Cold Lake Air Force Museum


Cold Lake Air Force Museum

Welcome to the Cold Lake Air Force Museum (CLAFM), the only Cold War Radar Station in Canada that has been transformed into an accredited Air Force Museum.

Originally, the facility was built in the early 1950’s and served as a Cold War Radar Station to 42 Radar Squadron. In 1992, 42 Radar Squadron was relocated onto CFB Cold Lake and the facility was developed into a museum shortly hereafter.

The Cold Lake Air Force Museum is home to a small airpark. The five aircraft are displayed at ground level to optimize photographic capabilities. Inside the museum, the CLAFM preserves and exhibits the history of 4 Wing Cold Lake, from its earliest development to present day. Visitors will discover the growth and reconstruction of 4 Wing Cold Lake and its associated Squadrons and Units.

The CLAFM continues to refine and reorganize the collection and the exhibits in order to frequently change and grow. Because the museum is continually being revitalized, it is encouraged that visitors return yearly to discover what has been recently unearthed about 4 Wing Cold Lake’s rich history.

The Museum is open seasonally; Victoria Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend with hours of operation Tuesday to Saturday 10-4 and open on Sundays throughout July and August. Please contact the CLAFM for group tours at 780-594-3546 or email. Please like us on Facebook at Cold Lake Museums. For off season viewings, please call ahead.

Admission is by donation with suggested rates of $5/person or $10/family. The daily operations of the Cold Lake Air Force Museum depend on your generous donations and patronage. We look forward to seeing you!

Cold Lake Air Force Museum
PO Box 5770 Stn Forces
Cold Lake, AB
T9M 2C6