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Sylvan Lake, Alberta

Administration
Full nameSylvan Lake
Official nameTown of Sylvan Lake
Settlement typeTown
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division8
CountyRed Deer
Founded1898
Incorporated1913
Government
MayorSusan Samson
Governing bodySylvan Lake Town Council
Laverne Asselstine
Rick Grimson
Ken MacVicar
Sean McIntyre
Graham Parsons
Dale Plante
CAOBetty Osmond
MPEarl Dreeshen
MLALuke Ouellette
Geography
Total Area4.2 sq mi (10.83 km2)
Elevation3100.4 ft (945 m)
Demography
Total Population11115 (2006)
Density (pop.)942.3/km2 (2440.6/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC−7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code spanT4S
Area code+1-403
WaterwaysSylvan Lake
HighwaysHighway 11
Highway 20

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Sylvan Lake is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 25 km (15.5 mi) west of the City of Red Deer along Highway 11 or Highway 11A. It is situated on the southeast edge of Sylvan Lake, a 15 km (9.3 mi) long freshwater lake, in Red Deer County.

The lake is a popular destination for tourists from around Alberta, with over 1.5 million visitors each year. Popular tourist activities include sunbathing, swimming, water-skiing, and visiting the local Wild Rapids Waterslides.


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