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

Come Enjoy the Evening Market in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Farmers Market

How does an evening browsing a farmers’ market for fresh local foods and crafts sound? Starting Friday, May 20th, the Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market will be open again for the season and serve up some of the area’s finest fresh fruits and veggies. In the same location as last year, the Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market is held at Railway Park … Read More

Take Mom to Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Steam & Spa

Ditch the box of chocolates and the flowers and treat Mom to a relaxing day at Sylvan Lake this Mother’s Day This Mother’s Day (May 8th, in case you forgot) do away with the traditional box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers and treat Mom to a little something different. All Moms want for Mother’s Day is to spend some … Read More

5 Pubs to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Sylvan Lake

St. Patrick's Day in Sylvan Lake

If you’re looking to sip on some green beer and hear some live music this St. Patrick’s Day in Sylvan Lake (Thursday, March 17, 2016) then there are more than a few to help you feel Irish for the day. Green beer, live music, and good friends make St. Patrick’s Day a favourite holiday among many. Here’s where you can … Read More

7 Pictures From the Sylvan Lake Polar Bear Dip

Sylvan Lake Polar Bear Dip

The sun was shining and the weather was sweet. Sweet enough for a dip in a frozen Sylvan Lake. Family Day long weekend saw people heading in droves to the Town of Sylvan Lake for the annual Winter Festival. With lots to do with the family, the town of Sylvan Lake transforms itself from what is usually a summer destination … Read More

Family Day Weekend at Sylvan Lake’s Winter Festival

Join in the celebration of ice and snow as Sylvan Lake kicks off its signature Winter Festival this Family Day Long weekend. Take the kids out and get some fresh air as you stroll around the town taking in the all the sites and sounds of the Winter Festival. Here’s a few of the events to look forward to: Family … Read More

There’s so much to do in Sylvan Lake this Summer

Sylvan Lake Alberta

Located 25 kilometers west of Red Deer along Highway 11, the town of Sylvan Lake is situated on the Southeast edge of Sylvan Lake. Some interesting facts about Sylvan Lake: The anniversary of the founding is celebrated every year in Sylvan Lake as “1913 Days” In 1983, the original waterslide was replaced with Wild Rapids Waterslide, which is the largest … Read More

Six reasons to love Sylvan Lake

Central Alberta’s beach town In a beach town, you get to eat lots of ice cream and walk around in your bathing suit all day – so that’s a great start. And if you’re in Sylvan Lake, you can also strap on a water jet pack, watch an outdoor movie and play a whole bunch of golf too. Here are … Read More

Four things to do twice in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake is a fun little beach town, just 25 minutes west of Red Deer. The lake is warm and shallow for a long way out with a big soft sandy beach, a marina and big waterslides. Let’s just say it’s the kind of place where you can have two ice cream cones a day and it’s totally ok. Here … Read More