Located in a transition zone between parkland and boreal forest, the park protects marshes, mixed wood forests, beautiful sand beaches and lakeshore landscapes that support a diverse community of birds and other wildlife. Despite its name, the lake’s depth actually creates a thermal basin that prevents ice forming until well into December. As a result, the birding season here is extended significantly. Not only is this a great place to see waterfowl and shorebirds, hundreds of songbirds and other forest species live in the varied and rich habitats in the park. Many species use the sheltering forests of the park as wintering grounds. While you are here, explore the 9 km of formal trails by foot or mountain bike. Stroll along the lakeshore to see birds or catch a glimpse of other resident wildlife. Relax on the beach until the end of the day to treat yourself to a spectacular northern sunset. Located 5 km Northeast of Cold Lake off Highway 28 and offers a boat launch, coin operated showers and tap water. They also have a playground, hiking trails, public beach, boating and fishing.

Tel: (780) 594-7856
Website: http://www.albertaparks.ca/cold-lake.aspx