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Soak in true hospitality and small town charm on Sylvan Lake’s historic main street. Strolling through downtown, full of boutiques, cafes, and adorable specialty shops.

UNIQUE & BOUTIQUE

Small towns were made for boutiques. Passionate business owners, walkable downtown streets, and soo many goodies to find along the way. Bounce from shop to shop checking out local art, murals, and specialty drinks and treats along the way. Don't forget to bring a buddy to join in on the fun! 
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HEART & HERITAGE

There’s nothing better than strolling through cobbled streets hunting down treasures in local boutiques. Canada's main streets were once a hub for the every day hustle and bustle, where social lives and livelihoods came together. As Sylvan Lake's first retail street, Main Street (now Centennial Street) was a place where you were just as likely to run into your neighbour as you were to find your groceries. Local hardware stores, bakeries, and doctor's offices of the past have made way for boutique shopping, hearty cafes, and local art tucked behind every corner.
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Fun Fact: Centennial Street was originally named Main Street, the same name many small towns give their commercial streets. It was renamed in 2013 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the town. It also goes by 50 Street or Hwy 781. Sylvan Lake's founding is celebrated each year in mid-June at 1913 Days

Legends of the Mermaid

Legends of the MermaidThe mermaid has captured the hearts and tails of Sylvan Lakers for decades. You may have noticed that mermaids are threaded throughout Sylvan Lake as art, in the Christmas decor, and in name. The most notable mermai...

Resort Town Roots

Resort Town RootsCamping and cottages have a long history in Sylvan Lake. In fact, they’re just the stuff the community was built on and one of the things that makes Sylvan Lake so unique! Arriving at almost the same time as homesteaders...

Finding Nature in Jarvis Bay Provincial Park

Jarvis Bay Provincial ParkJarvis Bay Provincial Park is located just five minutes out of town. Overlooking the lake, there are wooded trails throughout the park and the trails wind along the cliffs overlooking the lake. There is no direc...

Foraging in Edible Parks

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Landlubbers Hit the Trails

Landlubbers Hit the TrailsOff the beach and into town are a series of connected trails that are perfect for walking, strolling, and biking for exercise and just to spend some time outdoors with a few good friends. Download a trails map o...

Beachside Patios

Beachside PatiosNowhere does patio weather like Sylvan Lake, and Lakeshore Drive is the perfect place for it! Unbelieveable views of the sunset in the evenings and beachside dining during the day. These are spots you have to check out! L...

Summertime Family Adventure Spots

Family Adventure SpotsEverybody loves a beach day. But don’t waste it sitting in one place! Within easy walking distance along the beach are too many great activities and things to see! The Sylvan Lake LighthouseThe Sylvan Lake lighthous...

Sylvan Lake Beach

Sylvan Lake BeachSylvan Lake’s beachfront stretches west from the lighthouse east to 34 Street, a collection of grass park, walking trails, beach boardwalk, beachside shops, marina, boat launch, groomed picnic areas, and wilder natural a...

Boating on the Lake

Boating on the LakeYou can’t beat boating for a quintessential Sylvan Lake activity. Boating and water sports are especially popular on the lake for its depth and calm. From fishing boats to motor boats, and sail boats to even houseboats...

Lakeside Car Meet Ups

Lakeside Car Meet UpsIf you’re lucky, you might catch a peek at a car meet up somewhere along Sylvan Lake’s iconic Lakeshore Drive in the early evening throughout the spring and summer. Classic cars, hotrods, and groups of identical vehi...

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