WIZARD LAKE JUBILEE PARK MAP EDMONTON

WIZARD LAKE JUBILEE PARK MAP EDMONTON

Directions: Exit Edmonton on Hwy 2 south, take exit 517 to reach Hwy 39 west heading toward Drayton Valley/Calmar; drive through Calmar (50th Avenue) and turn left at 50th Street/Hwy 795, turn right at Hwy 616, turn left at 30th Street/Range Road 281, and turn right at Wizard Lake Road.

Distance: 84.8 km, or about 1 hour and 16 minutes, from Edmonton.

Info: Posted speed limits on the lake restrict boats in some areas.

The drive to Wizard Lake takes you through the town of Calmar, about 42 kilometres southwest of Edmonton. C. G. Blomquist, the town’s first postmaster, named the community in 1900 in honour of his hometown, Kalmar, Sweden.

Nearby, the long and winding Wizard Lake lies in a forested, deep glacial meltwater channel formed before the last glaciation. Water flows from the lake to the North Saskatchewan River through Conjuring Creek, which was named by early Aboriginal people whose legends told of unusual sounds coming from magical beings in the lake. Until the late 1960s, the lake was commonly called Conjuring Lake.

The valley shelters the lake from the wind, making the water’s surface a dream for those who enjoy water sports. Wizard Lake Jubilee Park has a beach, playground, and boat launch. One of the oldest water-skiing clubs in Canada, the Wizard Waterski and Wakeboard Club has maintained a site at the lake since 1960. The club runs annual events, recreational tournaments, and one ratings tournament the Wizard World Cup. Come out to the lake to watch wakeboard competitions, wake surfing, and air chair demonstrations.

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