites include the annual Community Fish Fry, Aqua Days and the Maple Flag which is perhaps the biggest occasion that occurs in the city. The City of Cold Lake provides access to almost 400 square kilometers of open water with lots of sandy beaches. Fishing is a favourite pastime here, which is not surprising since the lake supports a very diverse fish population.

The Cold Lake Fish Hatchery tour is a fun and educational experience that the whole family can enjoy.

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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


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


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



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


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


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)


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

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:

Tel: 780-594-0667

El Lobo Motel

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