Our club is based out of beautiful northern Alberta, in the city of Cold Lake. We row on the lake by the same name, Cold Lake.
With an area of 37,300 hectares, a mean depth of 50 m and a maximum depth of 99 m, Cold Lake is a very deep, oligotrophic lake. The lake lies on the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, approximately 295 km northeast of Edmonton, Alberta’s Capital City, and is a popular recreational fishery for a number of species, including lake trout – the fish featured on our logo.
As it is such a large, deep lake, the ice-cover on Cold Lake usually takes three weeks longer to melt than other area lakes; however, it freezes 6 weeks later than other lakes in the fall.
Despite all of these challenges of rowing on a northern lake in a northern climate, French Bay on Cold Lake provides a protected bay where we will be rowing. French Bay is located within French Bay Provincial Park. Within the park is Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort, where our club rows in the summertime.
Driving Directions to the Club:
From Cold Lake, drive East on 50th Avenue (turns into Township Road 630) for approximately 15 Km. Turn north on Range Road 11 (Signs for Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort).