NOTE: The Sikome Aquatic Facility is Not a Lifeguarded Facility. Use this facility at Your Own Risk.
Saturday, June 24 - Monday, September 4, 2023
|Location||Monday - Thursday Hours||Friday, Weekend, Holiday Hours|
|GATE A (Main)||11 am – 5:30 pm||10 am – 6:30 pm|
|GATE B (North)||11 am – 5:30 pm (weather permitting)||10 am - 6:30 pm (weather permitting)|
|GATE C (South)||Closed. Overflow parking available. Once parked, walk to north entrances to pay/enter/exit facility.||12 pm - 5 pm (weekends and holidays to mid August, weather permitting). Closed Fridays.|
|Concession & Beach Shop||11 am – 5:30 pm||11 am - 6:30 pm|
Note: Gate hours may vary daily and are based on weather and operational requirements.
*Beach and water close at 6 pm
*Gates lock promptly at 6:30 pm
*Beach and water close at 7 pm
*Gates lock promptly at 7:30 pm
|Admission Category||Day Pass*|
|Family (max 2 adults 18+ and up to 4 children living at the same residence)||$10|
|Persons with disabilities (Aides enter for free)||$2|
|Child (6-12), Youth (13-17)||$3|
Conservation Officers are Provincial Peace Officers with authority to enforce the Provincial Parks Act and various other provincial and federal statutes.
The following additional regulations are specific to the Sikome Aquatic Facility.
Alberta Parks is committed to providing a safe and respectful environment for staff and visitors. Physical or verbal abuse and inappropriate behavior or comments may result in refusal of service or removal from the facility. In addition, Conservation Officers have the authority to immediately suspend any activity deemed to be detrimental to someone else’s enjoyment of the facility
Safety Ambassadors are NOT lifeguards. You are responsible for your personal safety and the safety and supervision of children.
Water closures may be implemented in the event of an emergency. During an emergency event, follow direction given, stay clear of the accident or emergency area and cooperate by following staff and emergency personnel instructions.
Occasionally, unforeseen weather hazards occur. For the safety of visitors and staff, when threatening weather hazards such as thunder, lightning, hail, strong winds etc. is in the area, access to the beach and water may be suspended.
Visitors are requested to find shelter until the storm passes. An announcement will be made to advise when it is safe to resume beach and water activity.
Admission refunds are not given for emergencies, water closures or weather events that occur at any point during your visit.
Parking is permitted in designated parking spots only. Parking is prohibited along or adjacent to roadways and in all areas designated as “no parking”. Parking regulations are strictly enforced. Vehicles in violation may be ticketed or towed.
There are 3 parking lots available:
Sikome is classified as a “man-made beach”. Three fresh water wells supply the water for Sikome; no water is taken from the Bow River. Water quality criteria for man-made beaches is not the same as public swimming pools. A water treatment plant on site ensures water quality.
Every week, water samples are taken from different areas of the lake. The samples are analyzed at the Foothills hospital and results are forwarded to Alberta Health Services and Fish Creek Provincial Park maintenance.