2022 Blogs

Why Choose to Rent or Own at Gleniffer Lake Resort Instead of Other Places in Alberta?

There are a lot of reasons the residents in our friendly community choose to stay with us year-round at Gleniffer Lake Resort and Country Club and one of the biggest reasons is it feels like you’re on vacation all the time! Gleniffer Lake is the perfect place for those looking for a getaway closer to home or folks looking to settle in a cozy, lakeside neighbourhood within driving distance of the grandkids. Here are a few other reasons Gleniffer Lake should be on your list if you’re looking for a summer holiday or a new lakeside property! 


Gleniffer Lake is a small, central Alberta oasis that doesn’t take a trip to the airport to reach. A 75-minute car ride from Calgary and under two hours from Edmonton, Gleniffer Lake doesn’t force you to travel for miles to reach paradise. Our gated community is a safe, family-friendly slice of beachfront heaven next to one of the cleanest lakes in Alberta. Gleniffer Lake itself is clear, blue and perfect for every kind of water sport. We encourage you to bring your boat, your fishing gear, your paddle board and your sand castle building kits because not only is the lake gorgeous, our nearly 5,000 feet of sandy shoreline is the perfect place for a competitive sand castle contest with the kids. No beach day is complete without a hot dog roast or a s’mores nightcap and we have fire pits for just that! 


The kids especially love the fact our resort runs almost entirely on golf carts and you’re welcome to get around using our onsite carts. Did you know we actually have a 9-hole course as well? Join us for a tee time on our challenging, beautiful course or get some practice on the putting greens. When you’ve finished your round, join us for a beer or a cocktail at The Landing, our restaurant that has a gorgeous view of the lake. With more amenities than other resorts our size, Gleniffer Lake is a special little place that you can be proud to own property in or rent from. 

In fact, why don’t you come to stay with us first to see if we are, in fact, your next favourite place to be? We’ve got roomy rental units available for you to bring the kids, your grandkids and maybe even the family dog if you have room in the car! We’ve got an off-leash area for your pup and ample place to play, including a playground, for the kids. Join us this summer and find out why we’re considered Alberta’s secret slice of heaven!

2021 Blogs

Gleniffer Lake – A Winter Getaway

As the holidays draw closer, the desire to escape the big city bustle grows. If you’re looking for a little slice of heaven to enjoy over this holiday season, Gleniffer Lake Resort and Country Club might just be the perfect destination for you and your family! Consider this your excuse to check out why Gleniffer Lake Resort is the ideal spot to take your kids for a winter wonderland getaway!


The snow has been slow to arrive this year, but that doesn’t mean it’s not on its way. Why not enjoy the snow with us over at Gleniffer Lake Resort? Besides the excellent location for snowman building contests and perhaps even snow forts, we are delighted to announce that curling and skating will be added once again to our list of outdoor activities this year! With the generous help of Bing Fountain and a group of outstanding volunteers, we are working to continue to enhance our safety protocols and quality ice maintenance. The ice for our winter fun activities wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of these volunteers and Bing Fountain. We are very thankful to have them on board with us to create a perfect winter wonderland for our guests and our residents! 


All our facilities have switched to winter hours, meaning the indoor pool, the fitness room, the games room and the laundry room will be open from 8:30 am to 9 pm. And don’t forget about our hot tub with a view, it might become a staple in your winter getaway with us! Please take full advantage of our games room to pass some time as the snow falls. Perhaps now is the time to finally set that puzzle with the grandkids, teach your nephews how to play chess or play cards with your sweetheart for as long as you’d like. The best part about getting out of the city is the quiet and quality time you can spend with your kids, your grandkids and your spouse.


Because of our close proximity to Alberta’s larger cities, Gleniffer Lake Resort is the choice of many Edmontonians and Calgarians. At just 75 minutes from Calgary city limits and about two hours from Edmonton, it’s easy to see why we’re a favourite for our city-goers. If you’re ready to take a winter getaway out of the city, take a peek at our website for more information about your stay!


Come spend a winter weekend or more with us here at Gleniffer Lake Resort and Country Club! You might find that your love for winter grows while you’re here. Here are a few picture-perfect rental properties that you and your family can cozy into over your winter getaway. Don’t forget to bring your skates!



When making a property investment, you not only have to consider your own financial portfolio but also the health of the economy. Fortunately, a weak Canadian dollar might not be a conversation stopper, especially when that conversation turns to dreams of owning some lakefront property or a weekend getaway. There are numerous reasons why investing in Canadian realty during an economic slump is actually a smart decision.

A Penny Spent Locally is a Penny Improved

The Canadian penny may be a distant copper-coated memory, but the Canadian dollar is still here, and it needs our help. Buying property locally isn’t just making an excellent investment for yourself, it’s also investing in the Canadian economy, which is just being a good neighbour. The Canadian economy gains power when people buy and sell products and services within Canada. By spending your hard-earned loonies at home, you help to keep money in our economy which aids in its recovery. That means not only will your real-estate purchase help the economy, but every time you purchase gas or snacks for the drive instead of flying to the States, you’ll be helping some more.

Home That Isn’t Far from Home.

Long-distance travel isn’t just fodder for stand-up comedy; it’s expensive, it emits tons of carbon into the atmosphere every year, there are people’s kids crying, and people complaining about your crying kids. By getting a weekend getaway in your home country, you can get away from all that noise, and the money you save can be pumped right back into the Canadian economy. Gleniffer Lake is two hours away or less from Alberta’s largest cities, so you’ll never complain that your weekend is already over by the time you fly out. Instead, you can take the hours you would have wasted sitting in an airport, and spend them boating, golfing, basketballing, and beach volleyball tossing.

Taking advantage of the Canadian dollar may sound like you aren’t doing your local currency any favours, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Every purchase in Canada helps Canada. Besides helping to grow the economy, buying your perfect weekend getaway at Gleniffer Lake reduces both your travel times and expenses. Don’t be scared of a bargain, Gleniffer Lake is the perfect vacation spot.


Gleniffer Lake: A Vacation Home that Couldn’t be More Heavenly

Owning a home by the water is a dream almost anyone can identify with, even if it’s only for a summer excursion or a rare respite from city life. And owning waterside property shouldn’t be an impossible dream. Gleniffer Lake is only 90 minutes from Calgary, meaning you can cut back on travel and enjoy it any (and every!) weekend of your choosing. No more telling your friends vague, noncommittal plans about how you’re just “waiting for a chance” to visit your property. With a recreational summer home this close, you can take your pals with you!

Reacquaint Yourself with Water

It’s hard to overstress the therapeutic effects of boating. When the lake is your road, there’s no merging, no traffic, some signaling, and no worries. It’s a great bonding opportunity for families and friends alike, whether you’re learning to waterski or just enjoying the gentle breeze and still waters. There are skills to learn and master, and stress to forget. Bordering the beautiful Gleniffer Lake is 5000 feet of shoreline for the beachcomber and sandcastle engineer in all of us. Finally, we don’t want to brag or anything, but our lake regularly reaches a balmy 75°F (aka 24°C) during the summer.

No Algae, No Problem

The only thing Gleniffer Lake doesn’t have? Blue-green algae. The presence of wastewater is a good enough reason for most people not to take a dip in many other Alberta lakes, but water runoff isn’t just gross; it can also lead to blue-green algae blooms. These nasty floating fortresses look like moss and smell like garbage. To make matters worse, people can have ill reactions to a variety of algae including blue-green. Not all algae of this colour produce toxins, but unfortunately, you can’t tell that just by looking. Better safe than a sore throat and some bad skin irritation. It goes without saying that contaminated lake water is also not safe to drink, but it’s not any better for you after it’s been boiled. Kids, especially the aspiring deep-sea divers among them, are likely to get the worst of it, as this algae can get in their eyes and throats if accidentally swallowed.

At Paradise Realty, we understand that Albertans investing in waterfront property want to actually use the lake. That’s why if you’re buying land at Gleniffer Lake, you can forget everything you just learned about algae. Our lake is crystal clear and safe for swimming!


Located in the heart of central Alberta, Gleniffer Lake is easily within driving distance of whichever city you hail from for a weekend retreat. Living in Edmonton? You’re 2 hours away! Calgary? 75 minutes! And you’re just a proverbial hop, skip and a jump from Red Deer (though driving might be faster). Within the resort itself you’ll have access to a challenging nine-hole golf course and putting green; an indoor pool and fitness facilities; two playgrounds; a baseball diamond; and tennis, basketball, and—of course—beach volleyball courts.

If you’re looking for a local vacation property that’s a car ride instead of a flight away, look no further than Gleniffer Lake. It’s large, luxurious, and clean of gunk and goop like algae. At the end of your weekend holiday of boating, swimming, or tanning on the beach, look forward to being home without the security check.