About Cold Lake

Nestled on the shore of Alberta's seventh largest lake, a three hour drive north east of Edmonton and 20 minutes west of the Saskatchewan border, Cold Lake is home to over 15,000 residents. The community of choice for many workers in the nearby oil patch, the City of Cold Lake is also the proud home of 4 Wing, one of Canada's busiest fighter bases.

The City and the surrounding area boast beautiful natural settings, complimented by state-of-the-art recreation and sport facilities, urban and rural trail systems, a provincial park and pristine lakes. Cold Lake itself is well known for its world-class sport fishery, pristine water and surrounding habitats which draw hundreds of bird species and an abundance of wildlife to its shores.

The City has grown to become the retail hub of north east Alberta, but has also kept its warm, rural roots. The main industries of employment include the oil and gas industry, the Federal Government and tourism. This page will provide you with links to information regarding the City of Cold Lake including its population, upcoming events and maps of the City.

Feel free to email city@coldlake.com with any questions you may have.