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Welcome to Sylvan Lake ...

The town of Sylvan Lake was founded in 1898 and was incorporated in 1913.

A typical abbreviation for Sylvan Lake: Sylvan Lk.

Sylvan Lake is 3,160 feet [963 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Sylvan Lake is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Sylvan Lake lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Telephone area codes for Sylvan Lake: (403) and (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Sylvan Lake: T4S<3>

Websites for Sylvan Lake ...

Official Website:

Communities Also Named Sylvan Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Sylvan Lake - they are located in Florida (2), Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sylvan Lake.

Communities near Sylvan Lake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sylvan Lake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sylvan Lake ...

Looking for more information about Sylvan Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sylvan Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sylvan Lake.

Adding Sylvan Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Sylvan Lake was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sylvan Lake.

The official website for Sylvan Lake:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sylvan Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Sylvan Lake, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Sylvan Lake). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Sylvan Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.


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