General Information

Located 287 kilometers northeast of Edmonton and 170 kilometers north of Lloydminster, Cold Lake offers irresistible sailing venues and other wonderful recreational opportunities. Whether you are a new resident, a tourist, or a person interested in experiencing the recreational sport of sailing for the first time, Cold Lake is the place to visit.

Cold Lake has the largest inland marina in western Canada with more than 260 boat slips in a sheltered, secure area. The lake has more than 373 square kilometers of open water to explore.

Sailboat slips are at a premium in the marina and persons wanting a slip must put their names on a waiting list which is maintained and administered by City of Cold Lake staff. However the City does offer sailboat owners an opportunity to rent casual slips for each boating season, which could be done subject to availability, until such time as their names come up on the waiting list. Currently the waiting list is in excess of three years. The casual slip rentals include daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal slips, and interested persons can contact the Cold Lake Energy Centre at 780-639-6400 for more information.

During the summer months the Cold Lake Marina hub is a beehive of recreational activities, such as fishing, sailing, swimming, and many other sports. Local amenities within walking distance include Bed and Breakfasts, hotel, restaurants, liquor store, food store, drug store with Post Office, take-out eateries, and other services, although for major shopping expeditions a vehicle is required.

Camping facilities, among others in the area, are available in the city at the Cold Lake MD Campground and at Cold Lake Provincial Park, 3 kilometers east of Cold Lake off Highway 28.

Cold Lake is home to the Cold Lake Sailing Association which is made up primarily of keel boats in the 20 to 30 foot range. The Association sponsors both recreational and race events, and welcomes all new members, both current and potential sailboat owners as well as associate members..

For more information about the Cold Lake Sailing Association e-mail the Commodore at