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About Gleniffer Lake
Gleniffer Lake, a reservoir in Alberta, Canada, lies at 3,100 feet above sea level. It was created by the 1983 construction of the Dickson Dam, which controls water flow from the Red Deer River and provides water for the surrounding communities. The lake is surrounded by natural beauty, allowing visitors to golf, fish, or explore. Enjoy a relaxing lakeside vacation at Gleniffer Lake!
Things to do in Gleniffer Lake
The Danish Canadian National Museum, in nearby Spruce View, is tucked away on a quaint country road. The exhibits showcase artifacts of the 1000 years of Danish history in Canada, and a two-day-long Viking reenactment takes place each August. Go golfing at Gleniffer Lake Resort and Country Club. After playing a challenging 9-holes, enjoy lunch at the clubhouse restaurant with views of the lake. Gleniffer Lake is known for fishing, and anglers can try their hand at catching Trout, Mountain Whitefish, Northern Pike, and Walleye. The sandy beaches, picnic facilities, and boat launches around the lake make it the perfect location to relax and enjoy a warm summer day.
Day Trips from Gleniffer Lake
Banff National Park, two hours from Gleniffer Lake, is a world-famous destination for hiking, camping, and exploring. There is also a resort town called Banff within the National Park boundary. Stroll down Banff Avenue to shop at boutiques and try new restaurants. For panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies, take the Banff Sightseeing Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Calgary, an hour and fifteen minutes south of Gleniffer Lake, is home to many fun festivals throughout the year. The Calgary Stampede, which calls itself the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, takes place in the middle of July while Afrikadey is a celebration of world music in August. Additionally, Heritage Park Historical Village is a great family destination with restaurants, tours, museums, and historical buildings.
Accommodation in Gleniffer Lake
Nearby towns such as Red Deer, Olds, and Sylvan Lake offer hundreds of options for vacation homes. Browse photos of different properties, such as quaint lakeside homes or idyllic log cabins, on Tripping.com. The interactive map feature helps you find a vacation rental in your preferred location with the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms for your family. Use the filter feature to narrow down the options based on must-have amenities. Many properties are pet-friendly, so the whole family can enjoy a relaxing Gleniffer Lake vacation!
Transportation in Gleniffer Lake
The closest major airports to Gleniffer Lake are Edmonton International Airport and Calgary International Airport, each about an hour and a half away. Rent a car to see all that central Alberta has to offer, or bring your own and access Gleniffer Lake by Alberta Provincial Highway 2, also known as the Queen Elizabeth II Highway. Additionally, boat launches along the lake make water exploration easy and convenient.