Sylvan Lake lighthouse

Dear Locals: Here’s why you need a Sylvan Lake staycation

Making memories AT HOME

You may call Sylvan Lake home, but if you've ever wanted a getaway without the travel then you're in luck! Your hometown is also one of Alberta's best tourism destinations! So, slap on your “tourist” cap and plan a sweet little getaway without ever hitting the highway.

How about a room with a lakeside view? A cozy fireplace? Or even a king-sized pillowy bed? (Or even better, a room where you can leave the cleaning to someone else!) There’s something for everyone from hotels to cabins to call home for the night. You'll find amazing camping right in your own backyard to spend a night under the stars. Spring and fall shoulder seasons are a great time to score a deal on your staycation accommodation.


Rest and rejuvenation near home

Step into a world of rest and rejuvenation at one of Sylvan Lake’s spas and salons. After a night away, book yourself a massage, facial or manicure.

Did you know Sylvan Lake has a unique history of steam baths stemming from the arrival of Finnish pioneers in the area? Modern-day steam baths and spas are a wonderful way to refresh during the cold days of winter. Indulge in hydrotherapy, manicures and pedicure, herbal body wraps, and mud baths at Sylvan Steam & Spa, in the heart of downtown.


Skip the dishes, literally.

Nothing tastes better than someone else cooking. Sylvan Lake has plenty of options to satisfy your staycation appetite with plenty of spots to grab a bite. With over 20 different eateries to choose from, there is something for every appetite and budget.

Looking for a craft cocktail or a smooth glass of wine? Check out some of the restaurants along Lakeshore Drive! The creamiest and most delightful latte you’ve ever tasted while overlooking a stunning view of the lake? Yes, Sylvan Lake has that too!

Next of Kiln Studio pottery painting.

Embrace the staycation adventure.

When is the last time you’ve explored the local trails or enjoyed the night sky while walking along the lakeshore? Layer up and head outside because the crisp air and sunny skies make getting outside a great way to unwind.

Vacation is a state of mind - so take the time to ask yourself what you haven't had the chance to experience lately? What have you wanted to do but never had the time? Well, that time is now as there are some great shoulder season deals to be had!

Let axes fly at Woodshed Axe Throwing, get creative at Next of Kiln Pottery Painting Studio, hit the pool at the NexSource Center, catch a movie at Silver City Cinemas, and take a load off for a while in your own home town.

There’s plenty to do just outside your door! Be inspired to create your own fun-filled staycation in Sylvan Lake, our happy place.