Fall at the Lake


Give a small town 'welcome' to the autumn season! Sylvan Lake is full of charm when the leaves go gold.


Catching the last of the Farmer's Markets, checking out the local art, and trying delicious foods!
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Stroll Downtown Sylvan Lake

There’s nothing better than strolling through a small Canadian town exploring local boutiques and shops. Alberta’s favourite beach town has fascinating history, distinctive heritage buildings and unique locally owned shops with goods you might have trouble finding elsewhere.
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Get your steps at Sylvan Lake

Plan your walk or hike with over 26-km of Sylvan Lake trails!Spring is the perfect time to reach your daily “step goal” in Sylvan Lake. Check out Sylvan Lake’s diverse number of mellow hikes and beautiful walking trails. You’ll hit 10,00...

Sylvan Lake bird watching opportunities abound

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Welcome to Sylvan Lake’s Coffee Trail

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Rainy Day Activities in Sylvan Lake

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Legends of the Mermaid

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Resort Town Roots

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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...

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Welcome to Town!
Beyond the quiet beach, you'll find Sylvan's great poplars awash in gold! Fall rolls into town at a quieter, slower pace to reveal it's small town charm. Hop along Lakeshore Drive and Centennial Street finding hearty, warm dishes and boutique shops. Some favorite local art is hidden on the sides of shops and down alleyways. Not one to let a season go by without having a rip-roaring good time, check out Sylvan Lake's fall events! Fall is short - so seize the day and grab some apple cider, and head out of the city and into town!