Canada Day at the Lake

July 1 | 11am-10pm | Lakefront

Notice of Event Modification or Cancellation

Please note the following changes or cancellation of event activities:

  • Posted JULY 1 7:10pm : Due to changing weather conditions fireworks May go off as early as 10:00pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Event Schedule

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Eh, Happy Birthday, Canada!

Join us for an unforgettable Canada Day celebration in Sylvan Lake!

11am - 4pm | Tipis and Tea - Join knowledge keeper Clare Butterfly and learn about local Indigenous history under a tipi handcrafted by Clare!

12pm - 4pm | Catch Spandy Andy, the energetic and colourful performer, at the Lakefront entertaining the crowds with his signature dance moves and contagious energy! But that's not all - we'll also have face painting for the kids, so they can show off their Canadian spirit with fun designs and colours!

12pm - 5pm | Sylvan Lake Show and Shine - cruise through the East Promenade parking lot (at 46 street and 49 ave) and take in the prized possessions of local car enthusiasts!

2:00 pm | The Sylvan Lake Rotary Club will be hosting a dignitary address on the Pier.

2:30 pm | The Sylvan Lake Rotary Club will be joining us, serving up delicious birthday cake (while supplies last), singing O Canada and handing out tattoos!

10:30pm (approx.) | The highlight of the evening will undoubtedly be our epic fireworks show, which promises to light up the night sky in a dazzling display of colour and sound!

Note: Firework shows are subject to delay based on a number of factors. We will do our best to safely launch our show at

11am - 9:45pm | Lakeshore Drive and 40 Street

Noon - 4pm | Centennial Park at Lakeshore Drive and 40 Street
Juggler and Stilt Walker
Noon - 4pm | Roving along the lakefront

Canada Day Show N' Shine

Caricature Artist

Noon - 5pm | 50 Street and 49 Avenue Railway parking lot

Sylvan Lake Sailing Club Canada Day Race!

1pm - 4:30 pm | Wach from anywhere along the lakefront

Rotary Club Kids Zone
11am - 4pm | Lakeshore Drive between 50 Street and 46 Street
Color Guard March
1:45pm | The Legion at 4916 50 Avenue

Flag Raising Ceremony

2:00pm | Lions Park at 50 Street and 49 Avenue
Oh Canada Serenade
2:30pm | Pier at Lakeshore Drive and 50 Street
Canada Day Cake
2:30pm | Pier at Lakeshore Drive and 50 Street | While supplies lasts

Sylvan Lake Farmer's Market

4pm - 7:30pm | Lakeshore Drive and 51 Street in the Lakefront Park Parking Lot

LIVE Music Curtis Labelle HOPT22

3 - 4pm | Sylvan Lake Municipal Library at 4715 50 Avenue

Sylvan Lake Farmer's Market

4pm - 7:30pm | Lakefront Park at Lakeshore Drive and 51 Street

10pm | Along the lakefront

Celebrating Indigenous Culture and Heritage

Indigenous People’s Day commemorates the heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis. Traditionally, Indigenous gatherings included games, trading, dancing, food and storytelling. Celebrate the unique heritage and culture of Indigenous Peoples and experience bannock making, foraging tours, cultural crafts, storytelling, traditional dances and games in partnership with Powwow Times.

The Town of Sylvan Lake respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we gather is Treaty 6 territory, home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. These lands are traditional meeting grounds, gathering places, and travel routes for many Nations, including the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Métis, Saulteaux, and Nakota Sioux. We are grateful for the Traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We acknowledge and thank all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

Sylvan Lake Farmer's Market
Fridays were made for the Farmer's Market! Head down to Lakefront Park on Friday evenings to stock up on grub, goods, and goodies to last through the whole weekend. Celebrate local artists, makers, and growers with your market finds!

Sylvan Lake Sailing Club Canada Day Race!

Come out and watch the Sylvan Lake Sailing Club Canada Day sailboat race. The best place to watch is from anywhere along Lakeshore Drive or from Lakefront Parl.

Watch the races, see the colourful spinnakers and watch the competitors challenge each other for the Canada Day victory!

Curtis Labelle HOPT22
Catch local artist Curtis Labelle LIVE at this outdoor concert at the Sylvan Lake Library as part of the High on Pride Tour 2022! Curtis' energetic piano and rock vocals are sure to be a highlight of your weekend. Grab your chance for a meet and greet and photo op after the show.
Rotary Club Kids Zone
The Rotary Club Kids Zone is the place to be for family fun on Canada Day! Find face painting, flags and tattoos, dominos, giant checkers, a scavenger hunt, and cotton candy for the kiddos along Lakeshore Drive

Canada Day Show N' Shine

Sylvan Lake Cruise Nights presents the Canada Day Show N' Shine featuring military vehicles, great classics, and custom rides to check out!

Entry by donation. 100% of all proceeds go to the Can-Praxis program that works with veterans, first responders and anyone dealing with PTSD. 

Canada Day Fireworks

Watch Canada Day go out with a BANG! Fireworks in Sylvan Lake are an extra special experience. This town goes all out with their fireworks. Watch from anywhere along Lakeshore Drive, or on the water by boat where an impromptu light up boat parade is sure to break out!

Please note the Sylvan Lake Pier at Lakeshore Drive and 50 Street will be closed for fireworks set-up. Please stay clear of this firing zone area. Boaters should go slow and use caution, particularly after dark, and ensure they have navigational lighting.



Back to the Future

FREE | Centennial Park at Lakeshore Drive and 40 Street | 9:30pm - 12am

Arrive early for yard games and bouncy castles before the show starting at 7pm! Popcorn truck on-site during the movie


Back to the Future Part II

FREE | Canadian Tire Parking Lot at 62 Thevenaz Industrial Trail | 9:30pm - 12am

Popcorn truck on site during the movie!


LIVE Music Lineup

Head to Centennial Park for a full afternoon of live music by the beach!

Cole Martin

Ryan Carnduff

Tori Ginter

Eric Allison

Friends of the Sylvan Lake Library BIG Book Sale




Friends of the Sylvan Lake Library BIG Book Sale





Thank you to our event sponsors, partners and volunteers!

Projet Rediscover, Reignite, Reconnect finance par le programme Canada en fete du gouvernement du Canada
Rediscover, Reignite, Reconnect project funded by the Government of Canada Celebrate Canada program.