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May 2019

What Puts Our Lake Above All Others?

Families and snowbirds alike flock to the shores of Gleniffer Lake during the hot and sunny months to enjoy as many lake related activities as they can pack into a summer get-away! It’s no secret that lakes are a prime vacation spot among Albertans and that the province has quite a few bodies of water frequented by vacationers. But we’re here to tell you why Gleniffer Lake is the perfect place for you and your family this summer!
With nearly 5000 feet of beautiful shoreline, Gleniffer Lake boasts some of the best sandcastle-building sand in Central Alberta! The lake itself is massive, spanning nearly seven kilometers in length and two kilometers wide, and the deep waters are crystal clear. We are proud to say that the river-fed lake is completely blue-green algae-free, and we work hard to keep it that way. The lake resort is also a gated community, meaning the amount of traffic is significantly less compared to other lakes. This makes it that much easier to enjoy a peaceful afternoon of sailing!
Perhaps you’d like to try your hand at fishing—the lake is home to many trout, walleye, and pike, and just five minutes up the road is the Dickson trout pond, fully stocked with as many rainbow trout as you can catch. However you like to spend your time on the water, Gleniffer Lake has something to keep you occupied!
If lakeside vacationing is calling your name this summer, take a peek at the available properties we have to rent for your family and pets. That’s right, Gleniffer Lake is pet friendly! If you’re more of a camping expert, we have a wonderful campground with full hookups and so many amenities, you might be asking yourself why you don’t own a property here!
 

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July 2018

Gleniffer Lake Resort and the Summer Events Calendar!

If you haven’t heard, Gleniffer Lake is the place to be this summer. Not just for the views, but for the events we love to host! For those who live fulltime on the lake, the calendar of events during the summer months is such a nice reminder of the community that surrounds this gorgeous lakeside resort. If you’re a visitor to Gleniffer Lake, this community events calendar might have exactly what you need to relax on your next summer vaycay!
Once you’ve settled in at one of our beautiful rental properties, take a look at what kind of activities we offer and find what suits you! If yoga is what you crave, you better believe we have yoga classes for you Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am and at 9:00 am on Wednesdays and Thursday. If these are a little early for you, we also host a class at 11am on Mondays. All our yoga classes meet at the landing if weather is permitting; otherwise, you can find our yoga instructors Abby and Laurie guiding their classes through the downward dog in the games room or the restaurant’s dance floor.
Perhaps walking is more your speed, in which case our walking club meets Mondays and Fridays at the General Store at 9:00 am sharp. Bring your best walking shoes! If you want something a little more upbeat but easy on the joints, join us for Pool Aerobics on Tuesday at 10:30 am. This fun and energetic class takes place in our outdoor pool if the weather gives us the go ahead. Another of our weekly events is the infamous pickleball. Grab your rackets and your court shoes – we meet at 10:00 am on Thursday! If none of these events line up for you however, you might want to check out our Line Dancing class on Fridays at 10:00 am. If you never learned how to line dance, here’s your chance!
These are just some of the weekly events running through July and August, but did you know that Gleniffer Lake also has a tennis camp this summer? From July 23rd to the 27th, join Dan Piercy, Len Roche, and Pat Fehr to nail down your tennis talent. These coaches will guide you through drills, expand your knowledge of the rules and etiquette, and enhance your court skills. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an intermediate player, this camp is for you if you are seven years old and older and dream of becoming your family’s pro tennis player! If tennis isn’t your thing, then perhaps the Car Show and Shine on August 18th will get you revved up. All vehicles are welcome in the show, including cars, trucks, planes, boats, and even golf carts. All you have to do is register your vehicle at the baseball diamond at 11:00 am on the 18th to join in the fun.
These are just some of the many events Gleniffer Lake is proud to host during the summer. If you’re looking for an especially fun filled weekend, join us the first weekend of August for a garage sale, a street dance on Saturday, and a bike parade on Sunday along with fireworks for Family Day! If you ever need to check what’s happening on a particular date, make sure you visit the calendar itself.
Here at Gleniffer Lake, we want to make sure everyone has something to do. For your next eventful family vacation or a weekend out with the girls, consider Gleniffer Lake. We can’t wait to soak up the sun with you this summer!
 

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Gleniffer Lake: A History

With a gorgeous beach and so much to do during the summer months, Gleniffer Lake is a hot spot for summer vacations, family get togethers, or just an escape from the hubbub of the city. Whether you’re an avid golfer or someone who just likes to drive the golf cart, someone who loves water activities like sailing, or you’re a sand castle artist, the lake community has something for everybody. It may be beautiful now, but did you know that Gleniffer Lake didn’t exist before 1983?
Gleniffer Lake, or the Gleniffer Reservoir, is a manmade lake situated in the heart of central Alberta. It was originally formed in 1983 because of the Dickson Dam construction happening at the same time. The dam impounded the Red Deer River, an affluent of the Saskatchewan River, and was built primarily to enhance the the condition of the river, but also to manage flood water and winter runoff. It’s construction prompted the formation of the reservoir, for the purpose of providing recreational capabilities and forming a water supply for prospective municipal and industrial expansions.
The lake stretches 7 kilometers by 2 kilometers with a surface area of about 17 square kilometers. It’s depth ranges around 38 feet with the deepest point in the lake extending down 108 feet. This makes Gleniffer Lake an impeccable place to bring out your Cadence CS5 Spinning Reel and test out your fishing skills. Several species of fish call the deep waters of the lake home, including pike, trout, and walleye. The lake also provides local and nearby residences with fresh drinking water!
Gleniffer Lake may be manmade, but the memories made here are natural and treasured. If you’ve ever wondered what Gleniffer Lake is all about, why not come take a look for yourself? At just 75 minutes north of Calgary, a mere 45 minutes southwest of Red Deer or a 2 hour road trip from Edmonton, Gleniffer Lake is easily accessible for those who live in the city. Come see why we have loved Gleniffer Lake and all it has to offer since 1983!