Hot temperatures and a fully thawed lake brought out many residents to lakeshore over the May long weekend for some much needed sunshine.
Though the sunny weekend brought in temperatures in the low 20C, the lake was not as busy as the Victoria Day weekend usually is.
This is due to gathering restrictions being in place, and the Town of Sylvan Lake requesting visitors stay home for the time being.
To deter visitors, the Town has blocked off the lakeside parking lots. These initiatives are expected to stay in place until the Province gives directive to Albertans and municipalities on COVID-19 restrictions.
Some amenities opened up over the weekend, such as the Sylvan Lake Dog Park. Restrictions on businesses were also lessened going into the long weekend, as could be seen by the small number of customers seen on restaurant patios.
Playgrounds are not open at this time, and are not expected to reopen until Phase 2 of the Province’s reopening plan.