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July 2019

What Gleniffer Lake Events Can You Look Forward To?

During the warm, wonderful summers in the beautiful community of Gleniffer Lake, it’s easy to find something to do any day of the week. Whether you’re settling in to your home away from home for the weekend or you’re putting your feet up at your brand new lake home, Gleniffer Lake Resort and Country Club will help you fill your calendar on your much needed time away from the hustle of the big city. Here are some of the events you can expect to see happening in the community this summer!
 
Do you love tennis but never got around to learning how to play? Well, the 10th annual Family Tennis Camp is for you! The camp kicks off at 9:00am on July 22nd and runs until the 26th, and is suitable for beginners and intermediate players alike. Get ready to serve alongside the pros with ex-pro tennis player Ian Paxton and coaches Pat Fehr, Dan Piercy, and Len Roche. If you’re looking for a fun way to learn a new skill with your family, this is it! The camp is open to both adults and children 7 and up.
 
If you need something to keep you and the kids occupied on Family Day, why not participate in our annual family day parade? On August 4th at 10:00am, dress up your golf carts, bikes, wagons, pets, and even yourselves and join in the fun as we cruise around the community to show off our spiffy rides. Following the parade, the GLR Social Committee is waiting with hotdogs and juice for you and your family. Did we mention we end the day with fireworks?
 
One of our most anticipated events during the summer is Halloween in August and this year it can’t come fast enough! Don your best spooky costumes and take the kids trick or treating from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and then get ready to dance the night away at the Adult Halloween Dance with DJ Chris. With prizes for best costumes, drink and appetizer specials and a 50/50, you’ll be dancing the night away to Monster Mash in style.
 
With these just being a few of the exciting events planned this summer, you’re guaranteed to find something to do with your friends and family. Fill your calendar with weekly yoga and aquasize classes, line dancing lessons, or join the walking club to get a good start to your mornings. Make the most of this summer and join us at Gleniffer Lake Resort!
 

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June 2019

Try Renting One of Our Properties Before You Purchase a Lot!

You’ve been dreaming about owning your own lakeside property for a while now, but you’re not sure you’re ready to make the leap into investment just yet. Shopping around takes a lot of research and this can seem overwhelming if you’re not quite sure what it is you’re looking for. Instead of jumping in headfirst, why not try before you buy? Here at Paradise Realty, we encourage a thorough test drive before you shake any hands!
 
The rental properties at Gleniffer Lake are picturesque. There are so many different options, just like our real estate properties! Whether you’re looking for something more inland or right on the water, there’s definitely something here with your name on it. One of the biggest attractions to Gleniffer Lake is its resort feel all year round. You’ll never find yourself without something to do in the community and the amenities speak for themselves out here.
 
Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you have access to an indoor and outdoor pool, including a hot tub, and many other recreational opportunities. A baseball diamond, tennis courts, a 9 hole golf course, a fully equipped restaurant and all the lake activities you can imagine are available to you and your family. The beach stretches for nearly 5000 feet and the water is clear, blue and beautiful. And did we mention that Gleniffer Lake is pet friendly?

Whatever it is you’re searching for in a lakeside vacation home, the team at Paradise Reality has something that will fit your budget and your dream perfectly. We know how big of an investment it is to purchase a new property, but we also know how incredible it is to own a beautiful vacation home. We’d be happy to help you find the perfect property for you and your family! Contact one of our representatives today to inquire about renting and we’d be happy to answer all your questions about taking the next step to purchasing a piece of heaven all your own. Paradise doesn’t have to be miles away – it can be in your backyard!

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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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Why Should Your Family Choose Gleniffer Lake?

The sun is setting later, the days are growing warmer and the promise of summer is on the breeze. This means family BBQs, patio season and beach days are nearly upon us! And with those sunny months fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about that impeccable summer trip. Whether you’re in the market for an escape from city life for a few weeks or considering purchasing a family vacation home to take advantage of those beautiful midsummer evenings, Gleniffer Lake might just have the perfect opportunity for you!
 
Nestled next to the clear, clean shores of Gleniffer Lake is a gorgeous gated community that has everything you could imagine from a pristine waterside resort. If beaches are your idea of escapism, wouldn’t you know that Gleniffer Lake is known for it’s 5,000 feet of beautiful shoreline and immaculate waters. Whether you prefer swimming, boating or sailing, the resort has you covered. We even have a boat slip with your name on it! Perhaps you’re the type that would rather admire the lake than swim in it, but you’d still don’t want to give up the opportunity for a dip. We’re happy to be able to offer year round indoor pool options, including a hot tub, as well as outdoor pools for your summer fun!
 
The fun doesn’t stop there. With playgrounds, baseball diamonds, beach volleyball, a games room, and fitness facilities, there’s plenty of options to keep you and the kids busy. We offer a variety of summer programs, including yoga and golfing tournaments. Yes, we have a beautiful and challenging 9 hole golf course just for you! Both on and off the course, we encourage you to scoot around in a golf cart to get you from one exciting summer activity to the next. After a long day of fun, you’ll need a delicious meal to wind down. Our restaurant, The Landing, backs onto the lake and offers you gorgeous views for every season. Join us for dinner, as every Friday is Steak Night and every Sunday is Prime Rib Night!
 
If you aren’t convinced yet, take a look at some of the lovely rental properties that you can call your home away from home this summer. Whether you’re interested in something right on the water or slightly inland, the friendly community of Gleniffer Lake definitely has a cozy place for you. We can’t wait to spend the summer with you!

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August 2018

Get to the Beach Before School Starts!

Summertime is when kids get to expend all that excess energy they’ve built up over the school year. This means running around in the sunshine for hours on end, water fights in the heat, and generally just being kids in the outdoors. But sometimes it’s hard to be outside when living in the busy and crowded city. If you and the kids have been cooped up this summer and need an excuse to get outside, a summer beach vacation might be just what the family needs. This doesn’t mean you need to fly out to the tropics or the Caribbean to find a good beachfront resort. Gleniffer Lake Resort might just be the perfect “staycation” spot for you and the kids before school starts!
The nice thing about Gleniffer Lake is it’s a beachfront resort that you can get to without breaking the bank. The resort is a short commute from most of Alberta’s central cities and shorter travel time means less activities you need to plan to keep the kids occupied. Situated 2 hours south of Edmonton, 75 minutes north of Calgary and a short 35 minutes southwest of Red Deer, Gleniffer Lake is so easily accessible it’s almost laughable. The gated community is safe, family friendly and boasts summer activities for everyone.
With an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis courts, a basketball court, a baseball diamond, two playgrounds and an off-leash field for the dog, you’ll be sure to find something to keep you busy. But the real draw is the Gleniffer Lake beach. With over a kilometer and a half of gorgeous sand, the beach is the highlight for many families that visit the resort. Sandcastle building competitions with the kids and water fights in the clean, clear waters of Gleniffer Lake is a favourite of both adult and kid vacationers. After those long days of play at the beach, you can find Foothills Creamery Ice Cream at the general store along with DVD rentals for a family movie night.

Spending quality time with kids on a summer staycation is still possible before summer wraps up. Whether you choose to spend a week or every weekend at Gleniffer Lake this August, you deserve that beach vacation without the stress of travelling or the hefty expenses. Not only does Gleniffer Lake have all the amenities you could want, but the community holds Monday to Thursday yoga practices and a walking club meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The events calendar helps you plan your week if you’d like to do more than just be a beach bum, though beach bumming is encouraged. However you decide to spend your staycation with the family at Gleniffer Lake, it will be a summer vacation the kids will be talking about well into the school year!

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4 Great Reasons to Try a “Staycation”

The moment the weather gets nicer and the snow begins to melt, we start planning our summer vacations. It’s almost as if warm weather makes us hungry for those summer leisure activities. But sometimes, for whatever reason, we aren’t able to get enough time off work or it simply isn’t feasible to fly out to a tropical beach resort, and then you realize that summer is almost over and you still haven’t booked a trip! Don’t worry, you can still go on a summer vacation this year! Have you ever considered a staycation? For working couples and bustling families, or even those busy bees who want to try a staycation solo, this is a fantastic alternative to a pricy, travel heavy vacation. Thank goodness a beach resort exists close to home, right here in central Alberta.

Close to Home

The hardest part about vacationing can be the travel time and the delayed flights. Spending half your vacation in an airport doesn’t sound overly relaxing and we all know it’s next to impossible to sleep in those uncomfortable seats! If you crave the beach, it’s actually a lot easier to find that beach vacation than you might think. Gleniffer Lake has a beautiful resort nestled next to the water and the commute time is so manageable that it barely feels like a road trip! At just 75 minutes from Calgary, 2 hours south of Edmonton and 35 minutes outside Red Deer, Gleniffer Lake Resort is the perfect place to take the kids. “Are we there yet” will barely be out of their mouths before you pull up next to the picturesque landscape.

Amenities

Not only does Gleniffer Lake have 5000 feet of shoreline, but did you know there’s also a 9 hole golf course? This challenging course is one you won’t want to miss this summer if you’re an avid or even a beginner golfer. While you’re golfing, the kids can enjoy a dip in the indoor or outdoor pools or explore the two parks onsite. If “staycation” means you don’t want to cook, The Landing is the licensed restaurant that sits right on the lake that will serve you from 11:00am to 8:00pm, with the exception of Friday steak nights and Saturday Prime Rib nights until 9:00pm. The general store is fully stocked with ice cream for those post-beach day cravings and DVD rentals are available for family movie nights.

Beaches in Alberta Do Exist

We don’t immediately associate central Alberta as being a wonderful place for a beachside vacation, but after you’ve been to Gleniffer Lake Resort you will. The water is clean, clear and perfect for all kinds of watersports and beach activities. It’s not uncommon to watch sailboats lazily gliding by, and we encourage you to set sail on Gleniffer Lake! With boat slips available to rent or purchase, it’s easy to make sailing part of your summer routine. If you prefer your feet to stay put on land, the expansive shoreline is ideal for sandcastle construction and water fights!

Bring the Whole Crew

Because Gleniffer Lake offers so much to do, it’s a no-brainer to bring the kids, take a much needed beachfront getaway with the girls or spend a few days sailing with the boys. The variety of rental properties makes it easy to find something that suits your needs and numbers, and pet friendly units are also available! With an off-leash field next to the park, the furrier family members will have a chance to run wild. Taking the whole family or your crew won’t break the bank and since it’s so close to Alberta’s major cities, it’s not nearly as difficult to coordinate a few days vacation time.
Gleniffer Lake might be your saving grace when you need to get that last minute summer vacation organized. It is still possible to enjoy a beach vacation without having to fly thousands of miles to get there, instead it’s just a quick road trip away. Check out some of our rental properties and you might just find yourself joining us for Prime Rib night next Saturday! Paradise really is closer than you think.

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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!

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Three Reasons to Try a “Staycation”

We’ve all heard the term “staycation,” but most people, especially us Albertans, might not consider “staycations” as getaways during the colder, much more bitter months of the year.  Even perhaps in summer, the term staycation might have an unusual ring to it, but when it simply isn’t feasible to fly off each year for a beach side vacation, us prairie folk have to find ways to get resourceful.  When we think vacation, we often associate the word with beaches, sailing, boating, golfing, tennis, maybe even ice cream springs to mind.  What if these kinds of amenities were available close to home?  What if a first class, family oriented, waterfront resort existed just a two-hour drive from Edmonton or an hour and fifteen commute from Calgary?  Lucky for us, the absolutely gorgeous Glennifer Lake Resort does in fact exist and might be our answer to a “staycation!”  If this isn’t reason enough, here are a few more motivations to choose Glennifer Lake as the site of your next adventure.
Let’s face it; plane rides are cramped, uncomfortable, and if you’re truly blessed, the person next to you had something rather garlicky for lunch and you get to spend the next several hours enjoying this.  Not to mention that flights are becoming increasingly more expensive and dealing with the hassle of an airport can be a nightmare, especially with young children.  Skipping the airport without sacrificing your beach time sounds too good to be true, but Glennifer Lake boasts 5,000 feet of beautiful shoreline and with the temperatures being as gloriously hot as they have been for the past several weeks, that 5,000 feet of beach is the perfect place to kick off your sandals and get your tan on.  And the best part about it is you can skip the entire plane ride!
Besides saving on flights, the resort itself is a much more cost effective way to enjoy a handful of vacation days, or even several weeks of leisure time.  Taking away the rather expensive cost and hours spent on travel leaves more wiggle room to book longer “staycations” with your family, and who doesn’t appreciate more quality time with our loved ones?  The properties available to rent with Paradise Realty are well kept and many of them back onto the full length, 9-hole golf course and several rental properties are even beachfront!
If the 3,300-yard 9-hole golf course, which meanders through the entire property, didn’t catch your eye, perhaps the tennis and basketball courts will!  Beach volleyball is also a resort favourite and numerous social events are held in the community, including BBQs, beach parties and an annual golf tournament.  Perhaps water sports are more your thing and Glennifer Lake is the perfect place to play as there is much less traffic on the water as opposed to other lakes in Alberta.  Boating and sailing are popular activities and several boating slips are available for rent.  And if all this still doesn’t seem quite enticing enough, the General Store on the property has a wide variety of ice cream to choose from when the warm weather calls for cold treats.
If a “staycation” is something you’ve always wanted to try but never got around to, maybe Glennifer Lake Resort can welcome you to a home away from home that allows you to cut the vacation travel time, but not the vacation feel.  With so many different activities to choose from, be it boating in the late afternoon with your kids, or lounging by the pool with your girlfriend, book a staycation with Glennifer Lake and experience first class relaxation in Alberta.  What are you waiting for?

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August 2016

All About Phase 7

Did you know that Gleniffer Lake has been under development the last thirty years? It’s true! But all that work is finally coming to an end. The seventh, and final, phase is about to finish, and that means this may be the last great opportunity to purchase the lakeside property you’ve been dreaming of. While we know a lot of Albertans who would love to have their vacation property here at Gleniffer Lake, our community has decided there won’t be any more development in our area, so once the properties are sold, they’re gone.

Affordable Paradise.

Over the last few years, Albertans with their eyes on Gleniffer Lake have been patiently waiting for phase 7 to finish. They knew that this phase was their best chance at getting their perfect piece of paradise. Located securely within our gated community, phase 7 lots offer a gorgeous view of the lake, a convenient location to the local amenities, and all the luxuries of the city (gas, water, sewer, and power) at your lakeside cottage.

Build the Home you Want.

Whether you adore the style and design of a country house, a rustic cottage, or a modern, luxury home, you can have it at Gleniffer Lake. Your paradise can be built on-site or off and there’s no build-time commitment. Take your time to decide exactly what sort of property you want, and then have the home constructed on your own schedule. As a proud, phase 7 buyer, you’ll also be privileged with the opportunity to build a garage — much to the envy of your neighbours living in earlier phases.
Paradise Realty at Gleniffer Lake is proud to offer Albertans the opportunity to find the perfect retirement or vacation home. We know that one look at our crystal clear lake, sandy beaches, beautiful golf course, and secure gated community will have you hooked on the idea of living on Alberta’s best, year-round, lakeside resort. It’s a privilege to live here at Gleniffer Lake, and I can’t wait to introduce new members to our splendid community. Book an appointment with me to come see the surprisingly affordable phase 7 lots now available for purchase!