What to do and see in Slave Lake, Canada: The Best Places and Tips

December 9, 2017 Russell Mellin

Slave Lake is a small town in northern Alberta, Canada about 200 km northwest of Edmonton and a similar distance southwest of Fort McMurray. It is located on the southeast shore of Lesser Slave Lake, at the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 88, in the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124.
Restaurants in Slave Lake

1. Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park

Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park

Reviewed By SamuraiFerret - Edmonton, Canada

Last week we went camping at Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park. Our original plan was to head out to Vancouver Island; we sure are glad we stayed in Alberta! The lake is beautiful and the facilities for camping are excellent. The beach is rocky and you may need to make a bit of a hike to find a clear spot, but it was worth it. The water is so clean (algae free) and calm; you can fish, canoe, swim or just wade around. The camp ground is clean and well maintained. Bring firewood if you can; they sell it there but the wood can be damp. Bring your bike and take a ride or grab a daypack and go for a little hike. Being only a three hour drive, it is a hidden jewel in Alberta!

2. Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

19 KM North of Slave Lake, Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada
Excellent
78%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
11%
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

Reviewed By Gazorninplat - Edmonton

The BCBC is definitely worth a visit when you're in the Slave Lake area. It's a small but modern museum nestled in the forest. The building is beautiful with many interactive displays and exhibits. There's a big craft room for the kids and a reasonably-priced gift shop. The grounds has several short hiking loops for enjoying nature and seeing birds in the area. Staff is friendly and helpful. A real hidden gem! Tripadvisor didn't even have an entry for it yet! No entry fee, with donations requested.

3. Lesser Slave Lake

Bicentennial Highway 88, Slave Lake, Alberta T0G 2M0, Canada
Excellent
64%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Lesser Slave Lake

Reviewed By 836eldent - Calgary, Canada

This is one of the nicest lakes in Alberta and yet the lake isn't over crowded like most of the other lakes in central Alberta.
You can walk out forever, and the sandbars are amazing as you can find yourself up to you shoulders one minute and the next even farther out you have water by your knee's
Love this lake, but be cautious if a big wind comes up, as it becomes rough real fast.

4. Dog Island Brewing

250 Caribou Trail | Box 1753, Slave Lake, Alberta T0G 2A0, Canada +1 780-666-4777
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 3 reviews

Dog Island Brewing

Dog Island Brewing is a True North Craft Beer Experience. Come by and enjoy the fruits of our labour, and tag along with us on our journey to take over as Alberta's Top Craft Brewing experience.

Reviewed By wendymacintosh1

A very friendly environment to either purchase your beer or sit and chat while having a brew! Anxious for them to start renovating and opening up their outdoor patio this spring.Thanks for stopping by Wendy! Glad you enjoyed the atmosphere.

5. Gilwood Golf and Country Club

Hwy 88 Connector | Lesser Slave Provincial Park, Slave Lake, Alberta T0G 2A0, Canada +1 780-849-4389
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Gilwood Golf and Country Club

A 18 hole public golf course located in the Lesser Slave Lake provincial park. Surround yourself in the boreal forest right next to the beautiful Lesser Slave Lake. We have a fully serviced pro shop and provide club and power cart rentals. We also have a fully licensed restaurant where you can unwind after your round on the deck or enjoy a unique dining experience.

Reviewed By Nicola R - Slave Lake, Canada

Chef Tony is an asset to this community which is sadly lacking in local and creative restaurants. Boasting a wide range of western craft beers and featuring daily lunch and dinner specials, this is a spot not to be missed! Everything house made. I highly recommend the beet salad and chicken burger with bacon jam and the creme caramel. Oh, you can also golf here. I just come for the food!

6. Mike's Kayak Shak

912 8th Street Nortwest, Slave Lake, Alberta T0G 2A1, Canada +1 780-805-6298

Rentals of single kayaks, double kayaks, fishing kayaks and stand up paddle boards for Slave Lake and surrounding area.

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