Sylvan Lake, Alberta: Not Just a Summer Destination

Every Albertan has probably been to Sylvan Lake in the summer. Cars driving in circles searching for a place to park, blankets lined back to back on the beach, a mile long line for Moo’s, boats in danger of bumping in to each other: it’s not exactly the perfect summer getaway, but at least it’s nearby.

colourful buildings Sylvan Lake Alberta

Now Sylvan Lake in the off-season is a completely different story. It’s a quaint and peaceful town with seaside vibes – Alberta’s very own Nantucket. The quiet days and chilly air are perfect for exploring the town’s picturesque homes and adorable streets. There’s even a lighthouse to top it all off. I’m sure a visit later in the spring would grant visitors walks along the shore, and a stop at the near empty ice-cream parlour.

Sylvan Lake LighthouseSylvan Lake Lighthouse with spring/fall Canadian stye outfitSylvan Lake Lighthouse

Accommodation prices are more reasonable in other seasons than summer, and finding a table at any restaurant is a breeze. I haven’t tried a poor place to eat there yet! The restaurants, like Sushi Hon, Buk Wildz, and Viva La Sirena, all have really fun decor too.

cute seaside house green Sylvan Lakecute house Nantucket seaside style in Sylvan Lake, AB

I would have never thought that I’d want to go back to Sylvan Lake for a visit, but I’ll be adding it to my list of favourite Alberta vacation destinations!

spring/fall style in Canada

Shop my Sylvan Lake outfit:

perfect red lip (natural brand) – necklace (old, similar) – comfiest all-season jacket (sold out, similar) perfect luxe teeneutral skinny beltbest curvy jeansleather ankle boots for travelfollow me to Sylvan Lake

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