Come for the adventure.
Stay for the lifestyle.

The Slave Lake Region is a natural playground for year-round recreation by tourists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The area stretches out around the second largest lake in Alberta, Lesser Slave Lake, featuring white sand beaches, trails for summer and winter activities, and camp spots. Immerse yourself in what nature has to offer.

Yours to Explore

There’s so much to experience in the Slave Lake region.
Top 10 Things to do in Slave Lake

man in a golf shirt, shorts and a white hat, swinging a golf club at a ball at The Gilwood Golf Club; greens, trees and blue skies with white clouds in the distance

Tee Time

An 18-hole oasis with two distinct nines that will delight golfers of all levels.

The Gilwood Golf Club
A family enjoying beach time in the Slave Lake Region of Northern Alberta, with white sand, clear water and blue skies over the water.

Catch Some Rays

Feel the full getaway experience with Lesser Slave Lake’s white-sand beaches.

Plan Beach Time
An RV camper at a campground in the Slave Lake Region of Northern Alberta, with a family sitting in camping chairs around a campfire between the trees

Grab a Spot

Wake up to spectacular views at one of our many naturally beautiful campgrounds.

Pick a Site
Two boats at sunset in the Slave Lake Region of Northern Alberta, shown as dark silhouettes against an orange, pink and purple sunset, with an island silhouette in the distance

On the Water

Enjoy the lake or nearby river with boats, floats, and more.

Load Up the Boat
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Dine Out

Grab a delicious dinner or catch up with a brew or two at our local brewery.

Pick a Restaurant
A man in fishing gear and a bucket hat holding a fishing rod at sunset over the water in the Slave Lake Region of Northern Alberta; the sun is just going behind the tree silhouette of an island in the distance

Hook, Line, and Sinker

Enjoy some of the best sportfishing in Alberta, all year round.

Let’s Go Fishing
A couple on an ATV driving through the dense forest trees in the Slave Lake Region of Northern Alberta, with helmets and protective riding gear and ATV headlights towards the camera

Exploring Terrain

Bring your quad, ranger, sled or Argos to navigate some wooded terrain.

Get ATVing

Life at the Lake

Welcome to Alberta’s largest car access lake – an area of over 1,150 square kilometres to enjoy and explore. No matter the season, it’s fun for the whole family.

Sandcastles at Lesser Slave Lake, Alberta’s largest automobile accessible lake; in the background is the water, mountain silhouettes and trees. a man fishing off the doc of a a water plane at Lesser Slave Lake, with the plane in the foreground and the water and distant land in the background three people dressed in winter gear seated around an ice fishing hole with snow surrounding them at Lesser Slave Lake
See Winter
a man in plaid and a baseball cap looking through binoculars, standing on a wood-railing deck, looking out over a grassy field and trees Two young people hiking in the Slave Lake Region, with green bushes and trees surrounding them on a walking trail, light clouds and mountains in the distance


There’s plenty to do in the Slave Lake region in the summer. Bask in the sunshine at one of Canada’s top 10 beaches or tire yourself out on the water by paddle board, boat, kayak, or canoe. Plus, our private and provincial campgrounds give you plenty of camping options right on or near the lake.

See Summer
a couple sitting on a snowmobile, dressed in warm winter gear, looking back at the camera smiling, with another snowmobile in the background A closeup of an ice fishing hole with a small fish being pulled out of the hole and a fisherman's winter boots in the background on an iced-over lake


No open water? No problem. We have incredible ice fishing opportunities during the colder season. Get in touch with one of our numerous ice fishing shack rental companies to enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience! Or get some exercise with snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and skating.

A person fly fishing at Lesser Slave Lake, waded into the water in their fishing gear, with the lake and mountains and cloudy sky in the background

The Fishing Capital of Alberta

Whether it's summer or winter, the Slave Lake Region features some of the finest fishing in the province. Come to our tournaments or explore our surrounding lakes and rivers.

Four young women with fishing gear at Lesser Slave Lake, about to go fishing

Getting Here

The ultimate “get out there” road trip destination - Slave Lake is situated about 3 hours north of Edmonton along the 44N highway.

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Stay in the know when it comes to the latest happenings in the Slave Lake region.

June 28

Riden 4 Reed Rodeo

Join us for the 6th annual “Riden 4 Reed” memorial event with fun for the youngsters who love to take part in the rodeo.

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June 29 - 30

7th Annual Wild Rose Rodeo

7 Annual Wildrose Rodeo – June 29th and 30th. Family Dance June 29th with fireworks at dusk.

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Aug 10- 11

Summer Beach Fest 2024

This not to be missed event promises to be the party of the summer and includes a sandcastle competition, games, food, music and fun for the whole family.

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