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Chestermere Lake

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Relax & Enjoy the Water 

Chestermere Lake is a beautiful, 4.8 km long lake that provides many opportunities for residents to relax and enjoy the water.


Notices:

  • Boat Launch: The Boat Launch will be open from May 8 - October 12.
  • Water Quality: City staff take samples of the lake water in 4 locations each week and send them for testing to Alberta Health Services. If water quality concerns are found, the City will notify the public on the homepage of the website and the City's Facebook page. For more information, visit www.albertahealthservices.ca.
  • Rescue Services Unavailable: Lake and ice rescue is not available on Chestermere Lake. You use the lake in any season at your own risk. Please note that it is never recommended that you venture onto lake ice of any thickness.
  • Mussels: Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers from entering Chestermere Lake! Learn more about protecting our waters.

Summer Activities

Boating:  

Boaters are welcome on Chestermere Lake. Check out the Boat Launch page for information on how to get on the water and then feel free to enjoy the wind in your hair, get out on a wakeboard, waterskiis, or tubes.

While we invite you to enjoy all of these activities on the south end of the lake, the speed limit north of the bridge is 15 km / h. Please abide by all boating rules and regulations. 
Boating on Chestermere Lake 
Non-motorized Boating:

While motor boats are popular on the lake, you are also welcome to use non motorized boats such as canoes, kayaks, sailboats, paddleboats, and many more. There is currently no rental service in Chestermere so you need to bring your own watercraft. Launching small, portable, non motorized boats (i.e. kayaks, canoes, etc) is free to residents and visitors.



Fishing 
Sailing on Chestermere Lake
Fishing is welcome on Chestermere Lake. There have been several very large fish that have been caught in the lake and the next one could be yours. Be sure to get your fishing licence before you cast your line.
 


Enjoy a Lakeside Picnic or BBQ 

There are several lakeside parks in Chestermere that are available to the public. Check out our Parks and Pathways page to find the parks that have a boardwalk, beach volleyball, picnic facilities, and BBQs.
Picnic at Chestermere Lake

Swimming

Buoys are placed near the parks during the summer (Sunset, Anniversary and John Peake Park) that mark shoreline areas that can be used for swimming. Please be advised that you swim at your own risk.  There are no lifeguards on duty and there is no water rescue service provided on Chestermere Lake.
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Businesses on the Lake
If you are interested in further instruction or opportunities on the lake provided by local businesses, check out the following:

       

Lake Used for Irrigation
The lake is still actively used as a reservoir for irrigation canals that run along the north and south ends of the lake. As such, the Western Irrigation District (WID) is able to control the water levels. You can view current elevation details on their website at http://www.wid.net/LakeLevel.html. 

The lake water is raised in the early spring (usually mid to late April) and is lowered shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday. If you have any questions about the lake water levels, please contact the WID at (403) 934-3542.