High River, Alberta : Sunshine Lake
Canada travel, tourism guide - Foothills Country
( walking, birdwatching, biking, jogging, picnicking, roller blading )
Sunshine Lake is a recreation and activity destination located in the community of High River, Alberta, Canada in the Southern Alberta Foothills of Canada. The lake park is a well maintained park situated near neighbourhoods and located east of the Little Bow Canal.
The loop pathway is considered an easy-going, level pathway measuring approximately about 1.5 kilometres. Much of the pathway is exposed to the elements with little shade provided. Bring sunglasses and a hat.
The pathway looping around Sunshine Lake connects to - and is part of - the Happy Trails Pathway. The Happy Trails Pathway explores the community of High River, Alberta east to west.
The pathway in the Sunshine Lake area, the lake itself, the large sprawling grass lawns, the sightseeing benches and the Happy Trails Pathway provide an opportunity for many activities in High River, Alberta.
Some of the more popular activities enjoyed in the Sunshine Lake area include walking, biking, jogging, birdwatching, roller blading and picnicking. The pathway is also baby stroller and wheelchair friendly.
Sunshine Lake also includes a playground for children, a lookout viewpoint with views of the lake and a picnic shelter for picnicking.
Next to Sunshine Lake the Happy Trails Pathway connects to another day use area called Emerson Lake.
How to Get to Sunshine Lake
Travel to the community of High River, Alberta, Canada. From downtown High River travel north on Centre Street to 2nd Avenue SE and turn right (east). Continue on 2nd Ave (pass Hwy #2a and over the Little Bow Canal) to 9 Avenue SE and take a right (south). Continue south to 8th Ave and take a right to the day use area.