The absolute best reason to visit Sylvan Lake, other than the gorgeous views of the water and mature tree lined streets, is the water sports. Sylvan Lake is considered one of the top ten beaches in Canada and it offers a wide range of heart pounding water sports too.
Sylvan Lake offers just about any water sport you have ever wanted to try and Sunport Recreation offers the majority of them. Their rentals include boats, personal watercraft such as jet skis, canoes, paddle boats, boat accessories, kayaks and paddle boards. The company offers crafts for sale or rental on their website and their crafts are kept in great shape.
Water tubing is a fun way to spend the day. The tubes come in single person size to large size that can hold 4 or more people. There is nothing like the adrenaline rush you receive as you go zipping around the lake on a water tube.
Manta Water Sports
Sylvan Lake offers some of the best water skiing in Alberta, since it has calm waters and a large surface to cross. It is easy to rent a boat for the day and many places offer ski rentals as an added option; unless you have brought your own. At Awaken Industries you can find water skiing apparel, equipment and wakeboarding rentals as well. The company offers full day rentals, is open to anyone of any skill level and can handle groups of up to 6 people.
For those looking for something a little different when it comes to their water sports, and don’t have a fear of flying high out of the water to get it, than Alberta Flyboard might be for you. Flyboarding is a relatively new extreme water sport, using a wakeboard and jet pack to propel you through and over the water at amazing speeds. The trainers will teach you how to use the Flyboard and begin with lower flights of 5 to 10 feet above the water for beginners. It is a fun and exciting new way to enjoy the water.
Sylvan Lake is more than a tourist destination and more than a place to play golf. It offers some of the best water sports in the province and you can’t ask for a better location for a vacation. The rentals are reasonably priced and the equipment is safe and well-tended.