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Monday , 6 July 2020
Image credit: Travel Alberta.

Cold Lake M.D. Park expansion will add over 80 campsites

Image credit: Travel Alberta. 

The M.D. of Bonnyville will begin a project late this summer this year to expand one of its key campground sites.

On May 20, the M.D. approved the plan to add an additional 83 campsites to the Cold Lake M.D. Park, while long-term an additional 39 sites could be added.

Reeve Greg Sawchuk said the reason to invest is to draw more people to the area.

“It’s kind of exciting and it’s in line with the eventual goal to make this a real tourist destination and get people on the lake and enjoying the campground,” said Sawchuk.

Four larger stalls will be accessible for those with more limited abilities with paved areas, and more spaces for RVs in pull-through and back-in sites.

Only ten tenting sites will survive after the expansion.

The majority of existing sites will remain in service, except for lots 56 and 57, which will be eliminated as the M.D. fixes a drainage issue and installs a walkway.

The M.D. is looking at beginning the project in September.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.