Arts and Culture


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

International Red Deer Powwow | Oct 22-24
National Indigenous People's Day | June 21
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation | September 30


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!


No trip is complete without a stunning selfie or family picture! We've chosen three great locations to stop for a photo. 
Sylvan Lake Beachfront


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.


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!

Sylvan Lake Gulls Stadium

Sylvan Lake Gulls Equals Exciting Baseball Fun

Plan your next trip around a Sylvan Lake Gull's GameDid you know that Sylvan Lake is home to a state-of-the-art baseball stadium and a Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) Franchise? Sylvan Lake is your Central Alberta destination for...

Try a Mystery Towns Clue Solving Adventure

Try a Mystery Towns Adventure!Discover Sylvan Lake with an interactive adventure you’ll never forgetThere’s a totally new way to explore Sylvan Lake but you’ll need your sleuthing skills and a sense of adventure for ithe journey! Myste...

Business Spotlight: The story of White Frog Café

Step into the story of White Frog CaféFrom farm to coffee cup - the most sustainable java in townWhite Frog Café is one of the most unique coffee stops in Sylvan Lake with a farm to brew approach to their beans. Owners Kelly McMillan an...

Dig into Sylvan Lake’s History

Take a jump into Sylvan Lake's PastSylvan Lake has been a haven for residents and visitors alike since the days of settlers in the early 1900s. Whether it was building and purchasing cabins or local homesteads, people throughout the ages...

Business Spotlight: Lakeside Go-karts and Mini Golf

Sylvan Lake's Family Fun ZoneLakeside Go-karts and Mini Golf is one stop fun for the whole family. You’ll smile bigger and play harder after a trip to Sylvan Lake’s iconic fun zone. Lakeside Go-Karts and Mini Golf offers everything f...

Rainy Day Activities in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake's indoor adventureIndoor activities for a rainy dayWith an average of 2,125 hours of sunshine a year, there’s no shortage of blue-sky days in Sylvan Lake. Believe it or not, sometimes it rains. So, what are some things to d...

Bring your appetite for Pass-the-Poutine

Vote for the best poutine in Sylvan Lake!Get ready to indulge in some of the cheesiest and most delicious poutines Sylvan Lake has to offer! The popular Pass-the-Poutine contest is returning, Feb. 11-20, 2023. With nine restaurants parti...