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 10,000 steps in no time!

Did you know that Sylvan Lake is highly walkable and pedestrian friendly? Set off on foot into Central Alberta’s most popular lake community, no car necessary. There are over 26-kilometres of trails connecting beautiful parks, the vibrant downtown and famous lakefront.

Sylvan Lake’s trails take you throughout town along the lake, fields, and wooded areas. The terrain generally slopes north towards the lake, though most trails are mainly flat and paved.

Gear up for the kind of walk you can do with a coffee and a friend. You can have a nice relaxing conversation without panting for breath. Take it easy, tie your boots and let’s go!

Trail System

Sylvan Lake trails and walking routes are generally stroller friendly. On a sunny day, you’ll find everyone from toddlers to seniors enjoying Sylvan Lake’s trail system. Walkers will find a combination of paved and gravel trails through open fields, woods, and along the beach. Be on the lookout for poplar and birch trees that create a wooded wonderland year-round.

Did you know that Sylvan Lake was named from the Latin word ‘Sylvanus’ meaning “of a forest” for the many trees in the area?

CP Trail

Want to get to know Sylvan Lake beyond the hustle-bustle of the lakefront? Set off on the CP Trail. It runs straight across town from east to west and takes about an hour walk one way. Much of the trail is covered in a tree canopy and it accesses the Sylvan Lake Disc Golf Course. This paved trail is great for kids, strollers, and dogs with some great spots for nature exploration.

Sylvan Lake Boardwalk

People watching opportunities abound on a stroll along the Sylvan Lake boardwalk. The route runs along the water and it’s the perfect place to take in the sunset or sunrise if you’re an early riser. Grab your favourite drink at one of Sylvan Lake’s coffee spots and head to the south side of Lakeshore Drive to pop on the trail.

From 50th street to 46th street and Centennial Park, the trail is a hub for beach goers. East from Centennial Park to 34 street, the trail is much quieter and more treed.

The boardwalk is completely paved so grab your shoes, roller blades or long board!