Visit the serene Sylvan Lake, where the town is all about its namesake. In Alberta, the town sits on the edge of the lake itself. The lake draws an incredible influx of visitors, all wanting to enjoy the water. Summer or winter, Sylvan Lake provides some good old-fashioned Canadian family fun.
Sylvan Lake is fresh, clean, and its a breeze to walk along the promenade. The lake itself has incredible sunsets, with restaurants nearby. The beach gets busy in the summer, and you can swim in the clear water. Take on paddle-boarding, sailing, and even jet-skiing. The shallow water makes it kid-friendly, and a great place to soak up the sun. In winter, take advantage of the frozen lake in true Canadian form. Go ice-skating, ice-fishing, and enjoy the Winterfest sleigh rides and ice sculpting. There’s also a weekly Farmers Market at the Railway Park Promenade if you’re looking to get some fresh food and enjoy the local color. Jarvis Bay is much less packed than Sylvan Lake, though its relatively nearby. You’ll have more space to enjoy the water and its surroundings, as well as campgrounds and playgrounds. The lack of shops and restaurants nearby might be right up your alley, and help you get back to nature. Trails lead off from the lake, so you can hike or bike after you go swimming.
The city of Calgary is an hour and a half away from Sylvan Lake. Enjoy the city that’s laden with trees and water, you’ll hardly believe the two can co-exist so beautifully. Explore Fisher Creek Provincial Park for some peace and quiet. A hidden gem in the city, hills, trees, and lakes go as far as the eye can see. Prince’s Island Park is similar, but you’re much more aware of the cosmopolitan surrounding you. With fountains, sculptures, and bridges, this oasis is right next to downtown Calgary. Make sure to see the beautiful and winding Bow River, easily accessible from downtown. Edmonton is under two hours away from Sylvan Lake, and is the capital of Alberta. The Muttart Conservatory is made of botanical gardens with glass pyramids acting as greenhouses. This public garden displays all different kinds of plants. The Art Gallery of Alberta in downtown Edmonton is a modern art site in itself. Also, Fort Edmonton Park is known locally as the largest living history museum, with original and rebuilt structures dedicated to Edmonton’s history. Go back in time with streetcars and wagons!
Tripping has a small selection of Canadian cabins, homey rentals, or convenient hotels that you can browse through. If you’re planning on a summer vacation at Sylvan Lake, book your accommodation early. Summer is the busiest time so you’ll want to have your first choice!
As a sporty and active town, Sylvan Lake is known for its biking, boating, and hiking. These are the most relaxing forms of transportation, however driving is also useful as there isn’t much public transportation around the lake. Sylvan Lake is conveniently halfway between Calgary and Edmonton, meaning you won’t have too much trouble getting in or taking day trips.
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