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Old 03-18-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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My friend is US military, and her husband has taken an exchange job with the Canadian military and they are moving to Cold Lake.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me anything about the location.

Thanks in advanced!
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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My friend is US military, and her husband has taken an exchange job with the Canadian military and they are moving to Cold Lake.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me anything about the location.

Thanks in advanced!
Hi

I have travelled in Alberta...though not specifically to the Cold Lake area...but am somehwat familar with the yellowhead route which runs from Edmonton then down into the Battlefords SK. Cold Bay is east-northeast of Edmonton about 150 miles or so...it is in a rural area...right on the edge between farmland to the south and the start of the boreal forest to the north. Many many lakes in the area so lots of outdoor activities to be had (snowmobiling in the winter and hockey are king). I dont know much about the town itself and nothing about the base so cant help you there.

The area is in the colder and snowier part of Alberta and expect long winters with snowcover much of the time from mid October to mid April and several outbreaks with temperatures dropping to -30F and lower. Growth is expected to increase as the area is just south of the oilsands region which is centered around Ft McMurray. The area is in a growing oil and natural gas development region.

That's all I know...

Dan
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Summers are great, long days, lots of lakes. Winters......well have fun with that. Cold Lake/Bonnyville are in the boonies a bit. Nice area, but its...rural.
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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It's not called Cold Lake for nothing ....it's pretty darn cold in the winter ..expect a few days at minus 40 (celsius or fahrenheit...at that temperature it really doesn't matter) ...nice in summer though
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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Try this link for the official scoop on CFB Cold Lake and its surrounding community:

CFB Cold Lake --Home to 4 Wing


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