2021 Blogs

Why Our Lake Is Special

It’s not just because we have such a wonderful community, but that definitely plays a big part! Gleniffer Lake Resort and Golf Course is a special home away from home for many snowbirds and families alike, offering some of the best summer lake activities around in a low-traffic community. And why is that? Because we have some of the cleanest, clearest waters in central Alberta. Here are a few other reasons our lake is so special!


Gleniffer Lake is a deep, river-fed body of water that spans almost seven kilometres long and two kilometres wide. It’s a little slice of heaven for those who enjoy a day of sailing or boating and we’re excited to be able to rent slips for your crafts while you stay with us. The immaculate waters are blue-green, algae free and we’re dedicated to keeping it clean and clear for you to enjoy swimming, floating and playing. The lake offers almost 5,000 feet of clean, sandy shoreline, perfect for sandcastle competitions with the grandkids! Or maybe this is the year you take your kids fishing! Gleniffer Lake might just be the perfect place to learn, with a healthy population of walleye, pike and trout to teach the youngsters the art of catch and release. Whatever water activities you have planned for your summer, Gleniffer Lake is sure to provide the perfect setting for your family!

Lakeside vacationing, including camping, is what makes Gleniffer Lake so special. It’s the people that live here and the people that have yet to move here that make it such a terrific place to live or vacation. Join us this summer at one of our lovely rental properties and bring your furry friends! Our pet-friendly rentals are perfect for those summer vacations with the entire family. We can’t wait for you to come to stay with us!

2021 Blogs

What Gleniffer Lake Resort Has to Offer

We know that what everyone is craving right now is a good old-fashioned vacation or just an excuse to escape the difficulties we’ve been facing over the past year. That’s why we want to invite you to join us this summer for a vacation so close to home you can drive there! Join us at Gleniffer Lake Resort this summer!


Conveniently located 75 minutes from Calgary and two hours from Edmonton, Gleniffer Lake is a safe, secure gated community nestled in the beautiful countryside of central Alberta. Known for our beautiful shoreline and our crystal clear waters, the lake itself is perfect for boaters, sailors and sunbathers alike! The nearly five thousand feet of sandy shoreline is a perfect place to relax with your family this summer, especially after the brutal cold we’ve had lately. Just imagine the heat from the sun as you dip your toes in the lake, building sandcastles to your heart’s content with the kids. You don’t have to fly to achieve a beachside vacation!


Perhaps you and your partner are golfers. Wouldn’t you know Gleniffer Lake has an impressive 9 hole course and gorgeous putting greens for both pros and beginners to enjoy? But don’t worry if golf isn’t your thing – we’ve got a baseball diamond, tennis and basketball courts and beach volleyball to choose from too! Once you’ve had a day at play, we’ve got an indoor and an outdoor pool as well as our hot tub for you to relax and enjoy! We’ve even got you covered on dinner – The Landing is our onsite restaurant, full of flavour and gorgeous views of the lake.

There’s plenty to keep you and the kids occupied this summer at Gleniffer Lake Resort, all we’re missing is you! Check out our gorgeous rental properties and start planning your 2021 summer vacation with us today!

2021 Blogs

Pre-Booking Vacation Rentals for Summer!

It might seem too early to be thinking about summer vacation, but trust us when we say that most Albertans have been dreaming about a summer vacation since last summer! We know we sure have! If you’re looking for a beach to lounge on during the warm months of 2021 and don’t want to risk flying, have we got a spot for you. Join us at Gleniffer Lake Resort this summer and pre-book your perfect rental!


It’s easy to see why Gleniffer Lake Resort is the number one choice for many vacationing Albertans, and not just because of its proximity to both Edmonton and Calgary. Though it is only two hours south of the capital city and only 75 mins north west of Calgary, Gleniffer Lake is most well known for its nearly 5,000 feet of pristine, sandy shoreline. Perfect for those of us who love sunbathing, sandcastle building and swimming! Did we mention we also have a wonderfully challenging 9 hole golf course and the most gorgeous putting greens, sure to please beginners and pros alike? With many other amenities, including fitness facilities, a games room, a hot tub, a fully licensed restaurant that looks over the lake and a convenience store to pick up that last minute afternoon ice cream, it’s no surprise that we’re already starting to book for our 2021 summer season. Whether you’re looking to escape for a solo golfing trip or you want to vacation with the kids, we’ve got a perfect cottage rental for you. And don’t worry about leaving the dog home alone, we’ve got pet friendly rentals as well as an off leash park on site!

Though we may not be Hawaii, Gleniffer Lake Resort is a safe and affordable option for those still craving that summer vacation this year while being able to play it safe. Book your upcoming summer vacation with us today, we’ll make it a summer to remember!


Thanksgiving at Gleniffer Lake

The time of turkey dinners, pumpkin pie and warm company is upon us once again! We count ourselves lucky the cold hasn’t gripped us too hard yet and it’s one of the many things we’re thankful for here at Gleniffer Lake. If you haven’t heard of our year round, friendly, gated community, it’s time we introduced ourselves!
At Gleniffer Lake, there’s no shortage of things to be thankful for. While summertime is our high season, we still see family getaways and staycations well into September and sometimes even into early October. Getting away from the hustle of the city is a must and what better place to escape than a resort basically in your backyard? The gated community is situated 75 minutes north of Calgary, just under two hours south of Edmonton and a quick 35 minute drive from Red Deer. We have tons of recreational activities to keep you and the kids busy, including an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis courts, a baseball diamond and basketball courts. Did we mention that our 9 hole golf course is a hit in the summer? These are just some of the amenities you can expect to enjoy next time you visit Gleniffer Lake!

Though the warm weather may be over, it’s never too early to think about where you’re going to spend your summer next year! Make summer 2020 one to remember and check out our amazing rental opportunities! From all of us at Gleniffer Lake, we want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and we hope to see you next year!

August 2019

Gleniffer Lake – A Snowbird’s Paradise

It comes as no surprise to anyone that spending winter in Alberta isn’t on any retiree’s bucket list. But while we old birds love to travel to warmer shores during those snowy, bitter months, what about when it’s summer time here at home? Did you know that don’t have to travel out of province to find a little slice of sandy heaven? A seventy-five minute commute out of Calgary or a two hour trip south of Edmonton, Gleniffer Lake offers a special kind of paradise that’s basically in our backyards. Here’s how you can have a taste of that beachfront getaway without having to travel thousands of miles!
Though it might not be the Caribbean, shoreside at Gleniffer Lake is the next best thing. The clean, crystal clear waters are perfect for every water activity you can think of. Sand castle competitions with the grandkids are possible every weekend of their summer vacation on the nearly five thousand feet of pristine shoreline. You can finally fulfill your dream of sailing or simply spend a lazy summer day on the water, or you can fish to your heart’s content for rainbow trout. The local residents have found a special kind of peace fishing out here at Gleniffer Lake and you might want to come see what they’re talking about! With boat slips available for purchase or for rent, it’s so easy to slip right into the captain’s chair of your perfect summer.
If you don’t want to get your feet wet, there’s plenty of other things to do on the resort. Our challenging 9 hole golf course and gorgeous putting greens are sure to please pros and beginners alike. If you love being in the sport rather than just watching, we’ve got a baseball diamond, tennis and basketball courts and beach volleyball to keep you limber. Once the game is over, you can visit our general store, which is open all year long, and treat you and your teammates to ice cream.

Gleniffer Lake might just be your new summer home. You’ll be close to the kids and grandkids while still holding true to your vision of a beachside resort. If you’re looking to purchase, we have many gorgeous lots for you to choose from and you can take a peek at what’s available here. If you aren’t quite sold yet, we encourage you to rent one of our properties first. We know you’ll fall in love with the community and the lake and we can’t wait to help you make Gleniffer Lake your new home away from home!