2022 Bonnyville/Cold Lake Summer Adventure Guide

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MINNIE LAKE EAST & WEST M.D. PARKS 780.573.6666 or book online

CHICKEN HILL LAKE M.D. PARK 780.573.8941 or book online COLD LAKE M.D. PARK 780.639.4121 or book online

MOOSE LAKE PELICAN POINT M.D. PARK 780.573.8828 or book online

COLD LAKE FRENCH BAY M.D. PARK 780.573.7828 or book online

MOOSE LAKE VEZEAU BEACH M.D. PARK* 780.826.6337 or book online

CRANE LAKE EAST & WEST M.D. PARKS 780.573.6443 or book online


Outdoor Adventure Awaits


M.D. Parks


Local Food & Drink


Seasonal Campgrounds


Hit the Links


Provincial & Private Campgrounds


Clear for Takeoff


Boat Launches & Dumping Stations


Fun & Games


A Reel Catch


Art Galleries, Displays & Studios




A Night on the Town


Watersport Rentals




Water & Land Tours


Splash Zone


A Sight to See




Area Map


Cold Lake




CREDITS Graphic Designer: Dark Horse Media Editors: Alexa Prodaniuk & Tracy Wasylow Photos: Alexa Prodaniuk, Amy Nasby, Angus Cockney, Ashley Hempel, Brandon Born, City of Cold Lake, Cpl Manuela Berger (4 Wing Imaging), Debra Kaban, Gisele Brawn, Jeremy Derksen, Jim Barr, Joad Clement, Mason Unrau, Paige Mckay, Paul Lavoie, Sam Sadlowski, Scott Dewling, Shaula Corr, Tracy Wasylow

MURIEL LAKE M.D. PARK 780.826.4140 or book online

ETHEL LAKE M.D. PARK 780.573.9569 or book online

WOLF LAKE M.D. PARK 780.826.0556

Online reservations at: www.letscamp.ca * Seasonal sites available

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M.D. PARKS CHICKEN HILL LAKE M.D. PARK – Power sites, outhouses,


Chicken Hill

hand pump for non-potable water, day use area, beach area, volleyball nets, playground, and firewood for sale. Rates: $35/ unit/night, firewood $15 per wheelbarrow. Phone and online reservations open April 1 at 8:30 a.m., book at www.letscamp. ca. Calls will be taken between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until the campground officially opens on May 13, when extended hours will be maintained. Open May 13 to September 11. Caretakers on site. Recreational lake south of Hwy. 28 (at Glendon intersection) on Secondary Highway 882 (Rge. Rd. 484) for 6.4 km, east on Twp. Rd. 594 for 3.3 km and then south on Rge. Rd. 482 for one km. From St. Paul go north on 780-573-8941

Hwy. 881 and east on Twp. Rd. 594 for 28.9 km.




Choose from the many lakes in the Bonnyville/Cold Lake Region and spend your summer catching rays with your toes in the sand.



Bonnyville & Cold Lake




COLD LAKE M.D. PARK – NEW IN 2022 Park expanded to 145 power sites

FRENCH BAY M.D. PARK – NEW IN 2022 Extended camping season.

and additional 10 tent sites. Extended camping season.

Ten non-power campsites. Firepits — bring your own firewood. Day use beach area

Picnic area, playground, beach volleyball, soccer, coin shower and laundry,

and swimming at lower campsite. Boat launch access is dependent on lake levels.

firepits, sani-dump station, dry firewood for sale, beach and swimming area,

Can be used for small car top boats and dock at upper campsite. Hand pumps for

power hookups, and flush toilets. Rates: $35/unit/night with power, $20/

water. Rates: $30/unit/night non-power. Phone and online reservations open April

tent/night, firewood $15 per wheelbarrow. Phone and online reservations

1 at 8:30 a.m., book at www.letscamp.ca. Calls will be taken between the hours

open April 1 at 8:30 a.m., book at www.letscamp.ca. Calls will be taken

of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until the campground officially opens on May 13, when

between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until the campground officially

extended hours will be maintained. Open May 13 to September 30. Located 15 km

opens on May 13, when extended hours will be maintained. Open May 13

northeast of Cold Lake, one km south of Kinosoo Ridge, on the southeast shore of

to September 30. Caretakers on site. Located at 2301-1 Ave. in Cold Lake

Cold Lake at 2 – 63218 Rge Rd 411.

North, west of Kinosoo Beach.






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CRANE LAKE EAST M.D. PARK – NEW IN 2022 Extended camping season. Twenty-six power sites, firepits, dry firewood for sale, hand pump for non-potable water, boat launch, and dock, fish

Phone and online reservations open April 1 at 8:30 a.m., book at www.letscamp.ca. Calls will be taken between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until the campground officially opens on May 13, when extended hours will be maintained. Open May 13 to September 30. Located 25 km west of Cold Lake along Hwy. 55, five km north on Rge. Rd. 444 and east on Twp. Rd. 640.

ETHEL LAKE M.D. PARK – Eleven non-power sites, firepits, dry firewood for sale, non-potable water, horseshoe pits, playground, swimming area, camp kitchen, fish cleaning stand, boat launch, and dock. Rate: $30/unit/night non-power, firewood $15 per wheelbarrow. Phone and online reservations




Rates: $35/unit/night, firewood $15 per wheelbarrow.


cleaning stand, beach, playground, and swimming area.

open April 1 at 8:30 a.m., book at www.letscamp.ca. Calls will be taken between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until the campground officially opens on May 13, when extended hours


will be maintained. Open May 13 to September 11. Caretakers

CRANE LAKE WEST M.D. PARK – NEW IN 2022 Extended camping season. Twenty-four power sites. Firepits, dry firewood for sale, camp kitchen, non-potable water, boat launch and dock, fish cleaning stand, and beach. Rates: $35/unit/night,

on site. Located eight km west on Hwy. 55 and 10 km north on Hwy. 897 from Cold Lake. 780-573-9569

firewood $15 per wheelbarrow. Phone and online reservations open April 1 at 8:30 a.m., book at www.letscamp.ca. Calls will be taken between the hours of 8:30 a.m.

MINNIE LAKE M.D. PARK EAST – Eleven power sites. Day

to 4:30 p.m. until the campground officially opens on May 13, when extended hours

use picnic area with firepits and change rooms. Beach with

will be maintained. Open May 13 to September 30. Caretakers on site. Located 25

swimming area, paddleboard rentals, store, ice cream, and

km west of Cold Lake along Hwy. 55 and five km north on Rge. Rd. 444.

diving platform. Playground and volleyball court. Outhouses


available and firewood for sale. Rates: $35/unit/night, firewood $15 per wheelbarrow. Phone and online reservations open April 1 at 8:30 a.m., book at www.letscamp.ca. Calls will

M.D. PARKS Minnie


be taken between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until the campground officially opens on May 13, when extended hours will be maintained. Open May 13 to September 11. Caretakers on site. A picturesque small lake located five minutes northeast of Glendon north off Hwy. 660. 780-573-6666

MINNIE LAKE M.D. PARK WEST – Seven power sites, boat launch with parking and dock. Firewood for sale, non-potable water, and outhouse. Rates: $35/unit/ night power. Phone and online reservations open April 1 at 8:30 a.m., book at www. letscamp.ca. Calls will be taken between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until the campground officially opens on May 13, when extended hours will be maintained. Open May 13 to September 11. Caretakers on call. Located five minutes northeast of Glendon north off Hwy. 660. 780-573-6666



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PELICAN POINT M.D. PARK – Fifty-seven non-powered individual sites, two non-powered group sites and a day use area on the east side of Moose Lake. Trailer dumping station, boat launch and dock, playground, beach area,



non-potable water, fish cleaning stands, outhouses, and firewood for sale. Lots of berry picking. Pike, Walleye and Perch fishing. Rates: $30/unit/night non-power, firewood $15 per wheelbarrow. Group Area $100/night. Campers in Group II Site can access quad trails. Phone and online reservations open April 1 at 8:30 a.m., book at www.letscamp.ca. Calls will be taken between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until the campground officially opens on May 13, when extended hours will be maintained. Open May 13 to September 11. Caretakers on site. Located two km north of Bonnyville on Hwy. 41, 16 km west on Hwy. 660 and 6.5 km south on Rge. Rd. 474 OR one km north of Glendon, 10 km east on Hwy. 660 and 6.5 km south. 780-573-8828

M.D. PARKS VEZEAU BEACH M.D. PARK – NEW IN 2022 Extended camping season. Twenty-three full-service sites, one tent site, and three power only sites on the south shore of Moose Lake. Showers, laundry facilities, swimming dock, playground, jumping pillow, firewood for sale, firepits, fishing, boat launch, and expanded dock. Bonnyville Golf and Country Club with an 18-hole golf course, pro shop and restaurant is adjacent to campground. Rates: $45/unit/night full-service, $35/unit/night power only, firewood $15 per wheelbarrow. Full season $4,700. Phone and online reservations open April 1 at 8:30 a.m., book at www.letscamp.ca. Calls will be taken between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until the campground officially opens on May 13, when extended hours will be maintained. Open May 13 to September 30. Caretakers on site. Located five km west of Bonnyville on Hwy. 28. 780-826-6337



Bonnyville & Cold Lake


WOLF LAKE M.D. PARK – NEW IN 2022 Extended camping season.



Sixty-seven non-power sites (11 can be used as double stalls). Firepits, firewood for sale, outhouses, non-potable water, fish cleaning stands, playground, boat launch with dock, and trailer dumping station. Rate: $30/unit/night non-power, firewood $15 per wheelbarrow. Phone res-


ervations open April 1 at 8:30 a.m. Calls will be taken between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until the campground officially opens on May 13, when extended hours will be maintained. Open May 13 to September 30. Caretakers

MURIEL LAKE M.D. PARK – NEW IN 2022 Extended camping season. Ninety-three individual sites: 54 with power, 39 non-power. Two non-power group areas, two ball diamonds, two play-

on site. Located 20 km north of Bonnyville on Hwy. 41, 15 km west on Hwy. 55 and 30 km north on Rge. Rd. 473. 780-826-0556

grounds, two beach volleyball courts, soccer, 13 km trail net-



work for hiking and biking, running water, barrier-free accessibility in washrooms and showers, coin laundry, trailer dumping station, and firewood for sale. Kayaks and canoes can be put in the water at the boat launch area. Excellent birdwatching area, with a variety of wildlife. Fabulous family camping. Rates: $35/unit/night with power, $30/unit/night non-power, firewood $15 per wheelbarrow. Seasonal sites as per availability $375/month non-power, $450/month with power. Non-power Group Area $180. Day use lookout area can be rented for events for $100/day. Phone and online reservations open April 1 at 8:30 a.m. Book online at www.letscamp.ca. Calls will be taken between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until the campground officially opens on May 13, when extended hours will be maintained. Open May 13 to September 30. Caretakers on site. Located 12 km east off of Hwy. 28 (just before the Town of Bonnyville) on Twp. Rd. 610 and six km south on Rge. Rd. 452 (watch for signs). 780-826-4140



Reservations are strongly recommended for all campgrounds. Campground rates, site details, and contact information may be subject to change. Please visit our website at md.bonnyville.ab.ca for up-to-date information on prices and amenities.

Bonnyville & Cold Lake


M.D. SEASONAL CAMPGROUNDS MOOSE LAKE Vezeau Beach M.D. Park www.letscamp.ca 780-826-6337

Please visit our website at md.bonnyville.ab.ca for up-to-date

POPLAR ESCAPE RV PARK – Poplar Escape has 20 full-service, year-round sites available and 11 full-service summer sites. Featuring Wi-Fi, laundry, and a shower house. Located 3.2 km north of Bonnyville off Highway 660 at 61411A Range Road 455. Email: poplarescapervpark@gmail.com www.poplarescapervpark.ca 780-812-4507

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Poplar Escape RV Park E: poplarescapervpark@gmail.com 780-812-4507

Bodina Resort 780-826-7165

Rocky Meadows Country Getaway E: info@rockymeadows.net 780-826-6053

HILDA LAKE Hilda Lake Hideaway E: hilda.lake.hideaway@gmail.com 780-201-2654

ROCKY MEADOWS COUNTRY GETAWAY – Sixty full-service sites (power, water and sewer), 30- and 50-amp power. Showers, laundry, playground, and a blow-up waterslide. Group area with shelter for overnight and day use. Spring fed pond now stocked with rainbow trout. U-Pick Berry Farm and “Farmyard” minigolf. Hiking trail to Beaver River. Take a relaxing float down the Beaver River. New gazebo at minigolf staging area available for rent for birthday parties or other social gatherings. Nightly, weekly, monthly, and seasonal rates. Open year-round. Located 13.4 km north of Bonnyville on Hwy. 41 and 3.4 km west on Township Road 624A. facebook.com/RockyMeadowsCountryGetAway Email: info@rockymeadows.net www.rockymeadows.net 780-826-6053

COLD LAKE Baywood Park 780-573-3108 or 780-812-6612 Evergreen Birch Lodge E: evergreenbirch@yahoo.ca 780-639-3114 Hamilton House A Woodland Oasis Inn & Adventures E: hamiltonhousebb@gmail.com 780-594-7257 or 780-812-6525 RunWay RV Park E: mdube@mcsnet.ca 780-815-3246 or 780-639-3253



LA COREY Willow Trail RV Park E: willowtrailrvpark@hotmail.com 780-812-3005 MANATOKAN LAKE Manatokan Lake RV Campground 780-812-5521 MURIEL LAKE Rustic RV Park 403-815-9795

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350 FARMS – New in 2022! No tent? No problem! Camp in luxury with 350 Farms’ glamping experience. Located off Hwy. 897, just 10 minutes northwest of Cold Lake, get cozy in the spacious tent, where you’ll be sleeping on a bed instead of in a sleeping bag. Surrounded by lush boreal forest, take a walk around the serene property, visit with the cute Kunekune pigs, take a farm tour, or pop into the city for some shopping. Check the 350 Farms Facebook page for more information. www.facebook.com/350Farms hello@350farms.ca 431-777-9210

BAYWOOD PARK – Sixty-six sites with 21 full-service sites (power, water, and sewer), 30- and 15-amp electrical, with firepits and picnic tables, $45/unit/night. Twenty-five partially serviced (power and water), 30-amp electrical, with firepits and picnic tables, $45/unit/night. Tenting also available. Four fully serviced log cabins for rent nightly, weekly, or monthly. Call for rates. Baywood Park is located on 137 acres that includes 2.5 km of walking trails through wooded areas, boardwalks across marshland, covered shelter with day use area, and outdoor toilets. Nine-hole frisbee golf. Private boat launch to Long Bay on Cold Lake available to Baywood campers. Winter camping is available. Please call for details. Located one km east of Cold Lake South and three km north on Baywood Road (turn on Rge. Rd. 420 off of Twp. Rd. 630). Facebook: Baywood Park Cold Lake 780-573-3108 or 780-812-6612


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COLD LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK – Total 117 sites: 26 sites with power and water hookups, 79 sites with power and 12 walk-in tenting sites. Campground store operates May long weekend to Labour Day selling firewood, ice, ice cream, snacks, and camping supplies. Firepits, boat launch, showers, pump and tap water, dumping station, day use area, group camping area by reservation, playground, hiking trails, swimming, lookout platforms, public beach, fishing, boating, and birding. Rates: $48/unit/night with power and water, $40/unit/night with power, $32/unit/night non-power. Rates are subject to change. All sites on the reservation system. No first come, first served sites. Open May 19 to Thanksgiving. Located five km northeast of Cold Lake off Hwy. 28. Book online at www.reserve.albertaparks.ca or call 1-877-537-2757. For up-to-date information and advisories visit www.albertaparks.ca or call 780-594-7856.



ENGLISH BAY PROVINCIAL RECREATION AREA – Fifty-seven sites with power on the west side of Cold Lake. Boat launch, beach, and swimming area. Rates: $36/unit/night with power. All sites on the provincial reservation system. Rates are subject to change. Open May 19 to September 6. For more information call 780-594-7856. Located 16 km north of Cold Lake. Book online at www. reserve.albertaparks.ca or call 1-877-537-2757. For up-to-date information and advisories visit www.albertaparks.ca or call 780594-7856.


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EVERGREEN BIRCH LODGE – Located minutes from Cold Lake’s Kinosoo Beach, this beautiful 142-acre resort has 12 secluded full-service RV sites, cabins, one and two full-kitchen cottages, as well as three- to six-bedroom lodges. Evergreen Lodge is a luxury facility with six bedrooms, 10 beds, three bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, coffee bar, and extra kitchen with a great room. There is an outside covered seating area that can accommodate up to 60 guests for reunions and intimate weddings. All accommodations are nestled in private forested areas, pet friendly, with 4.6 kilometres of walking trails that wind through acres of horse pastureland filled with birds and wildlife. Every private entry cabin has a firepit and patio with barbecue. Each RV site has a wooden deck, firepit, and picnic table.

HAMILTON HOUSE - A WOODLAND OASIS INN AND ADVENTURES – Four full-service RV sites, with power and water, including sewer disposal for weekly and monthly guests. Each site has a picnic table, with a group use firepit or individual firepits. Various sizes fit from 16 to 40 feet. Access to outdoor B&B amenities; canoeing, hiking/biking trails, lawn games, and a hot tub. Rates: $35/unit/night full service, $220/weekly, $800/monthly, $20/unit/night non-power in the group use area. Located 10 minutes southeast of Cold Lake on Hwy. 55 East. facebook.com/woodlandoasis Email: hamiltonhousebb@gmail.com www.hamiltonhouse.com 780-594-7257 or 780-812-6525

RUNWAY RV PARK - Offers 10 full-service RV sites with 30-amp power, potable water, sewer hookups, garbage disposal and Wi-Fi. Amenities include trails, fouracre short-range golfing (three green), group firepits, a sitting area, U-Pick, and organic vegetable garden. Picnic tables, firewood, golf clubs, and bicycles available on site. Catering mainly to oilfield workers and retired couples. Located four km west of Cold Lake North on Rge. Rd. 424 at 63408 RGE RD 424. Quiet dead-end road. facebook.com/RunWayRV Email: RunWayRVpark@yahoo.ca www.runwayrv.com 780-815-3246



RV sites have both 15- and 30-amp power, full services, as well as wireless internet, and free laundry facilities. RV sites run from April 1 to October 31, and have two night, weekly, and monthly rates. There is a full-service group area for gatherings of four to six RVs. The resort provides quiet enjoyment and great birdwatching. The campground has a safe, on-site playground, playhouse, and treehouse. Kim Grey, the on-site fishing guide, has added Anglers Bait & Tackle shop for all your fishing needs. He offers guided fishing charters in summer and winter, as well as ice fishing shacks for rent. Located 3.5 km west of Cold Lake on Rge. Rd. 423. Facebook: Evergreen Birch Lodge Email: evergreenbirch@yahoo.ca www.evergreenbirchlodge.com 780-639-3114 Lodge Booking Office 780-660-9336 Anglers Bait n Tackle and charter booking




PROVINCIAL + CAMPGROUNDS MANATOKAN LAKE RV CAMPGROUND – Twenty full-service sites (30-amp power, water, and sewer). Private beach and two private 60-foot fishing docks. Excellent catch and keep Perch and Northern Pike fishing. Check 2022 regulations for updates. Public boat launch. Call or text for reservations and rates. Open year-round with seasonal rates available. Located 19.2 km northwest of Bonnyville on Hwy. 41, west on Hwy. 55 for 9.6 km, north at Iron River on Rge. Rd. 470 for 3.2 km and then west on Twp. Rd. 634 for 1.6 km. Rural address: 63402 RGE RD 471. facebook.com/manatokanlakervcampground 780-812-5521


BODINA RESORT – Forty-six full-service sites with 30- and 50-amp power on the south shore of Crane Lake. Three cabins available to rent during the summer season. Store open seasonally, showers, firepits, firewood for sale, boat launch, pressurized water service, beach/swimming area, and hiking trails. Access to ATV trails. Reservations recommended. Long-term monthly rentals available. Taking full season bookings starting April 1. All other bookings start May 1. Leave your trailer year-round. Located 25 km west of Cold Lake along Hwy. 55 and five km north on Rge. Rd. 444. Facebook: Bodina Resort www.bodinaresort.com 780-826-7165




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HILDA LAKE HIDEAWAY – Seasonal campsite with 47 non-serviced sites. Oversized private treed lots with close proximity to lakeshore. Eighteen sites with private lakeshore access. It is the perfect location to enjoy fishing for Wall-

areas throughout the campground. Firepits and picnic tables provided with each site, private boat launch, and sani-dump. Completely fenced, gated campground


Great place for birdwatching. Four beach


eye, Northern Pike, Perch, and Burbot.

with access for seasonal campers and their guests only. Open May long weekend to September 15. Located at 64118 RGE RD 434, 20 minutes from Cold Lake and 35 minutes from Bonnyville. Facebook: Hilda Lake Hideaway Email: hilda.lake.hideaway@gmail.com www.campingcoldlakehildalake.com 780-201-2654



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MOOSE LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK – Total 59 sites: 47 power, 12 non-power. Group camping area with 12 power sites. All sites are on the reservation system. Covered cookshack and firepits. Water in each loop, firewood for sale, playground, boat launch, hiking trails, and swimming area. Excellent birdwatching. Adjacent to Iron Horse Trail.



Rates: $36/unit/night power, $28/unit/night non-power. Rates are subject to change. Open May 19 to September 6. For information call 780-594-7856. Located two km north of Bonnyville on Hwy. 41, 12 km west on Hwy. 660. Book online at www.reserve.albertaparks.ca or call 1-877-537-2757. For up-to-date information and advisories visit www.albertaparks.ca or call 780-594-7856.


Rates are subject to change. Open May

RECREATION AREA – Total 198 sites on

19 to September 6.

the north shore of Moose Lake: 41 pow-

Located two km north of Bonnyville

er and water, 58 power, 99 non-power.

on Hwy. 41, 18 km west on Hwy. 660

All sites are on the provincial reservation

and two km south on Rge. Rd. 473 OR

system. Showers, cookshack, sandy

one km north of Glendon, 10 km east

beach, tap water, fish cleaning stand,

on Hwy. 660 and two km south. Book

playground, and boat launch. Firewood

online at www.reserve.albertaparks.ca

for sale. Adjacent to Iron Horse Trail.

or call 1-877-537-2757.

Rates: $44/unit/night power and water,

For up-to-date information and advi-

$36/unit/night power, $28/unit/night

sories visit www.albertaparks.ca or call



RUSTIC RV PARK – Seasonal lease only for both full-service sites and dry sites (off the grid) on Muriel Lake. Lots are large with unlimited extra space available for storage and use. Decks, sheds, and personalized décor are welcome. Winter storage is included. Beach, biking, birdwatching, walking and quad trails are accessible. ATVs and pets are

vacy, space, peace, and tranquility are key features. Seasonal use is from May 15 to September 30. Located 14.5 km south of Bonnyville. Phone or text for reservations.


ville Pro Rodeo, Extreme MudFest, and town amenities. Pri-


welcome. Close to several other lakes, golf course, Bonny-




Bonnyville & Cold Lake



Looking to get out on the water? The following lakes have public boat launches. COLD LAKE City of Cold Lake Marina Cold Lake Provincial Park English Bay Provincial Rec. Area French Bay Provincial Rec. Area CRANE LAKE Crane Lake East M.D. Park Crane Lake West M.D. Park

MOOSE LAKE Franchere Bay Provincial Rec. Area Moose Lake Provincial Park North Shore Heights (Shay-Cho Bay) Pelican Point M.D. Park Vezeau Beach M.D. Park MURIEL LAKE Muriel Lake M.D. Park (non-motorized, car-top)

ETHEL LAKE Ethel Lake M.D. Park

WOLF LAKE Wolf Lake M.D. Park





You might not catch the

MINNIE LAKE Minnie Lake West M.D. Park

gigantic Kinosoo in Cold Lake, but you can fish all day for Lake Trout, Walleye, and Jack. At Wolf Lake, Walleye are plentiful – just remember to apply for your tags. A fish fry never tasted better after you’ve had to work for it! For



opening dates at local lakes, consult the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations.

• City of Cold Lake (4009 - 50 Street) • Town of Bonnyville (Slawuta Pond, Lakeshore Drive) • Cold Lake M.D. Park • Cold Lake Provincial Park • Hilda Lake Hideaway • Muriel Lake M.D. Park • Pelican Point M.D. Park (Moose Lake) • Casino Dene (Petro Canada, Highway 28 & RR 423) • Wolf Lake M.D. Park



Bonnyville & Cold Lake



Fishing TOURS

Kim Grey of ANGLERS FISHING TOURS, residing at Evergreen Birch Lodge, has many years of experience angling on Cold Lake and nearby lakes. Kim has a passion for fishing and sharing his knowledge with other anglers. Tours run from mid-May to the end of September. Kim supplies all fishing gear, snacks, and drinks for small groups of up to four on a 20-foot pontoon boat or groups of two on a 17-foot Glasspar. Check out Kim’s shop – Anglers Bait, Tackle & More for all your fishing needs. facebook.com/anglersbaittackleandmore Email: ksgrey77@gmail.com 780-660-9336 Brian Hamilton of HAMILTON HOUSE A WOODLAND OASIS INN AND ADVENTURES knows all the secret spots on Cold Lake. He

Mat Weaver of WEAVER’S BENT RODS is happy

charters from late May to mid-September. Half or

to share his knowledge of local lakes in the area.

full-day fishing packages with all the fishing gear,

Let him know which species you are after, and he

snacks and drinks, or lunch supplied. Travelling

will pick accordingly. He offers full and half-day

on an 18-foot, soft-top Glastron (May and June only for Pike and Walleye) or a 24-foot Bayliner, hard-top (full cabin) May to September for Lake Trout and Pike. Perfect for various group sizes or



tours in a 20-foot Lund Impact, powered by a 200HP Mercury Verado. He provides rods, tackle, and proper bait. Feel free to bring your own lunch — you’ll need your energy when fighting for the big


one. From the beginners to experienced anglers of


any age, there’s a charter for everyone.



(Under Activities tab – Fishing Charters)


Email: hamiltonhousebb@gmail.com

Email: mweaver@weaversbentrods.com

780-594-7257 or 780-812-8015




Bonnyville & Cold Lake




Angling Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch

Bangs Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Walleye

Barbara Lake

Northern Pike

Beartrap Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch

Bourque Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Whitefish, Walleye, Burbot

Cold Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Lake Trout, Whitefish, Walleye, Burbot

Crane Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Whitefish, Walleye, Burbot

Ethel Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Whitefish, Walleye, Burbot

Frog Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Whitefish, Walleye, Burbot

Hilda Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Whitefish, Walleye, Burbot

Little Bear Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Rainbow Trout

Manatokan Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Burbot

Marie Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Whitefish, Walleye, Burbot

May Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Whitefish, Walleye, Burbot

Moose Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Whitefish, Walleye, Burbot

Tucker Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Whitefish

Wolf Lake

Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Whitefish, Walleye, Burbot


There is an event for you, no matter your fancy or the season. This year, in addition to the other great events, is the 2022 Cold Lake Air Show (see the back page for more information). From January to December, you’ll be sure to find something to keep you entertained — Cabane A Sucre, rodeos, Canada Day celebrations in four communities, Extreme Mudfest, Haying In The 30s, Aqua Days, Kehewin Pow Wow, Pyrogy Festival, fall fairs full of local food and art, craft shows, and more – take your pick and enjoy. Due to potential event changes and cancellations, we are not listing events in the guide this year. Please check md.bonnyville.ab.ca for an updated Community Events Calendar or watch our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute information.

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Peddle, paddle, or float — there is no shortage of ways for you to #TakeItToTheLake. If you don’t have your own watercraft, you can rely on these businesses to help you get out and enjoy lake life!

Wicked Watersport Rentals Inc. is all about living life outside. They offer mobile watersport rentals specializing in one-on-one personal Flyboard lessons. Rent the Wicked Party Pontoon Boat or a stand-up paddle board, single, double, or kid’s kayak, boogie board or four-person pedal boat. Watch their Facebook page for special event details. Located at Cold Lake’s Kinosoo Beach, it’s easy to turn a day at the beach into a lake adventure! facebook.com/wickedwatersportrentals www.wickedwatersportrentals.ca 780-545-0938

Anglers interested in trying out Moose Lake can contact Franchere Boat Rentals. They rent 14-foot aluminum boats with 15 horsepower engines or a 16-foot boat with a fish finder. All boat rentals come with life jackets and fuel. Located on Franchere Bay, Moose Lake. www.FranchereRentals.com 780-635-4050

L&D Marine can give you the whole lake experience with their watersport equipment, including tubes and ropes, which are available for rent or sale. Rental boats can be put in the water at Vezeau Beach on Moose Lake, or you can tow it to the lake of your choice. Need to make sure your boat is in tip-top shape for the season? L&D can help you there too as they service all types of watercraft and boats. They keep a full line of Amsoil lubricants in stock for all types of engines to keep you having fun all year round. Located next to Vezeau Beach on Moose Lake. facebook.com/LDRentals www.LDrentals.weebly.com Email: Ldmarinerentalsltd@gmail.com 780-201-0154 or 780-573-4587



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Edgewater Experience



Take a cruise on the 30-foot Regal

many watersports, or simply relax and

Cabin Cruiser. Edgewater provides


either half-day or full-day cruises with

Make that special occasion extra special

local catering options available. Visit

this year by dining on the water with one

some exceptional beaches that are

of four kitchens that have teamed up

only accessible by water. Enjoy a hot

with the Edgewater crew – a great way

summer day with your very own beach

to enjoy local eats on the lake.

itinerary – have a BBQ (on land or water)

Email: info@edgewatersuites.ca

with close friends and family, enjoy the


Pull up a slice of beach and grab lunch during an in-depth tour with Brian Hamilton while staying at Hamilton House – A Woodland Oasis Inn and Adventures. Listen as he shares the stories of Cold Lake’s natural and man-made history. Collect the five sands of Cold Lake, see the city sights and marina from the water side. Locate many of the lake’s 16 beaches,

How about a dry land tour, with an added bonus of cute and cuddly animals? The

swim, and jump from the 24-foot boat.

farm learning experience is always a plus! Ye Olde MacLean Hobby Farm provides


a fun, interactive experience with farm animals. Bottle feed baby animals, have a


pool party with the ducklings and goslings, visit Bunnyville, go for a ride on the MJ7

Email: hamiltonhousebb@gmail.com

Express, take a trip to the gold mine, or go on a scavenger hunt adventure in the Old

780-594-7257 or 780-812-6525

West. Please call and book ahead to secure a spot for your group or family. Located two miles south of Fort Kent. facebook.com/YeOldeMacLeanHobbyFarm Email: Mac.Beth1980@hotmail.com 780-826-4723



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At Wolf Lake, you can spot a variety of

Jessie Lake, in the Town of Bonnyville,

bird life - a Loon with red eyes glowing

is a shallow wetland home to many

as it emerges from the water, a Blue

species of birds. Walk the path to see

Heron sets out the smallest ripples over

some of the many bird species in the

the lake as it glides along the shore, an


Eagle keeps its eyes peeled for prey from its treetop nest, a Kingfisher rests on a branch, a group of Pelicans chat in the reeds, a Tern balances delicately on a lilypad, or an Osprey takes off with its catch. While you can birdwatch on any lakeshore, some of the best spots are Muriel Lake, Moose Lake Provincial Park, Franchere Bay, Pelican Point, and Wolf Lake recreation areas as they offer excellent boreal forest and wetland habitats.

Be sure to add Ethel Lake to your list as it is one of Alberta’s most reliable count areas for the Yellow Rail and Sedge Wren. Cold Lake is an entry point for neotropical migratory birds such as Wood Warblers. In late May and early June, Cold Lake Provincial Park is the destination for birders looking for the possibility of spotting up to 23 Warbler species. The fall migration draws a repeat crowd. Cold Lake has one of Alberta’s largest Western Grebe colonies, and a spill-over population of Pelicans, Cormorants and Gull species. All photos on these pages are taken at Wolf Lake by Norm Dyrvik

There are just under 300 species of birds that can be found in our region. Early mornings are the best time to spot local birds of the Lakeland.



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Marie Lake

Wolf Lake MD Park


Wolf Lake

Rge Rd 475

English Bay Prov Rec Area

Tucker Lake

ke La ne a r C Bodina Resort Crane Lake MD Parks

Iron River 55

Rocky Meadows Country Getaway

Poplar Escape RV Park

Baywood Park




se Trail Alberta’s Iron Hor

French Bay MD Park

Cherry Grove

897 Charlotte Lake

Twp Rd 604


Muriel Lake

Bea ver Ri v

Beartrap Lake


Ernestina Lake Angling Lake

657 897

Rustic RV Park 29

Elk Point Vermilion


Chicken Hill Lake MD Park

Kinosoo Ridge

Hamilton House B&B 55


Muriel Lake MD Park




Moose Lake Provincial Park Vezeau Beach Bonnyville MD Park

Chicken Hill Lake


Cold Lake

La Corey

Fort Kent

Pelican Point Moose Lake MD Park

St Paul


Cold Lake Evergreen Marina Cold Lake Birch Lodge Provincial Park


Franchere Bay Prov Rec Area


Twp Rd 634

Willow Trail RV Park

ver River ea




Twp Rd 624A

Minnie Lake MD Parks


350 Farms

Whitney Lakes Heinsburg



Minnie Lake

Little Bear Lake Cold Lake MD Campground

Runway RV Park

Rge Rd 455


Ethel Lake

Cold Lake


Manatokan Lake

Rge Rd 460

Manatokan Lake RV Campground

Rge Rd 470

Lac La Biche

Rge Rd 473

Twp Rd 644

Hilda Lake Hideaway

Hilda Lake

English Bay

Ethel Lake MD Park

Pierceland Meadow Lake SK

Aerial Adventure Park


ATV Allowed




Boat Launch



Mini Golf


RV Park (Seasonal)



Golf Course

Swimming\Beach MD of Bonnyville No. 87, 2022

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AERIAL ADVENTURE PARK The Kinosoo Ridge Aerial Adventure Park is here to take you to new heights — literally. Standing 60 feet tall, this exhilarating addition to the Ridge makes sure you can have fun at the resort year-round! The features of the towering structure pick up elements that are unique to our region — from the legend of the Kinosoo to the oil and gas and agriculture industries. There are several skill levels to choose from to get to the top. On the ground, enjoy the fully accessible features while basking in the lush green surroundings of the boreal forest. Want to take a shortcut? Head to the stairs to go straight to the top and get the best view of Cold Lake going. After you work up an appetite, stop by the Kinosoo Kitchen for a bite. From delicious burgers to fresh salads, there’s something for everyone’s pallet. Grab a campsite at the M.D.’s French Bay Park to make for a short commute. Tentative opening is set for May long weekend, 2022. Keep an eye on kinosoo.ca or the Ridge’s Facebook or Instagram platforms for updates.

4-WHEELING Explore our boreal forests in a whole different way – on the back of a machine that will get you through some of the toughest terrain. Our region offers an unlimited number of backcountry and cutline trails or you can master our groomed and established tracks. Bring your own ATV for some lengthy ATV riding. The 300-kilometre multi-use Iron Horse Trail connects many of the area’s natural attractions. The Beaver River Trestle, at one kilometre long and 60 metres high, is one of the highlights of



the trail. New paving in the parking lot and along the trail to the trestle makes it accessible for everyone. Artist’s rendering of Aerial Adventure Park

Riders can use the Iron Horse Trail to access countless kilometres of backcountry trails and cutlines that weave through the region’s more rugged terrain. The Iron Horse Trail has various entry points and branches in three directions from Mile Zero at Abilene Junction. To the northeast is Glendon and Bonnyville, to the west is Smoky Lake and Waskatenau, and to the southeast lies St. Paul, Elk Point and Heinsburg. www.ironhorsetrail.ca facebook.com/AlbertasIronHorseTrail There are well-used trails located north of Crane Lake, and the May Lake Trail is northwest of Cold Lake. Cutline trails can be found around Wolf Lake that join up to the trails in Lakeland Provincial Park.

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From flat, paved trails to challenging terrain through

Dip the oars in and take a calming tour around the private lake at

nature, our regional biking and hiking trails offer a

Hamilton House – A Woodland Oasis Inn and Adventures. With

variety of experiences.

six rental canoes, life jackets, and paddles supplied, it’s a great family adventure. If you’re looking for a solo excursion, give one

The Cold Lake Bike Park & Trails, which surround the

of their kayaks a try. There are three docks to access the many

Cold Lake Museums, has trails, a pump track, jump

hiking trails around the lake. Morning, afternoon, evening, or daily

features, and more. The Park contains year-round, multi-

rentals available. Located 10 minutes southeast of the City of

user (non-motorized), single track, mountain bike trails

Cold Lake on Hwy. 55 East.

for all skill levels. Keep an eye on their Facebook page


for trail conditions and event information.



Email: hamiltonhousebb@gmail.com

If you want to end your hike or bike trek with a dip in

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the lake, Cold Lake Provincial Park has an excellent trail system for hiking and mountain biking. The public beach


area is one of best spots to access the water.

The Beaver River winds its way across the M.D. through forests

For a more urban setting, the 12-kilometre paved

and farmland, all the way to the Saskatchewan border. Depending

Millennium Trail takes you through the City of Cold Lake

on the flow and height of the water, the journey can be a leisurely

and into 4 Wing. The trail also connects to the Heritage

float or a bit of a paddle. Access to the river can be found at the

Trail along the lakeshore. Grab an ice cream cone at the

Highway 41 Bridge north of Bonnyville, Rocky Meadows Country

marina, or grab lunch at one of the restuarants close by.

Getaway, Lessard Bridge on Range Road 452, Ardmore Bridge on

In the Bonnyville area, take a leisurely stroll, long hike,

Hwy. 892, and the Hwy. 28 bridge by Casino Dene.

or cycle through the M.D.’s Muriel Lake Park. The


13-kilometre trail system includes a path to the Lookout which offers the best view of the lake.

Go for a ride, pack a lunch, and explore the M.D. with Cowboy

Moose Lake Provincial Park provides plenty of wildlife

Town! They use their horse-drawn wagon to offer personalized

action on its six kilometres of trails. The tall pines are

rides suited to customer needs. All you have to do is hang on tight

simply majestic.

and enjoy the ride. Located west of Ardmore, just off Hwy. 28. facebook.com/ardmorecowboytown

Wildlife sightings are plentiful when you walk or ride along the 10-kilometre Wetlands Trail around Jessie Lake, which borders the Town of Bonnyville. You can now walk from the Town to Vezeau Beach via the connected trail, which leads you to the tunnel that takes

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you under Highway 28. Continue along the trail to Moose Lake, or take the branch of the trail that goes to the east to explore the paved North Shore Heights Trail. This section goes all the way north to the intersection with the multi-use Iron Horse Trail, ending at Hwy. 660.





www.cowboytown.ca Email: info@cowboytown.ca 780-826-2444 Take in the scenery and ride through prairie farmland with Réal Jodoin and his team of local Canadian horses at Equi-Trim. Bring some snacks along with you or make a day of it by enjoying some s’mores around the campfire after your ride. Located just west of Bonnyville. facebook.com/EquitrimLTD Email: equitrim05@gmail.com 780-826-9519 Bonnyville & Cold Lake



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HUNTER’S HAVEN Our expansive boreal forest is an ideal home to a whole host of wildlife species. Whitetail and mule deer, moose, bear, and a host of upland and migratory game birds make the Lakeland region a hunter’s haven. Pick up the annual Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations for information on licenses and designated hunting areas. For more information on hunting and fishing regulations go to mywildalberta.ca.

SHARPSHOOTING There are two groups in the region that promote recreational shooting. The Bonnyville Shooting Sports Association is a provincially regulated shooting range for all disciplines, and is certified for handguns, rifles, shotguns. It also has a 100-metre archery range with an elevated tower. While this is a members only club, members may bring two guests with them. Please look on the website for range rules, events, and course information. facebook.com/BonnyvilleShootingSportsAssociation www.bssa.ca 780-201-0939



The Cold Lake Motocross

It’s all fun and games at Polar

Association draws high-calibre

Ball Pursuit Games. Grab your

competitors to its state-of-the-art

friends, make a team, and come up

facility — the Mason Watt Memorial

with a strategy for some friendly

Raceway. Annual events include

competition! Perfect for birthday

trade shows, race weekends,

parties, bachelor parties, or

training, and provincial races. Riders

corporate/team events. Private group

can purchase yearly and daily

bookings are their specialty. Located


north of Bonnyville on Range Road


455. Call for details and pricing.


facebook: Polar Ball Pursuit Games

Email: clma@live.ca

Email: polarball@live.com





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Eat like a local! The best place to meet some of our producers is at one of our four farmers’ markets. Pick up freshly picked garden bounty, frozen meat, homemade baking, hand-picked berries, yummy chocolates, or fresh honey. U-Picks open in early spring for asparagus, carrying through to June and July for

ON THE FARM Premium Angus beef is on the menu at Charlotte Lake Farms Inc. The farm’s mouth-watering steaks, roasts, and ground beef is raised without antibiotics or hormones. facebook.com/charlottelakefarmsinc www.charlottelakefarms.ca Email: charlottelake2014@gmail.com 780-207-0720

strawberries, saskatoons and haskaps, and ending in August for garlic and other

You can get everything you need to make a local meal with fresh ingredients from Muskoka Prairie Farms. Fill your fridge and pantry with beef, pork, chicken, honey, eggs, and market garden produce (when in season). Check out the online farm store at the links below. facebook.com/MuskokaPrairieFarms www.muskokaprairie.ca Email: Keegan@muskokaprairie.ca 780-545-8098

garden vegetables. Wash it all down with a selection of ciders from Journey North Cider Co., beer and liquor from Cold Lake Brewing & Distilling, or a Pilsner from Beaver River Brew Co. For coffee aficionados try Elevate Coffee Roasters. The Northeast Alberta Food Marketers Association lists a wide variety of producers from across the northeast at www.nafma.ca if you want to stock the shelves all year.

FARMERS’ MARKETS Bonnyville Farmers’ Markets Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. Beaver River Fish and Game Building (4402-54 Avenue) www.facebook.com/groups/471728016213114/buy_sell_discussion Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (extended markets on special days) Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre (4313-50 Avenue) www.facebook.com/Bonnyville-Farmers-Market-2141997382576180 Cold Lake Farmers’ Market Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cold Lake Energy Centre (7825-51 Street) www.facebook.com/coldlakefarmersmarket

Glendon Farmers’ Market Monthly from February to November (find dates on Facebook) Glendon RCMP Hall www.facebook.com/Glendon-Farmers-Market-1611775495578011

If you are looking for tasty, nutritious, and natural bison, we have two local producers who sell at the farmgate. Cyrus Bison Ranch

T’N’T Apiaries is a commercial


apiary producing honey, bees,

Email: sostashewski@me.com

and beeswax.


facebook.com/T’N’T Apiaries

Hidden Acres Buffalo Ranch Email: gary.fielding@hotmail.com

Email: tntapi@mcsnet.ca 780-826-6013




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U-PICKS With an indoor strawberry crop, Lynn Rob Strawberries and Market Garden produces berries from the end of June into September (weather dependent). Lynn Robb also offers raspberries, saskatoons, honeyberries (haskap), garden vegetables, baking, and canned fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season. She can be found at both Bonnyville Farmers’ Markets. Located 15 km north of Bonnyville on Highway 41 and seven km west on Township Road 630. facebook.com/LynnRobStrawberries www.lynnrob.com 780-826-5659


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Fresh asparagus in the spring is the

Fresh, chemical-free produce, can be

most in-demand crop at Dirt Road

picked or purchased from H’Evans

Gardens. Get your orders in early to avoid

Berries. Strawberries, raspberries,

disappointment. Raspberries are the

haskaps, and saskatoons are waiting

next product ready to be picked at the

to be picked during season. CSA

end of July, followed by cloves of garlic

(Community Shared Agriculture) shares

coming available in mid-August. Located

are available. Take Twp. Rd. 630 for

18 km west of Bonnyville off Hwy. 41,

3.5 km east of Cold Lake before taking

down Twp. Rd. 600.

Range Road 415 north.




www.hevansberries.com 780-826-1675

Rocky Meadows Country Getaway offers the best of both worlds. You can spend a day picking, or you can just enjoy Lori’s homemade pie, baked with the berries that surround you. With over 1,000 saskatoon trees, you can easily get berried out. There are many berry varieties to choose from: chokecherries, buffalo berry, sea buckthorn, black current, honey berry, and cherry. With a commercial kitchen on site, pick up a pie, fudge, jams, jellies, syrup, and salsa from the store year round! Located 13.4 km north of Bonnyville off Hwy. 41. facebook.com/RockyMeadowsCountryGetAway www.rockymeadows.net Email: info@rockymeadows.net 780-826-6053


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REFRESHING DRINKS Local cider from Journey North Cider Co. will cool you down on a hot summer day. The patio and outdoor fireplace adds to the already beautiful atmosphere the owners worked hard to create. Order a flight of ciders for your table and enjoy good conversation over brunch. Play shuffleboard or fooseball in the game room upstairs – feel free to inquire about renting it for your next special occasion. For the beer drinkers out there, choose from a great selection of local beer from Cold Lake Brewing & Distilling, Beaver River Brew Co., Fat Unicorn (from Lac La Biche), and Piston Broke (from Brooks). Located five minutes southwest of Bonnyville off Highway 28. facebook.com/JourneyNorthCider www.journeynorth.ca Email: kelly@journeynorth.ca 780-826-9853

Cold Lake Brewing & Distilling Co. recently expanded to Cold Lake North. If you haven’t been yet, trust us, it’s worth it. Just one block up from the Marina, you can wind down with some food and a cold one at their new space. The building features a modern concrete design with two patios for outdoor dining – one on the roof with gorgeous views of the lake. The brewery frequently rotates 23 taps and has many other ready-to-drink beverages and cocktails on hand. If you’re in a hurry, grab a growler or cans to go. Their spirits are also distilled in house, bottled by hand, and capped with an authentic hand-crafted wax seal. Beer and spirits are available in stores across Alberta – just check the map on their website. Located in Cold Lake North at 1014-8 Ave. facebook.com/coldlakebrewinganddistilling www.coldlakebrewingdistilling.com 780-654-2523

Grab & go at Core Juice Co. This local shop recently opened their new location at 4816 51 Ave. (Bay 1) just off Main Street in Bonnyville. The owner is passionate about healthy eating (and drinking) and has mastered the art of


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cold-pressed juice. With an ever-changing food menu, you can always try something new. Headed to the beach? Don’t go hungry… take an iced coffee made with their famous cashew cream, a salad, or some house-made hummus. Order online with take-out and delivery options now available. www.corejuiceco.ca facebook.com/corejuiceco 780-812-2092



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We have tons of great courses in the Bonnyville/Cold Lake region. Whether you’re a beginner or expert – the 4 Wing Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club and the Grand Centre Golf and Country Club offer two, unique

When you visit the home of Canada’s

18-hole courses suitable for all skill levels.

largest fighter base, you know you’ll see

The Bonnyville Golf and Country Club ranks

some planes — way up high and down low

as one of the top courses in northeastern

on display.

Alberta, offering challenging holes for a great value. The Ardmore Golf and Country Club has Ardmore Golf & Country Club

This year, there will be even more

Fighter (CF-5), a Silver Star (CT-133),

nine holes including synthetic grass greens

Facebook: Ardmore Golf

aircraft than usual, with the bi-annual

and Canada’s current fighter – the

and seven sand greens, along with a fully

& Country Club

Cold Lake Airshow happening July 16

Hornet (CF-18).

licensed clubhouse, electric power carts,


and 17. As always, the CF-18 demo jet

club rentals, and a 10-stall driving range.

and Snowbirds will be on hand. Keep an

Their Bannock burgers and Micro Golf are a

eye on coldlakeairshow.com for lineup


updates, ticket sales, and more.

Bonnyville Golf & Country Club facebook.com/bonnyvillegolf www.bonnyvillegolfclub.com 780-826-4886 Cold Lake Golf & Winter Club

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At HQ Park, you will find a different CF104, another CT-133 Silver Star (which is also known as a T-Bird), a CF-100 (Canuck), and a CF-101 (Voodoo). Across

Outside of the airshow, your best bet

the street you’ll find the C-47, aka

for seeing military aircraft landing and

Pinocchio. Another Starfighter can be

taking off is at the 4 Wing Cold Lake

found outside of the Art Smith Aviation

Viewing Area, located near the back


gate of 4 Wing Cold Lake.

Still not satisfied? Be sure to check out


Bring a picnic to make an afternoon of

the other static displays at the Cold


it. Be sure to check out the displays that

Lake Air Force Museum, before going

tell the story of the base’s history.

inside to find the radar station and other

Grand Centre Golf & Country Club facebook.com/grandcentregolf www.grandcentregolf.com 780-594-2121

Want even more? Check out the static displays located around the City of

See the museum’s Facebook page or

Cold Lake and 4 Wing. At the main

website below for more information on

downtown intersection in the city, you’ll

hours and special events. Located on

find a Starfighter (CF-104) and a Tutor

Highway 28 North, east of the Tri-City

(CT-114 – the same plane the Snowbirds





unique parts of Cold Lake’s history.


On your way into the base, just before


the main gate, you’ll find a Freedom

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GAMES GALORE Mythik Games Inc. brings game night to

Pandora’s Locks Escape Rooms in Cold

a whole other level. This entertainment

Lake is an immersive escape adventure.

hub offers escape rooms, board game

Be ready to take on a variety of puzzles,

nights, a Pokémon league, paint nights,

locks, riddles, and clues! The clues are

ping pong, and so much more.

inter-connected, and you must solve

Take a break at their fully licensed café with locally sourced refreshments and baked goods. Ask about their game rentals and private bookings and watch for special events on their Facebook

one puzzle to move on to the next. The best way to escape is team work. You and your team will have 45 minutes to decipher the clues, solve the puzzles, and escape the room!

page. Located in Bonnyville at 4716-50

Think you can handle it? Time is ticking!

Ave. Suite 20.

Located in Cold Lake at Unit 212, 4910 –


50 Ave. Hours vary by season.


facebook.com/pandoraslockscoldlake 780-594-0237

On a rainy day, pop inside the Marina Bowling Centre for some family fun on its eight lanes of five-pin bowling with auto scoring. Looking for date night ideas? Try glow in the dark bowling! Open seven days a week with public bowling daily. Located at 904-7 Ave. in Cold Lake. Please call for opening times and to book a lane.


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We’ve got plenty of places to hang out – literally! Tackle one of the three indoor rock

780-639-2950 The new seats at the Grand Square Cinema are even more comfortable than watching a movie in your own living room. Grab your friends, a bag of the best popcorn going, and put your feet up. First run movies show in all five theatres. 5112-51 Ave. Cold Lake. facebook.com/GrandSquareCinema 780-594-3434

climbing walls for an elevated adventure. The tallest wall is in the Cold Lake Energy Centre (7825-51 St.). Call 780-639-6400 to book or drop by and use the auto belaying system. Go up, up, up the wall at the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre (4313-50 Ave.). Phone 780-812-3400 to book your climb. facebook.com/BonnyvilleC2 Climb the wall at the Col. J.J. Parr Sports Centre at 4 Wing Cold Lake. Group bookings available. Call 780-840-8000 ext. 7823 for more information.



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MINI GOLF Pick up a club and move outdoors to minigolf. It might take a swing (or five) to get your ball up the grain auger at the Farmyard Minigolf Course at Rocky Meadows Country Getaway. You might find yourself in a game of hide and seek when your ball disappears in the old farm equipment. facebook.com/RockyMeadowsCountryGetAway www.rockymeadows.net Email: info@rockymeadows.net 780-826-6053 Ardmore Golf Course Micro Golf is great for an afternoon of family fun. Located on Main Street at the north end of Ardmore. Lunch and snacks are available in the licensed clubhouse. 780-826-4509

SKATE PARKS Our skateboard parks are open to all – skateboarders, roller skaters, scooters, and BMX riders. Be sure to drop in at the newly expanded Mach 1 Skate Park adjacent to the Energy Centre in Cold Lake at 7825-51 Street. From stairs and ramps to the bowl, there’s something for every skill level. A second skate park is located behind the J.J. Parr Sports Centre on 4 Wing Cold Lake, and includes a pump track behind the half and quarter pipes. The outdoor rink is also open for those looking to roller skate or try out new tricks on a flat surface. In Bonnyville, the skate park is set up adjacent to the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre at 4313-50 Ave.



BIG THINGS! Take your picture at the huge Pyrogy in the Village of Glendon. The Pyrogy stands 25 feet tall, 12 feet wide, and weighs 6,000 pounds. Grab a bite at the food truck on the other side of the park and check out the zipline in the playground right behind the giant dumpling. But don’t stop there — cross another one of the Alberta BIGS off your list by visiting the Bonnyville and District Museum where a giant carving of Angus Shaw keeps an eye on the artifacts of the Bonnyville area. See more about the museum on Page 60.



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the Town


Displays and Studios

Bring some friends along for a competitive evening of fooseball and shuffleboard, fuelled by excellent cider produced by Journey North Cider Co. Local brews are

There is an amazing abundance of

In Bonnyville there are two pop-up style

talented artists in the region. At the

galleries. The Bonnyville and District

top of the list is the world-renowned

Centennial Centre hosts different

Alex Janvier, who displays his original

artists on a monthly basis in the upstairs

work in the Alex Janvier Gallery on Cold

hallway. Located at 4313-50 Ave.

Lake First Nations 149B. The gallery


was designed by globally recognized


balcony and view of the fermentation process. Located five minutes southwest of

are by appointment only.

Members of the Aurora Visual Arts



Association display their work at the

Email: jjanvier@alexjanvier.com

Bonnyville & District Museum. The


display features fibre arts, painting,

architect Douglas Cardinal. Viewings

photography, pottery, sculpture, Additional Indigenous Art is displayed

encaustic, and mixed media. Call

in the lobby of the Hotel Dene &

Brenda at 780-826-0346 to view. The

Conference Centre. The revolving art

group hosts workshops and classes

show features local artists, including a

throughout the year.

mural and other works by Alex Janvier.

Check facebook.com/

Located beside Casino Dene, Highway

auroravisualartsassociation for the





also on tap from Cold Lake Brewing & Distilling, Beaver River Brew Co., Fat Unicorn (from Lac La Biche), and Piston Broke (from Brooks). Head there for supper or brunch and try their classic or breakfast charcuterie – the latter featuring apple pancakes, French toast, and waffles hot from the oven. Looking for somewhere to host a special event? Rent the game room and/or conference room with a private Bonnyville off of Hwy. 28. www.facebook.com/JourneyNorthCider 780-826-9853 The newly renovated Casino Dene is open seven days/week from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. and with Hotel Dene right next door, a night out couldn’t be more convenient. Play a game of poker or try one of their 200 slot machines. When you’re done for the day, relax in the hotel’s BirchBark Bistro (when COVID-19 restrictions allow). Follow the casino on Facebook for any upcoming game specials and up-to-date menu information. Located just seven km south of Cold Lake on Highway 28. facebook.com/casinodene/ www.casinodene.com 780-594-7900 Bonnyville & Cold Lake


Beantrees Café offers a variety of delicious baking and gourmet coffees. Try their feature soup or scone and watch their Facebook or website for upcoming events


the Town

when restrictions allow. The Café features bands, singers, and an Open Mic Night for local artists. Board game and trivia nights are popular with families. The community library is a great way to find your next favourite book. 5112-50 Ave., Cold Lake. facebook.com/BeantreesCafe Email: beantrees20@gmail.com www.beantrees.ca 780-594-4177 From concerts to comedians, you can find them on stage at the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre or the Cold Lake Energy Centre. The upcoming lineup is listed on their

With public health restrictions affecting indoor

websites and Facebook pages.

entertainment over the past few years, the Kinosoo Performing Arts Association is excited to bring live

Bonnyville Centennial Centre

performances back to the stage this spring. The following

4313-50 Ave.

events are currently booked for 2022:


March 5 – Sarah Hagen


March 26 – John Wort Hannam


May 28 – The Chevelles September 17 – Karak Hendricks


the Town



Cold Lake Energy Centre

October 8 – Ken Lavigne

7825-51 St.

All performances are at the Lakeland Inn. Tickets are $30


each and are available for purchase from the Lakeland


Inn. Each evening starts with a buffet at 6:30 p.m., with the performances starting at 8 p.m. For more information on these shows and potential upcoming events, please visit their Facebook page. facebook.com/kinosooperformingarts www.kinosooperformingarts.com Bonnyville & Cold Lake



COLD LAKE MUSEUMS The beauty, vastness, and abundant resources of the Cold Lake region have drawn a variety of people and businesses to Cold Lake for years. The Cold Lake Museums tell the stories of their adventures. There are four sectors in the building – the Cold Lake Air Force Museum, the Oil & Gas Museum, the Aboriginal Museum, and the Heritage Museum. The accredited Air Force Museum paints a picture of 4 Wing and its squadrons and units from 1954 to present. Stay tuned for an interesting new exhibit coming this year about the Cruise Missile that was tested here during the 1980s. The Oil & Gas Museum shows the unique technology developed specifically for the Cold Lake Oil Sands through interactive exhibits. In the Aboriginal Museum, you can learn about the history of the Dene Suline, Cree Nations, and Métis peoples living on the shores of Cold Lake – with new features to come in 2022. The Heritage Museum

Located at 4401-54 Avenue Facebook.com/bonnyvillemuseum www.bonnyvillemuseum.ca 780-826-4925

contains the artifacts and storyline of the first Europeans arriving in Cold Lake at the end of the 18th century. For those that don’t know, before the air force and oil, Cold Lake was a land of farmers, fishermen, fur trappers, and loggers who came west for new opportunities. The museum depicts their stories in various vignettes. A Radar Dome was added to the museum grounds, along with a small airpark, telling the story of Canadian Forces Cold Lake, and its role as part of the Pinetree Line.

BONNYVILLE & DISTRICT MUSEUM Learn about the history of the Bonnyville region through the impressive collection of artifacts at the Bonnyville & District Museum. The diversity of the region is depicted in fourteen buildings – a number of which are original structures moved to the three-acre property by volunteers. On site are three churches, an expansive hospital exhibit, the 1920s Vallee General Store, two quaint homesteader cabins, and a firehall replica. The museum houses a vast array of agricultural and industrial artifacts – some of which are housed in the blacksmith shop, early automotive garage, and restored tractor shed.



New to the museum is the St. Anne Chapel, which was originally built in the Rife community in 1932. The chapel is

Located on Hwy 28 N, east of Tri-City Mall facebook.com/Cold-Lake-Museums www.coldlakemuseum.org 780-594-3546

fully adorned with historic furnishings and artifacts, and is available for private bookings. A visit to the Bonnyville & District Museum isn’t complete without seeing the stunning collection of folk-art miniatures, made between 1930 and 1950 by local artisan Clementine Poitras. Snap a selfie in front of the seven-metre high, hand-carved statue of 18th century fur trader, Angus Shaw. The museum is open from May to August. Visit their website or Facebook page for hours and details. Admission fees range depending on age — Adult $5, Senior $3, Child $2, Family $10. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Museums Bonnyville & Cold Lake


Splash ZONE

Take your water fight from the beach to one of our three splash parks — two in Cold Lake and one in Bonnyville. When the weather turns cool and rainy, head indoors for some pool fun.

From lake to land, there are no shortages of ways to keep cool at Kinosoo Beach in Cold Lake (1902-1st Avenue). Wait for the big SPLASH of water wheel bucket in the splash park, or enjoy three blocks of one of the best beaches in Canada. Looking for a thrill? Take a turn on the zip line, that drops you straight into the lake. Grab lunch or a snack at the concession located near the playground. It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a splash park? Take a turn sitting on the propeller plane that is part of the splash park at 4 Wing Cold Lake, located behind the Col. J.J. Parr Sports Centre. Remember to look up as the real jets soar overhead. Bring a lunch and take shade in the picnic shelter or under the giant sunshade at the playground. Get a workout in at the outdoor gym by the sand volleyball court. With lots of room to run, you can cool down at the Bonnyville Splash Park (4100 Lakeshore Drive) featuring the iconic giant moose. Once you get tired of the water, a family cycle on the Jessie Lake Trail gives you a nice change of scenery.

Moving indoors, the Bonnyville Swimming Pool features a 25-metre main pool and a three-metre by five-metre teaching pool, hot tub, and sauna. Check the Town’s website

Splash ZONE

for schedules town.bonnyville.ab.ca or call 780-826-4065. Located at 4712-48 St. The J.J. Parr Sports Centre Pool at 4 Wing Cold Lake, has a six-lane pool with a rope swing and diving boards. Leave a few minutes to warm up in the sauna after your swim is done. For programming details call 780-8408000 ext. 7823.



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For a full Bonnyville restaurant listing, check out md.bonnyville.ab.ca/338/ Regional-Restaurants

Bonnyville SHOPS Downtown shops galore! Many of Bonnyville’s shops offer a trendy and exciting vibe with tons of new and exciting elements each year. Sylvestres Source For Sports on Main Street keeps your lake vacay entertaining with full shelves of brand name beach wear, fishing tackle, water sport apparatus, bait, camping equipment, sandals, and sunglasses. Shop till you drop at one of Bonnyville’s

Sugar Belle Café & Antiques has an abundance of collectables to peruse while you sip a specialty tea or coffee made by their barista. You can also shop online at facebook.com/ sugarbelleantiques. Go back to the ‘50s at Jennie’s Diner & Bakery – offering tons of baking and delicious home cooking to-go. They’ve got the best milkshakes in the Lakeland! If you love fresh sushi, order Japanese at Osaka Sushi.

newest women’s boutiques – Beau Vista Boutique with styles carefully selected with maternal bodies in mind. You can shop online or watch for one of their local pop-up shops happening throughout the year. A-OK Shoes and Key Men’s Apparel is sure to keep your feet happy – they deliver the best experience no matter what you might be searching for. Need a hemline brought up or a jacket fitted? A-OK also offers expert tailoring. Just off Main Street is Elegance Salon & Spa – a modern new spa and hair salon offering luxury relaxation. They say an hour in the salt cave is equal to a day at the beach. Try the cocoon wellness pods, spend some time in the red-light therapy chamber, or book the Pool Room for the family – the ice bucket perks you up and the infrared sauna brings back the warmth. Or simply pamper yourself with a manicure or pedicure. Know before you go as services may be interrupted



Take in the outdoors at Journey North Cider Co, five minutes outside of Bonnyville on Highway 28. Order a charcuterie board and a flight of ciders and watch the orchard come to life. Ask the staff for an afternoon outing or take a full tour. Bring the family and play it up in the games room upstairs with fooseball or shuffleboard.

depending on current public health

If cider isn’t your thing, get a pint of local


brew from the Lakeland region. Bonnyville & Cold Lake


ACCOMMODATIONS A morning coffee on the deck is the perfect way to soak up lake life at Chatwin Lake Bed & Breakfast. There are three rooms to choose from, a common kitchen area, and of course, Wi-Fi! Rent a kayak or paddleboat and tour the lake or walk over to the Bonnyville Golf and Country Club to hit the links. 30 Drouin Road, M.D. of Bonnyville (just off Twp. Rd. 610) www.chatwinlakebnb.com

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Hang out at the Marina, take a stroll along the boardwalk, or hit up Kinosoo Beach and enjoy an abundance of activities.

Kinosoo Beach is west of the marina and is named one of the best beaches in Alberta. Offering a sandy lakeside playground, splash park, zip line, basketball and


beach volleyball courts with a concession nearby, there’s fun to be had for the whole family. Wicked Watersport Rentals offer a ton of activities on the water – take a Flyboard lesson, rent a stand-up paddle board, kayak, boogie board, or take a tour on a paddle boat. Indulge in the many restaurants at the Marina lakeshore, including Clark’s General Store for their famous fish and chips, Picante Café for tapas and desserts, Mamacitas for authentic Mexican cuisine, or Luna Flora for unique Mediterranean dishes. Feeling like pub food? Try the wings and burgers from Pourhouse Bar & Grill, or keep things outside and enjoy a fresh patio beer from Cold Lake Brewing & Distilling. Shop much? Muse Inspired is located just off main street and has a ton of fashion forward, brand name pieces. Puur Athletics has the latest unique local finds and an assortment of all things relaxation. Polished Pumpkins Children’s Boutique has all the top brand names for the littles. Mindful: wellness and living carefully selects products with low or zero waste. They also have a Refillery to reduce waste in the


community – all you need is a reusable container. Satisfy all your BBQ needs at Hamel’s Meats and grab a pack of their famous beef jerky. For a full Cold Lake restaurant listing, check out md.bonnyville.ab.ca/338/RegionalRestaurants.

Lakefront cabins can be found at Bodina Resort on Crane Lake. Choose from three, fully renovated cabins and 46 full-service campsites. Next door is a fully loaded convenience store with over 20 flavours of ice cream. Beach and boat launch nearby. Facebook: Bodina Resort www.bodinaresort.com 780-826-7165 The four cabins at Franchere Bay on Moose Lake offer rustic lake life with a variety of amenities. Don’t forget your swim gear – the public beach is a short walk away at the provincial recreation area. For all things hunting and fishing, visit Franchere Sporting Goods just down the road. www.FranchereRentals.com 780-635-4050 For current hotel and motel listings please see our website at md.bonnyville.ab.ca.



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Cold Lake BED & BREAKFASTS Rent the entire B&B at Waterfront Harbour — you and 14 guests can enjoy a private

First-class service and serene country charm are the mainstays of Hamilton House - A

and peaceful stay with gorgeous views of the lake. Feed your soul with the owner’s

Woodland Oasis Inn and Adventures in Cherry Grove. Hamilton House is nestled in the

delicious homecooked breakfasts – zero prep and no clean-up required. Book a

centre of six acres of open lawns and cultured flower gardens surrounded by private

two-night minimum and receive a 10 percent discount. If your group is smaller, take

boreal forest. There are many in-house and outdoor amenities to enjoy during your stay

your pick from the Aurora Lakeview Room or choose from four other unique rooms,

in serenity. Located 10 minutes southeast of the City of Cold Lake on Hwy. 55

including the Hideaway Room, which has its own private entrance. Waterfront


Harbour received the Best Boutique Bed and Breakfast in Alberta Award from


LUXLife Magazine, and we can see why!


607 Lakeshore Drive facebook.com/WaterfrontHarbourBandBColdLake

Evergreen Birch Lodge offers peace and relaxation close enough to the city to


enjoy the amenities, but far enough away to enjoy the quiet of country living. There


is a variety of accommodations to choose from – single glamping cabins, tiny houses, multi-room cottages, as well as a six bedroom, 11-bed luxury lodge. The

Lakeshore Inn is another great bed and breakfast with lake and marina views. There are 18 luxurious rooms with queen beds and quality linens. Several rooms include a Jacuzzi and fireplace for those looking for ultimate relaxation. 805 Lakeshore Drive facebook.com/LakeshoreInnColdLake 780-639-0000



resort is pet friendly and has 4.6 kilometres of walking trails that wind through 142 acres of horse pastureland and a bird sanctuary. The resort now has a fully equipped fishing guide on-site. 2302 Twp. Rd. 634, Off English Bay Road on Twp. Rd. 634 & Rge. Rd. 423 Facebook: Evergreen Birch Lodge www.evergreenbirchlodge.com 780-639-3114

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Get a taste of farm life at the Muriel Creek Ranch House. This getaway has a near zero-energy building with six executive suites, a commercial kitchen, great room, lots

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of outdoor amenities, and a huge yard. Located conveniently on Highway 28 east of

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Ardmore. 43311 HWY 28, Ardmore facebook.com/murielcreek Email: murielcreeksun@gmail.com 780-812-2561


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Baywood Park offers four cozy log cabins on 137 acres featuring a small lake, woods, meadows, hills, and marshland traversed by trails and a boardwalk. Frequent bird and


wildlife sightings and a private marina across the road are sure to keep you entertained. Baywood Road, Rural Cold Lake Facebook: Baywood Park Cold Lake www.baywoodparkcoldlake.com 780-573-3108 or 780-812-6612


Edgewater Cottage & Suites and Edgewater Cottage Crystal View With several luxury waterfront suites located steps away from the Cold Lake Marina, Edgewater offers a comfortable stay for families, couples, and singles. Choose between the studio and one-to-four-bedroom suites and take the virtual tour online before you book! 609 Lakeshore Drive www.edgewatersuites.ca 780-812-8971 For current hotel and motel listings please see our website at md.bonnyville.ab.ca.



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