History And Location
The town of Sylvan Lake, AB, Canada is located only minutes from Red Deer and a mere hour and a half from both Calgary and Edmonton, which makes it the ideal place for a home to get away from it all. Our town has a rich history, which we would like to share with you:
- 1899 – The origins of the town can be traced to Alexander Loiselle and his son Louis who traveled from Michigan to what was then called Snake Lake.
- 1902-03 – The town began to develop. The name of the lake was also changed from Snake to Sylvan Lake. Homes for sale were sold to some of the original settlers of the area.
- 1910 – A rail link was established with Rocky Mountain House
- 1940s-50s – The town became a popular vacation destination for people from Edmonton and Calgary.
Today, Sylvan Lake town remains a popular vacation destination for people as well as a booming real estate market attracting vacationers from all across Alberta. Come visit and find out why!