St. Dominic

Box 8040 Cold Lake, Alberta T9M 1N1


Headed north on Hwy 28, continue to the two totem poles in front of the Marina (Lakeshore Drive). Turn right and head up the hill where you will see the Church on your right hand side.


During the early part of the 20th century, a number of French Canadian colonists, having established themselves in the immediate environs of Cold Lake, requested the visit of a priest for their spiritual well-being. Father Emile Fabre was assigned to visit them regularly in 1912 from the mission of St. Raphael in LeGoff (Cold Lake First Nation), where he resided. In July, 1914, Father Jules Le Chevalier took over the posting. The following year, he constructed a wooden residence, 20 feet square on the land given by Mr. Soucy, on the spot of the actual Church. On August 5, he asked Bishop Legal to place the new mission under the protection of Our Lady of the Snows. The Bishop told him to turn the page of his Divine Office and to name St. Dominic as titular of the new mission. From that time on, this new Canadian colony received the name of St. Dominic in Cold Lake. St. Dominic Parish was established by Bishop Emile Legal of Edmonton on June 1, 1915. On December 8 Father Delabre became the first pastor of this church.

For a complete list of the priests of St. Dominic from 1915 to present, please click here.