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Cold Lake, Alberta

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Welcome to Cold Lake (aka 'Cold Lake North') ...

A typical abbreviation for Cold Lake: Cold Lk.

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Cold Lake had a population of 11,991 people.<1>

The city of Cold Lake was incorporated as a city October 1, 2000.

Cold Lake is 1,820 feet [555 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Cold Lake lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Note: If you travel east from Cold Lake (for example, toward Goodsoil (SK)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Standard Time Zone (CST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Area codes for Cold Lake: (780) and (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Cold Lake: T9M<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Cold Lake had a population of 11,991 people.

The population of Cold Lake represents 0.36% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 19th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 11,991 people, the population of Cold Lake increased 4.09% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 11,520 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cold Lake.

Communities near Cold Lake ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Cold Lake and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2006
Ardmore   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Beaver Crossing   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Beaverdam   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Cherry Grove   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fort Kent   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
La Corey   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Cold Lake.

Communities Also Named Cold Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Cold Lake - it's located in Manitoba.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cold Lake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cold Lake. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Cold Lake:

Websites for Cold Lake ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cold Lake ...

Looking for more information about Cold Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cold Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cold Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alberta

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cold Lake:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Cold Lake were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cold Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Cold Lake, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Cold Lake). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Cold Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cold Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cold Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cold Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cold Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4642, Longitude: -110.1747     [Map].

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