About Sikome Lake, Calgary
Sikome Aquatic Facility or Sikome Lake Calgary is a man made lake located within the Fish Creek Provincial Park, and is part of the Bow River basin. It also functions as swimming area, open during the summer as a public beach. The Lake was established in 1978.
The beach is staffed by Alberta Provincial Parks aquatic staff. During the winter the water is drained, and it takes about three weeks to refill the lake every spring.
During the season, the entire body of water is refreshed once every 8 days through an on-location water treatment plant. The lake measures 0.44 sq km in area and is ~ 7 ft deep.
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What to do at Sikome Lake?
Things to do at Sikome Lake
Grab your beach umbrellas, and have a fun day with your family at this lake (essentially a big outdoor swimming pool) with sandy shores in the Fish Creek Provincial Park and have a picnic with barbeques in the area provided.
Swimming lessons for children and youth are offered.
The park also offers drop-in programs for adults and youth which is FREE with paid admission.
There are play grounds for children.
Ice creams and chips are available from concession stands on busy days.
Who is it for?
Children ages 0-12 years must be accompanied by an adult (18+) while inside the facility.
Sikome has a beach wheelchair for loan, available at the main (north) entrance building.
How to get to Sikome Lake?
Sikome Lake location & directions
The Sikome aquatic facility can be accessed by Bow Bottom Trail S.E. or Sun Valley Boulevard S.E. off Highway 22x. Route 78 Calgary transit (please recheck before traveling) serves sikome lake with stop number 6560 (~ one kilometer walk to the lake).
GPS :In DMS : N 50° 53′ 56.2056″ W -114° 0′ 56.4618″; In DD: 50.898946,-114.015684. (directions)
How long will it take to visit Sikome Lake?
Time Required to Visit Sikome Lake- Two hours to half a day.
How much to see Sikome Lake ?
Sikome Lake Admission / Rates
Family (up to 2 adults and children living at the same residence): $10
Persons with disabilities (Aides enter for free): $2
Adult (18-64): $5
Senior (65+): $4
Child (6-17) :$3
Child (0-5): Free
Season Pass: Family: $100; Others – see the website.
Sikome accepts the Cultural Access Pass for new Canadian citizens and the Calgary Fee Assistance Card.
How to buy tickets?
Buy day passes at the Sikome north and south gates with cash, debit or credit card.
Purchase season passes at the north gate (cash, debit or credit card).
When to visit Sikome Lake?
Sikome Lake Hours
As a result of ongoing efforts to limit the vectors of transmission for COVID-19, Alberta Parks will not be opening Sikome Aquatic Facility in 2020. Info
Open seasonally for approximately 70 days from mid-June to the September long weekend.
The opening date varies each year.
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m (Gates locked), seven days a week during operating season.
What about Amenities, Access & Parking at Sikome Lake?
No pets allowed. Service dogs allowed.
Those who don’t know how to swim and children under 7 years of age should wear a life jacket in the water. There are NO lifeguards.
Restrooms. Showers. First-aid station.
Changing rooms.Concession stands.
Propane gas barbeques area permitted on the grassed areas within the Sikome Aquatic Facility. Briquette barbeques are restricted to sites such as picnic areas with fire rings for hot coal disposal. Wheel chair accessible.
Only small inflatables and beach toys are allowed. No hard-bottom boats, large rafts or stand-up paddle boards.