Arts and Culture

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Share in the stories that make up Sylvan Lake's vibrant community, unique way of life, and culture.

INDIGENOUS CULTURE

Sylvan Lake is situated on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to enrich the vibrant community of Sylvan Lake. Indigenous culture, teachings, and unique way of life is celebrated throughout the year in Sylvan Lake at events, arts, and culture programs and throughout the Central Alberta region.

WHAT'S COMING UP?
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION | Sept 30
International Red Deer Powwow | Oct 22-24

ART AROUND EVERY CORNER

Find murals, mosaics, sculpture, metalwork, and more throughout the town. Adding texture and interest to community spaces, both emerging and established artists represent Sylvan Lake and express community values through donated and commissioned pieces. Sylvan Lake's outdoor art is a fascinating exploration of the relationship between people and place. Check out some of these key locations for an artwalk anytime of the year!
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PHOTO STOPS

No trip is complete without a stunning selfie or family picture! We've chosen three great locations to stop for a photo. 
OUR TOP 3 LOCATION PICKS FOR A PERFECT PHOTO
Sylvan Lake Beachfront

BEACH AMENITIES

There are two big groomed grass parks, Centennial Park and Lakefront Park, ideal for playing a game of catch, soccer, and picnicking. Families can find two large public washrooms facilities along the beach as well as picnic tables and picnic shelters in Centennial Park. Along the sidewalk and in public parks, many Adirondack chairs and benches lend places to stop for a rest.

PARKING & DOGS

Lakeshore Drive runs along the beach and has many drop-off zones to unload beach gear and family members before finding a parking spot. Dogs are permitted to walk on the sidewalk along the beach but are not permitted on grass areas. Lakeshore Drive has three large parking lots for visitor day parking.

Sylvan Lake Beachfront
Be sure to head across the street to Sylvan Lake’s iconic Lakeshore Drive for ice cream, restaurant patios, beach toys, and a bite to eat!