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Summer days spent lazing on white sand beaches, fishing for northern pike in crystal clear waters, and hiking through Boreal forest to mountain peaks – what more could you want? If you head to Slave Lake you can spend long sunny days exploring the great outdoors around sparkly Lesser Slave Lake. If you’re around in winter, walking trails are transformed into powder snow-covered cross-country ski and sledging tracks, ripe for adventuring.

Things to see

Slave Lake’s a spot for recreation among the lakes, Boreal forest, and the big skies of northern Alberta. The town’s all about heading outdoors, so grab your golf clubs for a round on the fairways of Gilwood Golf and Country Club, an 18-hole course just 9km north of town, or pop on your hiking boots to stroll the 3km of paved trails that lead out of town to the white sands of Devonshire Beach. Lesser Slave Lake’s a haven for boaters, fishing fanatics and beach lovers. Its glistening white sand beaches, including 7km in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, are hotbed for sun lovers in summer, when families hit the shores to picnic and frolic around in the cooling water. If you’re an avid nature spotter, take a boat to Dog Island, home to a pair of bald eagles and a breeding ground for white pelicans.

Hotels in Slave Lake

Slave Lake hotels range from 2-star motels to 3-star hotels and inns. You’ll likely be spending most of your time outdoors, but even so Slave Lake’s lodging options are comfortable and modern. Even many cheap hotels offer clean, functional rooms with amenities like WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, and flat screen TVs. If you do fancy spending a bit extra, larger 3-star hotels often have extra facilities like an on-site gym and large breakfast room. Most hotels get busy in summer, so make sure you pre-book at this time of year.

Where to stay

Slave Lake’s small enough that you’ll never be too far from restaurants and stores. Highway 2 is a major thoroughfare from Edmonton. It skirts town to the south and is the best spot for motels and discount hotels. If you’re a light sleeper you may prefer to choose a hotel away from the main road. There are plenty scattered around Slave Lake’s residential streets. Quite a few are located near Main Street where you’ll find plenty of amenities including shops, fast food joints, and restaurants. If you plan on spending time at Devonshire Beach, you might be best staying on the north side of town as it’s a bit nearer.

How to get to Slave Lake

Edmonton’s the closest major transportation hub with a major international airport, train and bus stations. You can rent a vehicle at the airport or in town. Slave Lake’s around a 3 hour drive from Edmonton via Hwy 44 and Hwy 2. The town’s located at the intersection of Hwy 2 and Hwy 88. If you prefer to take a bus from Edmonton to Slave Lake, you can take the Northern Express Bus Line, which also links the town to Peace River, Grande Prairie and High Lake. Once in town it’s easy to nip about in a car to get from place to place.