People don’t associate Alberta with large lakes, and it may be for that reason that not enough people seem to know just how awesome our lakes can be. Central Alberta is jam-packed with a collection of both smaller and larger lakes, and there’s definitely no shortage of water sports! With over 429 km of water routes, river opportunities are just as abundant on the North Saskatchewan River and Upper Red Deer River. From white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing, to jet boating and tubing – there’s so many ways to plan an epic water-related adventure in Central Alberta.
Sylvan Lake’s beautifully clear waters lap against Central Alberta’s most iconic beach, but that’s not the only thing that makes the lake unique.
If you’re looking to get out on the water with a motor, there are two places you can go: Sunsport Boat Rentals and Cool Toyz. You can rent seadoos, traditional boats, boat accessories, and wakeboards from Sunsport, or power boards, water bikes, and electric skateboards from Cool Toyz.
You don’t need to be sporty to enjoy the water! Even in the heart of Alberta, enjoy a cruise aboard The Water Buffalo. Sylvan Lake’s own Buks Booze Cruise offers private rentals, midday suntan cheers, sunset cruises, bachelor & bachelorette party packages, and firework glow cruises.
Literally floating on the lake is the Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash, the first open outdoor waterpark in Alberta! The park is staffed by lifeguards and located right near the town’s signature lighthouse. It’s big, it’s bright, it’s colourful, and has everything from a trapeze swing, slides, and monkey bars to a wiggle bridge, launch bag, and climbing tower. It’s no wonder that Sylvan Lake is one of the most popular beach and boating spots in the province!