Westlake Estates is an acreage community a close walk from the shores of Gull Lake, Alberta. Nearby Parkland Beach boasts clear water, sandy beaches, and parks for the kids. This is a large lake in Central Alberta with over 50 kilometers of shoreline and a surface area of 80 square kilometers. County development controls have restricted Gull Lake's development to about 25% of the shoreline, so life is much quieter compared to other lake communities. Located in Central Alberta's parkland area with large amounts of native forest cover and postcard worthy countryside. Wildlife sanctuaries and protected nature reserves are all close-by for those wanting to take in the beauty of our natural space.
Compared to the well-known Sylvan Lake, due to the County controls, there is more room and peace to do as you please. Spring and stream fed, Gull Lake has a stabilization system to pump water from the Blindman River to maintain its level. Gull Lake offers natural beauty and recreation opportunities that are unmatched - see one sunset on the lake and we are sure you will agree!
Nearby are the full-service communities of Ponoka, Rimbey, Lacombe, Bentley, and Red Deer where festivals, rodeos, shopping, dining, and entertainment options are as endless as the summer nights. The region's climate offers hot summers and cozy winters.
Explore Central Alberta!
Bentley Town and Country Fair and Ag Rodeo - Early August
Ponoka Stampede - The second biggest rodeo in Alberta late June to early July www.ponokastampede.com
Lacombe Days - Parade and fair mid July www.lacombedays.ca
Bentley: Saturdays 1:30pm to 3:30pm May 19 - September 1
Rimbey: Farmers Market Saturdays 9:30am to 11:30am May 5 - October 6,
Lacombe: Market Fridays 9am to 1pm May 18 - October 5
Lily farm - North of Bentley.
Antique shopping - Bentley, Lacombe, Ponoka and Wetaskiwin offer great antique shopping.
Golf - There are more than ten golf courses close by http://www.golf-courses.ca/canada-golf-courses-regional-76.html and one across the road!
Transportation Museum - The provincial Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin is a major attraction and there is extensive antique shopping there. www.history.alberta.ca/reynolds/
Saskatoon Berry Farm - 4 km away where you can pick your own or buy them already picked.
River Rafting - The Red Deer, Blindman and Battle rivers are all close by with rafting and canoeing opportunities.
Medicine Lodge Ski Hill - Approximately 15 kilometers south of Rimbey on Highway 12. This natural ski hill offers 10 runs ranging from beginner to advanced.
Rimbey Paskapoo Historical Park - Truck, train & tractor museum www.paskapoopark.com
Westerner Days Red Deer - each year in July a full exposition and amusement with agricultural events including chuckwagon racing and more!