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Sikome Aquatic Facility

Lat: 50.899506 Long: -114.017245 | Directions
Information: 403-476-4574
Website: www.albertaparks.ca/sikome

Open

  • June 25 - September 5, 2016
  • 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily (weather dependent)

New this Summer! 

     Day Pass*       Season Pass*  
Family (up to 2 adults and children living at the same residence)  $10 $100
Persons with disabilities (Aides enter for free) $2 $25
Adult (18-64) $5 $50
Senior (65+) $4 $40
Child (6-17) $3 $30
Child (0-5) Free Free

*All rates are per person except Family passes. Prices include GST.

  • Sikome accepts the Cultural Access Pass for new Canadian citizens and the Calgary Fee Assistance Card for free daily entrance.  This provides all-day access to the lake, beach and picnic areas, including same-day exit and re-entry.
  • Day cares, day homes and day camps visiting Sikome please contact the facility directly 403-476-4574 to learn about our special offerings.
  • Buy day passes at the Sikome north and south gates with cash, debit or credit card.
  • Purchase season passes at the north gate (cash, debit or credit card).
  • Get day and season passes online (credit card, Interac Online).

Buy passes online now.

Funds collected will go back into maintenance and improvements at Sikome Aquatic Facility. 

  • Reopening the south side of the lake and increasing the number of Aquatic Safety Staff
  • Upgrading washroom and change facilities
  • Extending the swimming season to include the Labour Day weekend
  • Improving accessibility to the site for persons with disabilities

Know Before You Go

  • Sikome Aquatic Facility is not a lifeguarded facility. Swim at your own risk. Water depth is variable.
  • Children under the age of 7 must be within arm's reach of a parent or guardian at all times.
  • Those who don't know how to swim and children under 7 years of age should wear a life jacket in the water.
  • A limited number of life jackets are available for free use onsite through the Lifejacket Loaner Station program.
  • Children ages 0-12 years must be accompanied by an adult (18+) while inside the facility.  
  • No unsupervised children are allowed.  For group supervision, 1 adult to every 5 children is mandatory for safety.
  • Only small inflatables and beach toys are allowed.
  • Propane gas barbeques are allowed in grassed areas only.  Charcoal briquette barbeques are NOT allowed.
  • NOT ALLOWED
    • No alcohol in the park
    • No smoking   (*There are dedicated smoking areas outside the north and south gates.)
    • No glass containers   (*This includes ceramic containers.)
    • No charcoal briquette barbeques
    • No pets
    • No bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, UAVs or remote controlled cars
    • No snorkeling or scuba equipment
    • No hard-bottom boats, large rafts or skim boards
    • No paddle boards of any kind
    • No mermaid style swim fins that bind feet together

Food and Drinks

  • Food trucks are coming to Sikome!
  • Applications for food trucks and other mobile food vendors are now being accepted.  Check the Sikome Food Vendor Application page for details. 
  • Food truck and cart services are provided based on vendor availability.  Vending machines are on site daily for your snack and drink needs.

Road Access & Parking

  • Map of Sikome Aquatic Facility
  • The Sikome Aquatic Facility can be accessed by Bow Bottom Trail S.E. or Sun Valley Boulevard S.E. off Highway 22x.
  • There are two parking lots (shown on the map).
  • Access to parking lots is controlled by signs to lessen congestion. Please follow directions on signs or from staff on site.
  • Parking lots fill on busy days so there may be no parking spaces available.  Staff and signs will guide you to turn-around and/or overflow sites.  
  • Please respect parking closures & safety staff.

Services

  • Change rooms and showers are available at the facility.
  • There are three playgrounds located within the facility.
  • Picnic tables are available within the facility.
  • Bike racks are located at the parking lots.  Please park bikes and scooters, and remove rollerblades, etc.

Accessibility

  • Sikome has a beach wheelchair for loan.  This enables people with reduced mobility to access the beach and water.
    • The beach wheelchair is available at the main (north) entrance building.
    • Contact information/ID must be provided to borrow the chair.  Sikome staff will give users a brief overview on safe use of the chair.
    • Children under 18 years must have parental consent to borrow the chair.

Safety

Aquatic Safety Staff

  • Aquatic safety staff are on duty during the hours of operation.
  • Aquatic safety staff are NOT lifeguards.
    • They assist the public in first responder emergency situations.
    • They provide public education.
    • You are responsible for personal safety and supervision of children. 

First Aid & Emergencies

  • First aid services are available from staff on-site.
  • If there is an emergency, please stay clear of the accident area.
  • Sikome Aquatic Facility may have emergency closures for safety reasons such as overcrowding or weather hazards.  Please cooperate and follow staff instructions.

Water Quality

  • Sikome Aquatic Facility is classified as a man-made beach.  Water quality criteria for man-made beaches is different than for public swimming pools.
  • Three fresh water wells supply the water for Sikome. No water is taken from the Bow River.
  • An on-location water treatment plant ensures good water quality.
  • Every week, staff take six water samples from different areas in the lake. The samples are analyzed at the Foothills Hospital.  Results are forwarded to the Calgary Health Region and the park.
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