The City of Cold Lake is nestled on the shore of Alberta’s seventh largest lake, a three hour drive north east of Edmonton and 20 minutes west of the Saskatchewan border. Home to over 15,000 residents, Cold Lake is the choice community for many workers in the nearby oil industry. Cold Lake is also the proud home of 4-Wing, one of Canada’s busiest air bases, which hosts the annual Maple Flag Exercise as well as biennial pubic air shows. The City and the surrounding area boast beautiful natural settings, complimented by state-of-the-art recreation and sport facility, several beautifully maintained sports fields, a gorgeous golf course, a conveniently placed marina for access to the main lake, a recently established public transit system that is currently free for public use, an abundance of urban and rural trail systems, a provincial park, and numerous parks and greenspace areas including a community garden and urban forest. Cold Lake itself is well known for its world-class sport fishery, pristine water and surrounding habitats which draw hundreds of bird species and an abundance of wildlife to its shores.