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Sylvan Lake, Alberta

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Welcome to Sylvan Lake ...

A typical abbreviation for Sylvan Lake: Sylvan Lk.

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

Sylvan Lake is 3,160 feet [963 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude 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).

Area codes for Sylvan Lake: (403) & (587)<2>

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

Websites for Sylvan Lake ...

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Communities Also Named Sylvan Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

  • Red Deer (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Lacombe (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Blackfalds (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Penhold (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
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    • Penhold lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Sylvan Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penhold came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penhold
  • Eckville (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eckville
    • Eckville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Sylvan Lake
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  • Bentley (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Springbrook (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
    • Springbrook lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Sylvan Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
  • Kountry Meadows (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kountry Meadows
    • Kountry Meadows lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Sylvan Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kountry Meadows
  • Gull Lake (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Benalto (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)

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.

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sylvan Lake was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sylvan Lake on our Genealogy Page.

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Mentions & References for Sylvan Lake

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sylvan Lake) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sylvan Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sylvan LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvan Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3050, Longitude: -114.0901    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we have 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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