Driving Routes & Tours

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Hit the gas and explore the open road! Sylvan Lake is the perfect place for cruising by and stopping in

SYLVAN LAKE CRUISE NIGHTS

A car show for all makes, models, and years! Check out everything from vintage classics to slick hot rods, and more! Hosted by Red Deer Cruise Nights every other Friday night. This is a family fun event! July - Oct 2021
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RUMBLE ALBERTA

Rumble Alberta challenges all rubber tire traffic to get out and explore Alberta on 44 driving routes across the province across over 400 communities!

See all Sylvan Lake’s best sightseeing spots and discover local gems. Don’t forget to get in that sunset ride! Motorcycle, car, or classic hot rod, hit the road for the Rumble Alberta Challenge! Sylvan Lake is part of AB North Central Route #6 and Route #7.

Event pass holders can pick up swag bags with goodies and special discounts from Rumble Alberta Swag Stops. Find event details and pass purchases at rumblealberta.com

June 1 - October 3 | Presented by the Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association

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Rumble Alberta Swag Stops

Rumble Alberta event pass holders can pick up a swag bag at one of these locations:

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Redneck Wear N' Tear | 5004 50 Street

Attitude clothing and accessories including bike wear and gear, fashion, accessories, home décor, and body jewelry. A can't-miss stop for motorcyclists for individual style and a shared love of the lifestyle and community.

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Lakeside Go-Karts and Mini Golf | 5324 Lakeshore Drive

Challenge each other on the track in your own colorful kart! Test out your putting skills on the imaginative mini golf course. Families will love this classic Sylvan Lake stop for unforgettable summer memories.

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The Wood Shed Axe Throwing | 56 Cuendet Industrial Way

Get your lumber jack on at The Wood Shed! Axe throwing at Canada's first interactive digital targets for ages 10+. A favorite spot for dates, groups, and families. This activity is wildly engaging and sure to surprise.

DRIVING ROUTE PIT STOPS

Rumble into town and check out these great spots!

Pitstop #1:

The Sylvan Lake Lighthouse

Originally modelled after the Lighthouse in Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. The red and white lighthouse has been an iconic symbol of Sylvan Lake since 1988 with a replacement being built in 2016. The Sylvan Lake lighthouse overlooks the lake and marina, one of the only inland lighthouses between the Pacific Coast and Lake Winnipeg.


Pitstop #2:

Artist's Alley

A unique space created from the alleyway behind businesses, discover local art on back doors! Nine art pieces sit along this alleyway just off of the downtown Centennial Street. Including Indigenous and local art.


Pitstop #3: Here Comes the Sun Mural

Painted in downtown Sylvan Lake in 2020, The Here Comes the Sun mural celebrates Sylvan Lake throughout the seasons and its year-round brilliance. It's a great place to stop for a photo!


Pitstop #4: CREATE mural

A second downtown mural painted by Jaimie Cooney with the help of the community sits in this downtown pocket park. Picnic tables make this a great place to stop and rest!

Pitstop #5: Beachfront & Lakeshore Drive

Sylvan Lake's iconic Lakeshore Drive is home to the hustle and bustle of the beating heart of the lakefront! The main beach runs along the North side of the street with a row of excellent restaurants, patios, and shops on the South side. This is the place to stop for a bite to eat and rest on your tour!



Pitstop #6: Jarvis Bay Provincial Park

Jarvis Bay is the closest provincial park located just five minutes drive outside of Sylvan Lake. It is a full service, large provincial campground open from May to October. Many wooded trails run through the Park and along the cliffs overlooking Sylvan Lake. This is a great dog-friendly stop!


A Hot Rod Hot Spot

Sylvan Lake attracts an abundance of motorcyclists, hot rods, and classic cars throughout the summer. Automotive enthusiasts thunder through, often coming in groups or stopping to show off along the lake.

If you’re lucky, you might catch a peek at a car meet up along Sylvan Lake’s iconic Lakeshore Drive in the early evening throughout the spring and summer. Classic cars, hotrods, and groups of identical vehicles in a rainbow of colors will blow into town for an impromptu meet up of like minded aficionados!

Drivers gather as a community to enjoy the trip out to Sylvan Lake when the day is cooling off against the sunset. You’ll spot a car meet up trailing into town or grouping in one of the beachside parking lots.

Lakefront Park’s gravel parking lot is the largest public lot and great for groups to get together right near the lighthouse. There are several paved lots near Centennial Park where vehicles can line up in a row and access Sylvan Lake’s beachfront directly.

Keep an eye out - you never know when you’ll spot them driving through!

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