"Cold Lake- Great Vacation Spot" Cold Lake by Hanau93

Cold Lake Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 49 photos

I totally fell in love with this lake/town which is at the Alberta/Saskatchewan border. It's about a three hour drive North East of Edmonton.The lake is huge and as the lake indicates it can be quite cold..However, the beaches are wonderful and the pic above features one of the most beautiful spots at French Bay.
The town of Cold Lake is quite spread apart with one half close to the lake and the other one up the hill where the Canadian Forces Airbase is. The base is open to visitors and it is fun to see all the various planes take off for Sorties.

Totempoles

...which can be found at the entrance of Cold Lake's beautiful Marina.
Two reserves border onto the lake, The Dene and the Cree Nations rez.

Kinooso Beach

..is approx. 10 minutes north of the marina. A beautiful gorgeous beach which is not overrun by tourists. It has a playground for the kids and Volleyball nets are up as well. Great place to be..
Kinooso is the Cree word for Big Fish and the legend of the fish as well as the history of Cold Lake according to the Cree is on my French Bay Tip Page..

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  • Last visit to Cold Lake: Apr 2000
  • Intro Updated Mar 22, 2005
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  • chiara76's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2006 at 4:14 PM

    Such a great photo ! Interesting page, I like it.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2005 at 2:16 AM

    I too was impressed by the beauty of Cold Lake and the surrounding area! Nice looking accommodations you had!

  • Darby2's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2004 at 8:23 PM

    I can vouch for the fishing on Cold Lake. The largest lake trout in the province was taken here.

  • devmicha's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2004 at 8:09 PM

    Man!! I will have to get back there and acyually see the TOWN!

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