“Early 2010s, I owned property across from our epic beach here in Cold Lake, Kinosoo. But my daughter had nothing to do, so working with Community Futures and their entrepreneur start-up business program, we launched this water-craft rental business right on the shores of this incredible beach,” says Cowell.
Wicked Watersports is only one of a string of businesses found lakeside, in the MD of Bonnyville’s Cold Lake. And it’s not just businesses like Wicked Watersports or Johnny Waffle’s that will keep you stoked, get in on the zip line, the splash park, full-service marina and lakeside volleyball and basketball courts. As you can see in the video above, those businesses and amenities like the MD of Bonnyville Campground right next door are here to keep you stoked however you want to #TakeItToTheLake.
For Calgary-based ZenSeekers’ video producer Vince Varga, this was his second visit to the region. “Being in the Bow Valley, Canmore or Banff, a lot of this is certainly different than what I am used to but it’s so peaceful, so wild here.
His adventures at Cold Lake “almost reminded me a little bit of Salmon Arm or Sicamous,” Varga says. “I guess you could say the area is like Alberta’s Okanagan, minus the mountains, but (with a) similar lakeside vibe. I find Cold Lake is almost upscale in a way with all the different shops and everything right on the water.”
Wicked Watersports, and all of the lakeside vibes are yours to enjoy through September.