Chestermere Landing: A beautiful and fun recreational experience

by • August 30, 2016 • Community

Only 20 minutes from downtown Calgary

When you’re looking for a relaxing and recreational oasis, where do you go?

Have you considered Chestermere Landing in the City of Chestermere? It’s known as Alberta’s Oasis and definitely lives up to its name.

Few people realize the beauty of Chestermere Lake and that it’s close by.

Perhaps, you never think of Chestermere when looking for:

  • a beautiful place to swim at a local beach,
  • paddleboard,
  • romantic dinner date or
  • an ice cream with family and friends.

Marina at Chestermere Landing

Did you know the crisp clear waters of the Bow River flow through Chestermere Lake?

In this article, you’ll learn about Chestermere Landing, a year-round facility located right on the shore of the flowing waters of Chestermere Lake.

According to John Kittler, Manager and Owner of Chestermere Landing, “visitors who come to Chestermere Lake are surprised at the beauty, amenities and variety of outdoor activities at the Lake.”

“Once visitors find us, they come back again and again,” says Kittler.

Here are few things you can do at Chestermere Landing:


Have ice cream on the dock

Chestermere landing ice cream

What could be more awesome than enjoying an ice-cream cone right by the lake?

Dip your feet in the water.

Watch the boats go by.

Children love to sit in a boat while enjoying their ice cream.

The Dockside Ice Cream Bar at Chestermere Landing serves premium ice cream supplied by Foothills Creamery.

Hours: Mon-Tue 4 pm – 9 pm and Wed-Sun Noon – 9:00 pm.

Open for ice cream late spring, summer and early fall.

They are very generous with their scoops!!


Want to try paddleboarding, paddleboating or kayaking?

Rent a paddleboard, paddleboat or kayak from Hyperactive Watersports, and enjoy the last days of summer on the water on Chestermere Lake.

Beginners are welcome.

You can have fun with the locals on the water at The Marina or watch the fun from the amazing Dockside Bar and Grill Patio.

Open spring, summer and fall, weather permitting.

Email for more information or phone 403-277-9118.

Fed by the waters of the Bow River, Chestermere Lake is not affected by blue algal blooms that often make other Alberta lakes unsafe for water recreation.

Romantic date night on the dock

Chestermere landing waterfront

Chestermere Landing has a marine style pub, the Dockside Bar and Grill, (for 18+) with a tremendous view of the lake.

The bar features an abundance of ambiance including:

  • a fireplace beside cozy seating (it makes for an awesome date during the winter after a skate on the pond).
  • patio with stunning views of the lake for those warmer days
  • peaceful setting
  • awesome bar food (think huge hamburgers) made by Chef Edward Braybrook
  • retro signage reminiscent of the early cabin days of Chestermere Lake
  • classic original wakeboards
  • vintage wood waterskis

Open year-round.


Arrive by boat for an evening nightcap

If you have your own boat, come enjoy the lake and then pull up to the dock for an evening nightcap.

Free short-term moorage for boats while you visit the Dockside Bar and Grill and Dockside Ice Cream Bar.

If you own a boat, the Hyperactive Marina has boat lifts available.

You can leave the boat and enjoy the lake without the hassle of trailering and launching.

Phone 403-277-9118 to reserve your spot.


Your special event lakeside

Chestermere landing events

How about hosting that next special business or family event at the Chestermere Landing Events Centre? It offers:

  • west facing views overlooking the mountains
  • serene lake backdrop
  • yacht-club design inspired main floor banquet room
  • guest capacity up to 140 persons
  • huge outdoor patio
  • top floor hall with warm colours and cathedral style ceilings

Open year-round.


Chestermere Landing’s culinary team and service

Chestermere landing restaurant

Chef Edward and his staff create extraordinary meals suited to the size and style of every unique event.

Food options range from lakeside barbecue fare, to buffets, and plated multi-course dinners.

They create and serve meals that are delicious and home-made.

They provide a memorable lakeside dining experience.

Chef Edward and his staff work year-round.


Bike to Chestermere Landing from Calgary

Chestermere landing biking

While in Chestermere, take some time to enjoy the walking and biking paths that will take you through spectacular scenery along the 4.8 km long lake, streams and small waterfalls.

You can even bike all the way to Chestermere by the pathway along the Western Irrigation District, irrigation canal.


On a final note

The City of Chestermere is one of Alberta’s fastest growing municipalities.

When you see Chestermere Landing and the picturesque lake setting, it’s easy to see why.

Chestermere has rapidly evolved from a lakeside summer village into a dynamic, relaxing and recreational centre for almost 20,000 residents.

It truly is Alberta’s Oasis.

Shari Fenn is a Canadian storyteller, inbound content writer and owner of Cross Communications Inc.



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4 Responses

  1. Myriam says:

    Paddleboading is a lot harder than it looks, but its a lot of fun too. I highly recommend renting a board and giving it a try. Chestermere Landing is the perfect spot o give it a go.

  2. Paul Graham says:

    Great piece on Chestermere, and the landing, for the people who have lived here for many years, it was always the best kept secret for sure, and for the lucky ones living here, many hours of enjoyment.
    John and his wife, along with the staff, have a great business, and it’s nice to see many people coming here and enjoying the facility, John has done a great job of incorporating the facility into the community, he does a lot of local promotion, which in turn, brings people out here, and I am sure many of those people end up purchasing property here as well, great for the community.
    The car show last weekend was another great vehicle, that brings even more people out to Chestermere promoting the local community, and again, John, along with many other volunteer’s put on a great show, hats off to our tremendous community spirit.

  3. Mary Lee says:

    Looks like a beautiful community. A place to relax and enjoy the views, as well as good food .
    May visit someday soon.

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