Beach town story: Sylvan Lake’s historical walking tour

Sylvan Lake History

By 1913, the year that Sylvan Lake became a village, Alberta’s most popular beach town was already a summer destination for visitors from across the province. Families owned and rented cottages, sailed in regattas, dove off two 500-foot wooden piers and swooshed down a 16-foot playground slide installed in the shallow waters between. Grab a historical walking map and take … Read More

1913 Days: Celebrate with Sylvan Lake

 Celebrate the birthday of one of Western Canada’s most popular resort towns, Sylvan Lake. Join Sylvan Lake for 1913 Days June 10 – 15, 2016 to celebrate the 103rd birthday of this picturesque resort town less than 20 minutes outside of Red Deer, Alberta. You can expect community barbeques and garage sales, parades and street festivals, buskers, food trucks, and … Read More

Come Enjoy the Evening Market in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Farmers Market

How does an evening browsing a farmers’ market for fresh local foods and crafts sound? Starting Friday, May 20th, the Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market will be open again for the season and serve up some of the area’s finest fresh fruits and veggies. In the same location as last year, the Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market is held at Railway Park … Read More

Take Mom to Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Steam & Spa

Ditch the box of chocolates and the flowers and treat Mom to a relaxing day at Sylvan Lake this Mother’s Day This Mother’s Day (May 8th, in case you forgot) do away with the traditional box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers and treat Mom to a little something different. All Moms want for Mother’s Day is to spend some … Read More

5 Pubs to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Sylvan Lake

St. Patrick's Day in Sylvan Lake

If you’re looking to sip on some green beer and hear some live music this St. Patrick’s Day in Sylvan Lake (Thursday, March 17, 2016) then there are more than a few to help you feel Irish for the day. Green beer, live music, and good friends make St. Patrick’s Day a favourite holiday among many. Here’s where you can … Read More

7 Pictures From the Sylvan Lake Polar Bear Dip

Sylvan Lake Polar Bear Dip

The sun was shining and the weather was sweet. Sweet enough for a dip in a frozen Sylvan Lake. Family Day long weekend saw people heading in droves to the Town of Sylvan Lake for the annual Winter Festival. With lots to do with the family, the town of Sylvan Lake transforms itself from what is usually a summer destination … Read More

Family Day Weekend at Sylvan Lake’s Winter Festival

Join in the celebration of ice and snow as Sylvan Lake kicks off its signature Winter Festival this Family Day Long weekend. Take the kids out and get some fresh air as you stroll around the town taking in the all the sites and sounds of the Winter Festival. Here’s a few of the events to look forward to: Family … Read More

There’s so much to do in Sylvan Lake this Summer

Sylvan Lake Alberta

Located 25 kilometers west of Red Deer along Highway 11, the town of Sylvan Lake is situated on the Southeast edge of Sylvan Lake. Some interesting facts about Sylvan Lake: The anniversary of the founding is celebrated every year in Sylvan Lake as “1913 Days” In 1983, the original waterslide was replaced with Wild Rapids Waterslide, which is the largest … Read More

Six reasons to love Sylvan Lake

Central Alberta’s beach town In a beach town, you get to eat lots of ice cream and walk around in your bathing suit all day – so that’s a great start. And if you’re in Sylvan Lake, you can also strap on a water jet pack, watch an outdoor movie and play a whole bunch of golf too. Here are … Read More

Four things to do twice in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake is a fun little beach town, just 25 minutes west of Red Deer. The lake is warm and shallow for a long way out with a big soft sandy beach, a marina and big waterslides. Let’s just say it’s the kind of place where you can have two ice cream cones a day and it’s totally ok. Here … Read More