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Food scene
They have a rooftop patio and a large indoor restaurant. Serving steaks and a Greek inspired menu. This is the newest restaurant in Sylvan Lake. Open daily from 11am-9pm but closed on Mondays. They do offer both dine in and take out.
Sand Castle Steakhouse
5227 Lakeshore Drive
They have a rooftop patio and a large indoor restaurant. Serving steaks and a Greek inspired menu. This is the newest restaurant in Sylvan Lake. Open daily from 11am-9pm but closed on Mondays. They do offer both dine in and take out.
This is a Vietnamese style restaurant and they have very authentic food; owner is very friendly and they are a popular destination for the locals. Note there is not a lot of options for western style food here. They have a small seating area and also offer take out. Open daily from 11am-8pm.
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locals recommend
Spinnaker's Coffee
5227 Lakeshore Dr
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locals recommend
This is a Vietnamese style restaurant and they have very authentic food; owner is very friendly and they are a popular destination for the locals. Note there is not a lot of options for western style food here. They have a small seating area and also offer take out. Open daily from 11am-8pm.
Family owned Southeast Asian restaurant. If you’re a fan of Chopped Canada then you may have seen the Sok Brother’s competing. This restaurant is owned by one of the brothers and he cooks there daily. This is my personal favourite restaurant in Sylvan Lake. They have a large menu and very fair pricing. They offer both dine in and take out. Open during the week 11:30am-8pm ; weekends 3pm-8pm and closed on Mondays.
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locals recommend
Bamboo Hut Southeast Asian Cuisine
5052 46 St
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locals recommend
Family owned Southeast Asian restaurant. If you’re a fan of Chopped Canada then you may have seen the Sok Brother’s competing. This restaurant is owned by one of the brothers and he cooks there daily. This is my personal favourite restaurant in Sylvan Lake. They have a large menu and very fair pricing. They offer both dine in and take out. Open during the week 11:30am-8pm ; weekends 3pm-8pm and closed on Mondays.
The oldest family owned restaurant in Sylvan Lake having been in business here for over 30 years. This is family owned and operated. Great food and very friendly staff. Note that the 2020 summer season is the last season they are going to be open before moving into retirement. They have some classic favourites and a very unique décor. You can’t miss this building its bright yellow. They do have both a patio and some indoor seating. Open daily from 9am-8pm but closed on Mondays.
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locals recommend
Pete's At The Beach..Sylvan Lake
4711 Lakeshore Dr
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locals recommend
The oldest family owned restaurant in Sylvan Lake having been in business here for over 30 years. This is family owned and operated. Great food and very friendly staff. Note that the 2020 summer season is the last season they are going to be open before moving into retirement. They have some classic favourites and a very unique décor. You can’t miss this building its bright yellow. They do have both a patio and some indoor seating. Open daily from 9am-8pm but closed on Mondays.
This is the largest restaurant/patio in Sylvan and has the iconic glass patio outside. They have two locations on opposite sides of the street. Bukwildz has the huge front patio and can get very busy in the summer months. Bukz has majority indoor seating with a smaller patio and is the better location if there is the possibility of rain. They are open from 11:30am-2am daily however they only serve appetizers after 9pm so if you looking for dinner best to head down before that.
Bukwildz
4715 Lakeshore Dr
This is the largest restaurant/patio in Sylvan and has the iconic glass patio outside. They have two locations on opposite sides of the street. Bukwildz has the huge front patio and can get very busy in the summer months. Bukz has majority indoor seating with a smaller patio and is the better location if there is the possibility of rain. They are open from 11:30am-2am daily however they only serve appetizers after 9pm so if you looking for dinner best to head down before that.
Iconic ice cream parlour in Sylvan with hundreds of ice cream flavours. This is a must stop especially getting a picture with the cow out front. They do also have some food but the real star here is the ice cream. Open daily from 10am-9pm however can get really busy on hot weekends when the beach has a lot of visitors.
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locals recommend
The Big Moo Ice Cream Parlor
4603 Lakeshore Dr
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locals recommend
Iconic ice cream parlour in Sylvan with hundreds of ice cream flavours. This is a must stop especially getting a picture with the cow out front. They do also have some food but the real star here is the ice cream. Open daily from 10am-9pm however can get really busy on hot weekends when the beach has a lot of visitors.
This has a very homey feel to it. Has a large rooftop patio overlooking the lake and a big restaurant inside as well. The food is very much home cooking with big portions. Offering both take out and delivery this is a good stop close to the property. Open daily from 11am-2am however the kitchen does stop serving food around 10pm.
Fireside
4907 Lakeshore Dr
This has a very homey feel to it. Has a large rooftop patio overlooking the lake and a big restaurant inside as well. The food is very much home cooking with big portions. Offering both take out and delivery this is a good stop close to the property. Open daily from 11am-2am however the kitchen does stop serving food around 10pm.
Lake Activities
Rentals of boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, pontoon boats & jet skis.
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locals recommend
Sun Sport Recreation Ltd
5104 Lakeshore Dr
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locals recommend
Rentals of boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, pontoon boats & jet skis.
Try your hand at the newest lake experience - Flyboarding.
Alberta Flyboard
5104 Lakeshore Drive
Try your hand at the newest lake experience - Flyboarding.
Replacing the iconic Sylvan Lake Waterslides this inflatable lake course is fun for the whole family.
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locals recommend
Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash
5100 Lakeshore Dr
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locals recommend
Replacing the iconic Sylvan Lake Waterslides this inflatable lake course is fun for the whole family.
They are located at the end of the street and have a fun mini golf course along with some go carts and bumper cars. Open daily from 10am-10pm.
Lakeside Go Karts & Mini-Golf
5324 Lakeshore Dr
They are located at the end of the street and have a fun mini golf course along with some go carts and bumper cars. Open daily from 10am-10pm.
Try your hand at some good old axe throwing – staff will teach you how to throw correctly and then your able to complete against your group in a fun league.
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locals recommend
Wood Shed - Axe Throwing
56 Cuendet Ind. Way
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locals recommend
Try your hand at some good old axe throwing – staff will teach you how to throw correctly and then your able to complete against your group in a fun league.
Small 5 pin bowling alley tucked in the heart of Sylvan Lake they also have some pool tables here and arcade games.
Railside Bowl
4505 50 Ave
Small 5 pin bowling alley tucked in the heart of Sylvan Lake they also have some pool tables here and arcade games.
Outdoor paintball facility a short drive to the east side of the lake. Open Friday-Sunday 10am-7pm.
Sylvan Lake Paintball
1309 Township Rd 392
Outdoor paintball facility a short drive to the east side of the lake. Open Friday-Sunday 10am-7pm.
Home to the town swimming pool, gym, running track, curling rink and all hockey rinks. This is a fairly new facility. Open daily but hours change throughout the year.
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locals recommend
Nexsource Centre - Sylvan Lake Multi-Plex
4823 49 Ave
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locals recommend
Home to the town swimming pool, gym, running track, curling rink and all hockey rinks. This is a fairly new facility. Open daily but hours change throughout the year.
Golfing
18 Holes
Sylvan Lake Golf & Country Club
5331 Lakeshore Dr
18 Holes
9 Holes
Lakewood Golf Resort
1237 Township Rd 391
9 Holes
18 Holes
Meadowlands Golf Club At Sylvan Lake
3101 50 St
18 Holes
18 Holes - Upscale Course
Alberta Springs Golf Resort
38302 Range Rd 283
18 Holes - Upscale Course