Gull Lake and Central Alberta
Meridian Beach is a cottage community nestled on the gently sloped shores of Gull Lake. Boasting clear water and sandy beaches, this is a large lake in central Alberta, with over 50 kilometres of shoreline and a surface area of 80 square kilometres. County development controls have restricted Gull Lake’s development to about 25% of the shoreline, so life here is much quieter than at nearby Sylvan and Pigeon Lakes. Gull Lake is located in central Alberta’s parkland area with large amounts of native forest cover and picturesque rolling countryside. Most of Meridian Beach has a strong treed character and some lots are entirely covered by trees.
Gull Lake is much larger than the better-known Sylvan Lake so it offers more peace and more room to do what you want. Spring-and-stream fed, Gull Lake has a stabilization system to pump water from the Blindman River to maintain its level. Gull Lake offers natural beauty and recreation opportunities that are unmatched. Because Meridian Beach is situated on the northeast shore, our sunsets are legendary. Nearby are the full-service communities of Ponoka, Rimbey, Lacombe, Bentley and Red Deer where festivals, rodeos, shopping, dining and entertainment options are as endless as the Alberta sky. The region’s climate offers hot summers and dazzling sun-drenched winters.
Come explore Central Alberta!
Bentley Town and Country Fair and Ag Rodeo - Early August
Ponoka Stampede - The second biggest rodeo in Alberta late June to early July www.ponokastampede.com
Lacombe Days - Parade and fair mid July www.lacombedays.ca
Bentley: Saturdays 1:30pm to 3:30pm May 19 - September 1
Rimbey: Farmers Market Saturdays 9:30am to 11:30am May 5 - October 6,
Lacombe: Market Fridays 9am to 1pm May 18 - October 5
Lily farm - North of Bentley.
Antique shopping - Bentley, Lacombe, Ponoka and Wetaskiwin offer great antique shopping.
Golf - There are more than ten golf courses close by http://www.golf-courses.ca/canada-golf-courses-regional-76.html
Transportation Museum - The provincial Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin is a major attraction and there is extensive antique shopping there. www.history.alberta.ca/reynolds/
Saskatoon Berry Farm - 4 km away where you can pick your own or buy them already picked.
River Rafting - The Red Deer, Blindman and Battle rivers are all close by with rafting and canoeing opportunities.
Medicine Lodge Ski Hill - Approximately 15 kilometers south of Rimbey on Highway 12. This natural ski hill offers 10 runs ranging from beginner to advanced.
Rimbey Paskapoo Historical Park - Truck, train & tractor museum www.paskapoopark.com