Cold Lake is one of our old stompin’ grounds so of course we had to check out around the town some of the things that have changed over the years. It has changed and grown a lot. One thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that it is a beautiful lake community with lots to enjoy.
Started westward up the highway again, today’s highlight is the community of Lac la Biche. Just a couple of minutes before reaching Lac la Biche we noticed a bear in the ditch checking out a fallen log to see if there was a snack waiting for him underneath. Sorry folks, no picture of that one today! We checked out the view from the Lac la Biche golf course, amazing view!
Then we went over the causeway to Alberta’s only island park, Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park. This park has a gorgeous forest, beaches to play on, trails to hike on and of course, campsites. The campsites may be a bit tight for some bigger units but we did see some pretty big trailers in the area that we checked out. We heard that it does fill up quite quickly in the summer (and I can certainly see why) so you may want to check ahead about this one.
Next we went to check out the Lac la Biche Mission. Got there just after closing but here is a shot of the gateway. This historic site dates back to 1853. The site has numerous restored buildings and artifacts.
We carried on as far as Athabasca today, got here a little too late to go for a round of golf but checked into a beautiful little RV park just on the north side of town called Blueberry Hill RV Park. It is right across the road from the golf course so we’re hoping for sunshine in the morning to head over there.
Logged 250 kms today.