Sylvan Lake is a very family oriented town. You won't have trouble finding things to do...only finding time to do them all! This beautiful area of central Alberta boasts a large, deep & very clean lake & one of the finest beaches in Alberta. Our spectacular sunrises & sunsets, an excellent farmers market, golf & mini-golf, a world famous hockey school, fishing, bowling, movies, beach volleyball area, water slide park, large kids playground, marina, grocery stores, Patio restaurants, movie theater, Go-Carts, Boat & SeaDoo Rentals, ice cream shops & many other little shops are just a few of the many wonderful things about Sylvan Lake...& most are within walking distance of the cottage. Join us & make this a vacation to remember!
In addition to the wonders of Sylvan, you are within 30 minutes of Red Deer, a bustling city & either Edmonton or Calgary are approximately 1-1/2 hours away. Looking for beautiful scenery? The Rocky Mountains are about 2 hours west and the highways are great!
Sylvan Lake Attractions
The town of Sylvan, with its serene blue waters and smooth sandy beaches, rests on the southeast bank of Sylvan Lake in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 18 km (11.2 mi) west of Red Deer and halfway between Calgary and Edmonton. The lake itself has an area of 42.8 square km (16.5 square mi) and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the province. The long freshwater lake offers bronze-bodied visitors a vast range of outdoor activities such as swimming, waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing, jet skiing and boating during the heat of the summer months. During the winter, when the lake freezes over, pastimes such as skating, skidooing and cross-country skiing prevail. Notable attractions in Sylvan Lake include Wild Rapids Waterslide Park, the many shops and restaurants along Lakeshore Drive and the town's annual Jazz at the Lake event. Sylvan is also the home to hundreds of different species of wildlife that dwell in the area.+ More