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West Lake Provincial Park
About This Park
West Lake is a day-use park where visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, and hiking and, in the winter, cross-country skiing and tobogganing. A boaters beach complete with picnic tables, pit toilets and fire pits has been developed for boaters and water skiers. A swimming area is sectioned off. There is a volleyball net and horseshoe pit in the main day-use area. A group picnic site (capacity 100) with pit toilets and a picnic shelter with wood stove, horseshoe pits, fire circle and play field is available.
The special features of this park include a beach, wildlife viewing, water sports and hiking.
Established Date: January 30, 1981
Park Size: 256 hectares
Know Before You Go
- The launching of boats equipped with above water exhaust motors is prohibited in the park. Motorized boats must remain outside the boundary line between the orange markers.
- Safe swimming practices are a must! Visitors are encouraged to remain within the designated area. Please refer to the water safety zones, As no lifeguard on duty, children should be watched at all times and solo swimming should be avoided.
- The consumption of alcohol in a public place (all areas of the park) is prohibited.
- For safety reasons, firearms are not permitted in the park. West Lake is closed to hunting.
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Activities Available at this Park
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Facilities Available at this Park
Some facilities in the park are wheelchair-accessible.
West Lake’s day-use area has all the ingredients for an ideal family outing. Sunbathers will find a perfect spot to spread a blanket on the expansive sandy beach or under the shady cottonwood trees. Nearby change houses and picnic tables make it easy to spend an entire day enjoying this beautiful setting. Parents can relax in the picnic area while watching the children at the water’s edge nearby. For energetic visitors looking for a little light-hearted competition, a play field, volleyball net and horseshoe pitches are provided.
For groups, two picnic areas are available. A wood stove, horseshoe pitches, and a playfield make year-round fun available for groups of up to 100. One of the shelters is enclosed for optimum use in winter and on cool days and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The other shelter can be reserved for group use by calling the Parks and Protected Areas Regional Office.