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Sylvan Lake

The perfect location for the True North Triathlon Festival. 

Race. Community. Vacation. Friends and Family. 

Sylvan Lake is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 25 kilometres west of the City of Red Deer along Highway 11 or Highway 11A. It is situated on the southeast edge of Sylvan Lake, a 15-kilometre-long freshwater lake, in Red Deer County.

It is just over a 90 minute drive from Calgary to Sylvan Lake, and about an hour and 45 minutes from Edmonton. 

Sylvan Lake is a thriving hub of activity for families, seniors, and individuals of all ages. There are schools, churches, plenty of shopping options, and year round activities.

Sylvan Lake has a long history as a popular resort town. Because of the beautiful lake and the well-developed waterfront, tourism has been Sylvan Lake’s biggest draw since it incorporated in 1913. The town attracts over 761, 000 visitors every summer. Year round guests of the community enjoy activities and amenities such as outdoor waterslides, a marina with water sport rentals, swimming, and golfing. 

Waterfront restaurants and shops are popular attractions, with something for everyone.

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What is Sylvan Lake’s elevation?

Sylvan Lake has an elevation of 945 meters (3,196 ft). 


What is the expected air temperature in July in Sylvan Lake?

Based on historical averages July in Sylvan Lake has an average temperature of 15°C (58°F), with an average high temperature of 22°C (72°F) and an average low of 9°C (47°F) and an average of 61 mm of precipitation.

The average wind speed for July is 12km per hour (7.6 miles per hour) to 12km per hour (7.1 miles per hour). During the daytime Sylvan Lake has a mean relative humidity of 20% (dry) in July.

In 2020 the temperatures reached a high of 25°C (77 °F) during race week.


What is the expected water temperature in July in Sylvan Lake?

The average water temperature ranges from 18°C (64°F) in Sylvan Lake in July.


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The calm waters  of the swim start. The water temperature stays around 15 degrees all summer long.

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The waterfront setting is the perfect spot for an epic transition location. 

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The scenic run course follows the Sylvan Lake waterfront and is very spectator friendly.

The bike course features beautiful rolling backroads through rural Alberta.

Sylvan Lake has something for the whole family to enjoy during your stay. 

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