Winter Village

The Winter Village is a special place. Full of glow from the lights, it is a magical experience to enjoy a walk or go sledding at a nearby hill. Bonfires are available on Fridays and Saturdays for winter picnics to roast your own hotdogs and marshmallows for an evening.

Skate the Lake

With two massive outdoor rinks on the lake, it is an open space to set your skates free! Have a game of pond hockey or circle your way around a few times on the giant ice surface. There is plenty of room!

Ice Fishing in Sylvan Lake

At Sylvan Lake in the winter, ice fishing is a culture with the locals. About 100 ice fishing shacks populate the lake from simple huts to glamping trailers and mini cabins. Some even have luxurious interiors containing televisions and comfy couches!

Bulgogi Anyone?

Famous for their Korean BBQ & Crispy Chicken! LOKAL is a culinary delight to experience with authentic dishes ranging from Beef, Chicken and Pork recipes.

Chocolate Making

Signature handmade chocolates, fudge, truffles and crepes are created by a talented chocolatier for a selection to try! El Amor is a shop focused on the love of chocolate and desserts and a local favorite! If you are interested in the process of chocolate making or want to learn about chocolate, let them know as they are excited to share … Read More

High Tea with Clotted Cream British-Style

An authentic afternoon tea with the English Rose Tearooms provides signature Afternoon/High Tea services to enjoy with friends, family and gatherings. The place is quintessentially British, indulgent and a delight to the taste buds! Owner, Laurie Breeze moved to Canada in 2008 and brought with her perfected British recipes and UK traditions. Make sure you try the handmade scones with … Read More

Enjoy an Steam Bath!

Historically, steam baths in Sylvan Lake have started in 1902. Sylvester Saha immigrated to Canada from Finland in the spring of 1902, and built a house near Sylvan Lake, then known as Snake Lake, next to his brother’s home. In order to have some of the traditional comforts of his home country, Sylvester built a sauna for his family. After … Read More

Taste the Best Caesar in Alberta

Winner of the Best Caesar in Alberta is local native Kjeryn Dakin, owner of Bukwildz Restaurant and Bar. The provincial competition was at the Calgary Stampede 2018 and Kjeryn was the first female winner of the competition. Experience the BEST tasting Caesar in Alberta! Many make a special trip from throughout Alberta and surrounding provinces just to try it. 4715 … Read More

7 Cool Ways to Beat the Heat in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Ice Cream

When it’s hot out – Sylvan Lake is the perfect place to head! From delicious ice cream to a variety of amazing water sports, the opportunities to beat the heat are endless. Here are the top tips for keeping cool in #SylvanLake: 1. Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash is the first open-water park in Alberta. This new … Read More

The 5 Most Instagram-able Spots in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Lighthouse

It’s summertime, and you’re ready to show your Instagram followers all of the incredible memories you’ve made so far. But sometimes the perfect summertime snapshot is hard to find, we understand. We want to help you step up your Instagram game, so we put together a list of the top Instagram-able places at Sylvan Lake, no filter needed. Don’t forget … Read More

St. Patrick’s Day in Sylvan Lake

Buckwildz | Sylvan Lake

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! St. Patrick’s Day is here, and we want to know – do you celebrate this #lucky holiday? Here is a snapshot of local events, happening here in Sylvan Lake: Chief’s Pub Chief’s is a Sylvan Lake staple and they’ll be celebrating the luck of the Irish in a traditional way… green beer, molson specials, prizes & tunes. … Read More

Get festive in Sylvan Lake: Shopping, festivals & more

Sylvan Lake Christmas

Tis the season to celebrate with family and friends! While it’s the togetherness that really counts – you’re likely filling your calendar with festive events and list-checking shopping trips. With that in mind, Sylvan Lake is one of the best places to adventure to during the holiday season. Winter fun, every day Throughout the month of December, Sylvan Lake offers … Read More

Sylvan Lake Fun Guide: Winter Edition

Wintertime in Sylvan Lake

The fun doesn’t end when the weather gets chilly. Sylvan Lake is a twelve month destination for those looking to escape, unwind and relax. From skating to fishing and festivals to fireworks, there are lots of reasons to bundle up and come for a visit. Go for a skate There’s nothing like skating outside on a frozen lake. The sense … Read More

Flavours of Sylvan Lake

Lokal Kitchen Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake is one of Alberta’s most-loved resort towns; there you can bask in the sun or skate on the lake – whatever the adventure may be, food will be a necessity. Sylvan Lake continues to grow as an Alberta culinary hub. There is a plethora of amazing restaurants in town, creating a difficult decision-making process. If you’re looking to … Read More

Sylvan Lake: A Destination for All Seasons

Sylvan Lake Winter

Many people flood the town of Sylvan Lake in the summer months, it is one of the most popular recreation destinations in Alberta. Don’t underestimate it as a destination for the cooler months though, there is also plenty to do in the fall and winter. For the relaxation type Yoga is a great way to relax physically, mentally and spiritually. … Read More

Jazz at the Lake: Beautiful Music in a Beautiful Setting

The Brothers Landreth

Jazz at the Lake is an annual three-part (spring, summer, fall) festival that brings in buttery smooth musicians like The Brothers Landreth, a Canadian band from Manitoba. This four-man band features a harmonica, slide guitar, drums and 27 years of musical diversity. You can see them at The Jazz at the Lake “Autumn Leaves” concert on September 23rd, 2016. The … Read More

Sylvan Lake: Adventures on the Water

Sylvan Lake water fun

For many, Sylvan Lake beckons as a crown jewel of summer fun. An enticing drive given, given the community’s central location, and as a recreational hub, there’s nothing quite like it in Alberta. With the summer fast upon us, it has fast become the it place to be has begun. With that in mind, here’s a few things happening in … Read More

Celebrate Summer in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Canada Day

Summer in Sylvan Lake means toes in the soft sand, ice cream, Canada Day celebrations, outdoor movies and making art in the park. Wait, did I mention ice cream? Here are nine ways to enjoy Central Alberta’s most popular beach town this July. Sandy beach and ice cream One of the very best things about Sylvan – and what makes it … Read More

Beach town story: Sylvan Lake’s historical walking tour

Sylvan Lake History

By 1913, the year that Sylvan Lake became a village, Alberta’s most popular beach town was already a summer destination for visitors from across the province. Families owned and rented cottages, sailed in regattas, dove off two 500-foot wooden piers and swooshed down a 16-foot playground slide installed in the shallow waters between. Grab a historical walking map and take … Read More

1913 Days: Celebrate with Sylvan Lake

 Celebrate the birthday of one of Western Canada’s most popular resort towns, Sylvan Lake. Join Sylvan Lake for 1913 Days June 10 – 15, 2016 to celebrate the 103rd birthday of this picturesque resort town less than 20 minutes outside of Red Deer, Alberta. You can expect community barbeques and garage sales, parades and street festivals, buskers, food trucks, and … Read More