Celebrate Summer in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Canada Day

Summer in Sylvan Lake means toes in the soft sand, ice cream, Canada Day celebrations, outdoor movies and making art in the park. Wait, did I mention ice cream? Here are nine ways to enjoy Central Alberta’s most popular beach town this July. Sandy beach and ice cream One of the very best things about Sylvan – and what makes it … Read More

The Kraay Family Farm gets ready for Summer!

Kraay Family Farm 2016

The Kraay family is busy preparing the farm for lots of guests. They’re painting, building new play-structures, tuning up the hard-working grain train, setting a few thousand pumpkin plants – some to carve, some to eat, some to shoot out of a cannon. They’re settling all the animals in their summer homes and making a place where everyone can play. … Read More

Beach town story: Sylvan Lake’s historical walking tour

Sylvan Lake History

By 1913, the year that Sylvan Lake became a village, Alberta’s most popular beach town was already a summer destination for visitors from across the province. Families owned and rented cottages, sailed in regattas, dove off two 500-foot wooden piers and swooshed down a 16-foot playground slide installed in the shallow waters between. Grab a historical walking map and take … Read More

Springtime Fun in Red Deer

Chedda Heads

Spring has sprung in beautiful Red Deer. Shake off that winter rust and enjoy the newfound nice weather in Central Alberta’s cultural hub. Any time of year, visitors flock to Red Deer to explore the city’s cultural offerings, diverse culinary scene, and unique recreational activities. The city’s parks and gardens are starting to come into full bloom, always a highlight … Read More

Take the Family on an Adventure in Central Alberta

Spring has sprung and that means summer is just around the corner. With the sun not setting till much later in the evening there’s more time for you and your family to get out and explore Central Alberta’s adventurous side. Round up the kids, jump in the car, and set off on an exciting adventure in Central Alberta. Let’s get … Read More

1913 Days: Celebrate with Sylvan Lake

 Celebrate the birthday of one of Western Canada’s most popular resort towns, Sylvan Lake. Join Sylvan Lake for 1913 Days June 10 – 15, 2016 to celebrate the 103rd birthday of this picturesque resort town less than 20 minutes outside of Red Deer, Alberta. You can expect community barbeques and garage sales, parades and street festivals, buskers, food trucks, and … Read More

Come Enjoy the Evening Market in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Farmers Market

How does an evening browsing a farmers’ market for fresh local foods and crafts sound? Starting Friday, May 20th, the Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market will be open again for the season and serve up some of the area’s finest fresh fruits and veggies. In the same location as last year, the Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market is held at Railway Park … Read More

Take Mom to Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Steam & Spa

Ditch the box of chocolates and the flowers and treat Mom to a relaxing day at Sylvan Lake this Mother’s Day This Mother’s Day (May 8th, in case you forgot) do away with the traditional box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers and treat Mom to a little something different. All Moms want for Mother’s Day is to spend some … Read More

Pick Your Golf Package in Central Alberta

Looking for the perfect golf package in Central Alberta? Central Alberta is home to some of the province’s most popular and well maintained golf experiences. Whether you’re looking for a challenging course to test your skill on the green or you’re just out for a casual weekend round – the golf in Central Alberta is top shelf. Golf Central Alberta … Read More

Red Deer Loves the Rebels

Red Deer Loves Rebels Hockey

It isn’t hard to find a Red Deer Rebels fan in Central Alberta. They’re everywhere and for good reason. The Rebels finished 2nd in the Central Division of WHL and are pushing full steam ahead into this year’s MasterCard Memorial Cup. Canadian cities come alive when there’s a hockey championship on the line and Red Deer is no different. Fans … Read More

Red Deer Travel Tips: Where to Go and What to See in 48 Hours

Red Deer Travel Tips

So you’re headed to Red Deer, Alberta for a couple of days. You’re going to need a few things to do while you’re in the area. Red Deer is a vibrant and young community in Central Alberta with a lot to get up to during the weekend. The rich agricultural history of Red Deer has brought with it great local … Read More

5 Pubs to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Sylvan Lake

St. Patrick's Day in Sylvan Lake

If you’re looking to sip on some green beer and hear some live music this St. Patrick’s Day in Sylvan Lake (Thursday, March 17, 2016) then there are more than a few to help you feel Irish for the day. Green beer, live music, and good friends make St. Patrick’s Day a favourite holiday among many. Here’s where you can … Read More

Camping Near Red Deer, Alberta

Camping in Red Deer

Break out the camp stoves and hibachis, the snow is starting to melt and the camping season is in sight. Albertans are tough. We endure long and cold winters only to enjoy the heck out of our summers and Red Deer, Alberta is one of the best locations in the province to do it. Red Deer offers plenty of natural … Read More

Take the Detour and Visit Troubled Monk Brewery

Troubled Monk Brewery Red Deer Alberta

Some road trips take months of planning. Others are spur of the moment and only take a few minutes to slap together. It was a sunny Saturday afternoon when a few friends and I all piled into my car and decided to head down to Red Deer, Alberta for a beer. The drive from Edmonton to Red Deer is a … Read More

7 Pictures From the Sylvan Lake Polar Bear Dip

Sylvan Lake Polar Bear Dip

The sun was shining and the weather was sweet. Sweet enough for a dip in a frozen Sylvan Lake. Family Day long weekend saw people heading in droves to the Town of Sylvan Lake for the annual Winter Festival. With lots to do with the family, the town of Sylvan Lake transforms itself from what is usually a summer destination … Read More

Family Day Weekend at Sylvan Lake’s Winter Festival

Join in the celebration of ice and snow as Sylvan Lake kicks off its signature Winter Festival this Family Day Long weekend. Take the kids out and get some fresh air as you stroll around the town taking in the all the sites and sounds of the Winter Festival. Here’s a few of the events to look forward to: Family … Read More

Memorial Cup Visitors, Here’s 9 Local Things To Do

Things to do in Red Deer

Coming in from out of province or out of town for the Memorial Cup? It’s always nice to find that local gem. And if you’re traveling to Red Deer, Alberta this May for the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup you’ll not only want to take in some of the best hockey this country has to offer but also the local flare. You … Read More

6 Obstacle Course Races to Try and Conquer in 2016

Mud Hero Alberta

Get out and challenge yourself! Red Deer hosts 6 different obstacle course races this summer which are sure to be more than exciting! There’s sure to be one that fits your skill level and schedule…   1 – Polar Bear Dip – February 13 If jumping into an ice cold lake sounds like a thrill, Sylvan Lake might just have the … Read More

What Are You Doing for New Year’s Eve Red Deer?

fireworks

Now that all the Christmas plans you’ve spent the last couple of weeks on are all rolling into place and everything is going to smoothly, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do for New Year’s Eve. For some it’s one of the biggest parties of the year filled with noise makers and party hats and for … Read More