There are always new, old things to see at the Cold Lake Museum. The Canadian Forces utilize one of the buildings, on what was once a Cold War-era radar station, to house the Cold Lake Air Force Museum. This museum depicts the history of 4 Wing from 1952 to present, including all the squadrons. Displays include a Forward Looking Infrared Pod (FLIR), an F-5 flight simulator, historical jet aircraft, military vehicles and numerous indoor displays.
The Oil & Gas, Aboriginal, and Heritage museums occupy three of the remaining buildings on site. Discover the unique technology developed specifically for the Cold Lake Oil Sands in the Oil & Gas Museum. This gallery was created by Grand Centre High School students and won an award with the Canadian Museums Association and the Natural History Museum for a three-fold partnership of school, museum and industry.
Trace the history of the Dene Suline and Cree Nations living on the shores of Cold Lake in the Aboriginal Museum. See Aboriginal art and crafts done in traditional ways.
The first Europeans arrived in Cold Lake at the end of the 18th Century. The Heritage Museum contains the artifacts and storyline of that era.
Open May long weekend to Labour Day Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open Sundays in July and August Monday: Closed Open by appointment in the off season. For more information contact 780.594.3546 Look for Cold Lake Museums on Facebook. Located on Highway 28 North, east of the Tri-City Mall.
The Homestead Museum, located at the Cold Lake M.D. Campground, features an original 1914 log homestead and the Rat Lake Post Office built in 1931. Artifacts were donated by our pioneer families. Open during summer by appointment only. Contact Linda at 780.639.2162 or Sharon at 780.639.4121.