Take Mom to Sylvan Lake

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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 quality time with the people they love, and to be appreciated. So show them you love and appreciate them with a day trip to Sylvan Lake this Mother’s Day. With walking trails, shops, restaurants, and of course… the lake, there’s plenty to keep Mom entertained and happy for her special day.

Pamper Her

It’s her day so treat Mom like the queen she is. Sylvan Lake is a fantastic area with many amenities to show Mom how much she really means to you and your family. This Mother’s Day pamper your Mom to:

The Spa Treatment

Spend some quality time with Mom and treat her to a relaxing spa day. Sylvan Lake has many spas that offer a number of different services and treatments to make Mom feel special.

Sylvan Steam and Spa caters to those looking for deep relaxation and escape from the everyday. Some of their most popular packages include the steam, massage, and pedicure treatment that will cover all your bases when seeking out something special for Mother’s Day. Learn more about all the Sylvan Lake spa and relaxation services available.

Or treat Mom to a relaxing massage at Rainy Daiz Medi Spa. She’ll lip into a deep state of relaxation as she overlooks the lake while receiving her gift.

Treat Her to Lunch

Taking your Mom out to lunch or dinner on her special day is a tried and tested Mother’s Day tradition. This time, spice it up a little and make a day out of it. Sylvan Lake is home to some of the finest culinary experiences in Central Alberta.

Experience a culinary trip southeast with Bamboo Hut in Sylvan Lake. Working to innovate and blend southeast Asian flavors, brothers Dany and Pete Sok find ways to create savory soups, delectable coconut curries, delicious vermicelli noodle bowls, and stir frys. With both brothers featured on Chopped Canada you’ll be sure to score some points with Mom.

Famous for their Korean BBQ and crispy chicken, Lokal Kitchen is a Sylvan Lake staple. Treat Mom to a little something different this Mother’s Day and venture into the Lokal. With trained chefs producing some of the finest Korean inspired food in Central Alberta, Lokal Kitchen uses as many local ingredients as it can in its kitchen. Check out Lokal Kitchen’s menu to see what kinds of delicious options they have.

Sylvan Lake has a great selection of restaurants that cater to different tastes and appetites, here’s a full list of restaurants in Sylvan Lake.

Relax and Take It All In

Being a Mom can be stressful and require a pretty hectic schedule. So maybe this Mother’s Day you can slow things down a bit and simply relax and take it all in with Mom.

Whether you decide to take a stroll along the lakefront and catch up or make more of a day out of it and pack a picnic, Mom will love spending some quality time together.

Picnic by the Lake

You don’t need to spend much to treat Mom the way she’s supposed to be treated. Have you considered doing a bit more of a DIY Mother’s Day? Pack up a cooler with a picnic lunch and head down to Sylvan Lake for the day.

Check out Centennial Park, which is a five-acre day-use park that runs alongside the lakefront. There’s direct access to both the beach and boat launch areas. Watch the sailboats cruise by in the lake, take a stroll along the lakefront, or enjoy the scenery in one of the many Adirondack chairs offered in the park.

If you’re feeling fancy, there are also BBQ extensions available throughout the park to roast up some wieners or char a burger. BBQ extensions, picnic tables, and grass space are all on a first come first served basis, so make sure to plan ahead. If you’re looking to make more of an event out of Mother’s Day, picnic shelters can be rented through the Facilities Booking Clerk.  There’s also a kid’s playground to keep the little ones entertained.

Let Her Do Her Own Thing

Sometimes Moms simply need a break from the day-to-day, so give it to them with a day trip to Sylvan Lake. There’s plenty for the whole family to get up to in Sylvan Lake and Mom will appreciate a little time to herself or with a bunch of her girlfriends.

There are many shops, restaurants, and things to see and do in Sylvan Lake that will keep Mom entertained. Be sure to check out Eclectica Fashions, which is a fashion boutique catering to, you guessed it …  the ladies. There’s also Saks Shoes to check out and Cobbs Clothing.

Stroll up and down Lakeshore Drive and 50th Street and explore the many shops and stores Sylvan Lake has to offer.

But what does Dad do while Mom is enjoying her peace and quiet?


The Sylvan Lake area has a number of golf courses for Dad to practice his swing. Check out Top of the Hill Golf & Event Centre, which offers a 9-hole par 3 course with beautiful views of Sylvan Lake and the surrounding area. Just 4 KM north of Sylvan Lake, Top of the Hill offers all the amenities one might expect to see at a full 18-hole golf course but with less of a time commitment.

But if you’re looking to give Mom a little extra time, Meadowlands Golf Club at Sylvan Lake offers the full 18-hole experience. This par 72 will prove to be a challenge for golfers of all skill levels with its open fairways, tricky sand traps, and water hazards.

Maybe Mom would like to join in on the fun. Check out Sylvan Lake Golf & Country Club and play the day away as you spend some time with your lovely Mother on this beautifully kept and well-maintained jewel in Central Alberta that should not be missed by any golfer.

Let Mom Let Loose

Surprise Mom and take on something more adventurous.  

Treat Mom to a Thrill

Lakeside Go-Karts & Mini Golf offers an adrenaline rush of excitement fit for the whole family. There are different levels of go-karts offered which include: Jaguar style karts for your speed demon of a mom, kiddie karts that allow for the whole family to join in the race, as well as bumper cars which allow parents to double up with the kids and enjoy the competition.  

Rent a flyboard for the afternoon and treat Mom to an exciting and memorable experience. Book a public lesson and learn how to fly on the water at Sylvan Lake with Alberta Flyboard. Let Mom let loose on Sylvan Lake, she’ll thank you later.

Enjoy the Trails and Bike Around

If Mom likes to bike, Sylvan Lake has some pretty great trails to explore. Take a casual ride along the lake or explore some of the more popular routes. Bring your bicycle to Sylvan Lake or rent one from Sunsport Rentals. Sunsport Rentals has a number of options for those looking to make Mother’s Day a little more active. Offering boat, kayak, and paddleboard rentals there’s a little something for everyone.

Show how much Mom truly means to you and spend the day with her in Sylvan Lake. Take a different approach to Mother’s Day this year and treat Mom to more than just a box of chocolates, some flowers, and thanks. Give her something she really wants and spend some quality time with her. If flowers are truly what will make Mom happy on Mother’s Day, Sylvan Lake canto accommodate that too.

Photo thanks to Sylvan Steam and Spa on Facebook.

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