Summertime is when kids get to expend all that excess energy they’ve built up over the school year. This means running around in the sunshine for hours on end, water fights in the heat, and generally just being kids in the outdoors. But sometimes it’s hard to be outside when living in the busy and crowded city. If you and the kids have been cooped up this summer and need an excuse to get outside, a summer beach vacation might be just what the family needs. This doesn’t mean you need to fly out to the tropics or the Caribbean to find a good beachfront resort. Gleniffer Lake Resort might just be the perfect “staycation” spot for you and the kids before school starts!
The nice thing about Gleniffer Lake is it’s a beachfront resort that you can get to without breaking the bank. The resort is a short commute from most of Alberta’s central cities and shorter travel time means less activities you need to plan to keep the kids occupied. Situated 2 hours south of Edmonton, 75 minutes north of Calgary and a short 35 minutes southwest of Red Deer, Gleniffer Lake is so easily accessible it’s almost laughable. The gated community is safe, family friendly and boasts summer activities for everyone.
With an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis courts, a basketball court, a baseball diamond, two playgrounds and an off-leash field for the dog, you’ll be sure to find something to keep you busy. But the real draw is the Gleniffer Lake beach. With over a kilometer and a half of gorgeous sand, the beach is the highlight for many families that visit the resort. Sandcastle building competitions with the kids and water fights in the clean, clear waters of Gleniffer Lake is a favourite of both adult and kid vacationers. After those long days of play at the beach, you can find Foothills Creamery Ice Cream at the general store along with DVD rentals for a family movie night.
Spending quality time with kids on a summer staycation is still possible before summer wraps up. Whether you choose to spend a week or every weekend at Gleniffer Lake this August, you deserve that beach vacation without the stress of travelling or the hefty expenses. Not only does Gleniffer Lake have all the amenities you could want, but the community holds Monday to Thursday yoga practices and a walking club meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The events calendar helps you plan your week if you’d like to do more than just be a beach bum, though beach bumming is encouraged. However you decide to spend your staycation with the family at Gleniffer Lake, it will be a summer vacation the kids will be talking about well into the school year!