Sylvan Lake is a thriving hub of activity for families, seniors, and individuals of all ages. There are schools, churches, plenty of shopping options, and year round activities.
Sylvan Lake has a long history as a popular resort town. Because of the beautiful lake and the well-developed waterfront, tourism has been Sylvan Lake’s biggest draw since it incorporated in 1913. The town attracts over 761, 000 visitors in summer. Year round guests of the community enjoy activities and amenities such as outdoor waterslides, a marina with water sport rentals, swimming, golfing, hockey, curling, kite skiing and snow machining, fishing, an indoor BMX park, and much, much more.
Waterfront restaurants and shops are popular attractions, with something for everyone.
Sylvan Lake is located 18 kilometres west of the City of Red Deer linked by a divided highway, David Thompson (Hwy #11), and provides easy access to the Edmonton-Calgary corridor, Queen Elizabeth II (Hwy #2) the provincial transportation hub.