one facility

four Galleries

Our facility consists of the Air Force Museum, Oil & Gas Museum, Heritage Museum, and the Aboriginal Museum.

Admission is by donation.
Recommended donation is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family.
We are a non-profit museum and donations are used for daily museum operations.

Air Force Museum

The cold lake air force museum is a fully accredited air force museum that interprets the history of 4-wing cold lake from its inception in 1954 to present.  The galleries portray squadron histories, technologies, stories and artifacts.  As well, the clafm covers the history of the radar squadron that once inhabited the facility during the cold war- 42 radar.

Heritage Museum

Step back in time to a pre world war ii period of time in cold lake. Here you will find artifacts that illustrate the history of the european immigrant to the cold lake area. Before oil, before air force, cold lake was a land of farmers, fishermen, fur trappers and loggers who came west for the new opportunities this land of lakes offered.

Aboriginal Museum

Cold Lake’s aboriginal history dates back long before Europeans came to the North American continent. Here the Dene Suline and Cree Nations shared the resources the lake and surrounding areas had to offer. Artifacts from dream catchers to fishing and trapping gear are mixed in a story line depicting the history of the Dene Suline, Cree Nations and Metis peoples living on the shores of Cold Lake and in the surrounding area

oil and gas Museum

Visit the oil and gas interpretive centre to discover the great developments in the oil sands industry in the cold lake area. Learn about the history, geology, production, transportation and various uses for cold lake oil. With the assistance of interactive exhibits, understand why unique technology was developed specifically for the Cold Lake oil sands.