Cold Lake is a city in northeastern Alberta `on the eastern shore of Cold Lake., about 150 km north of Lloydinster on the Yellowhead Route #16 of the Trans-Canada,
Cold Lake is a thriving community with a diverse economy based on oil and gas, agriculture, forestry, and tourism. The cityhas several cultural and recreational attractions, including museums, parks, and outdoor recreation opportunities, such as fishing, boating, and hiking.
Cold Lake History
The Cold :ale area has been inhabited by the indigenous peoples for thousands of years, traditionally by the Cree, Dene, and (since the first French fur traders arrived in the early 1800s) Métis peoples. In the late 1800s, the Hudson’s Bay Company established a trading post at Cold Lake, which became an important center for fur trade in the region.
In the early 1900s, the discovery of oil and gas in the area brought significant changes to Cold Lake. The first oil well was drilled in the area in 1947, and in the following years, the fast development of the oil industry brought significant economic growth and population growth to the area. The Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake was also established in 1954, which also played a significant role in the development of the city.