Hours of Operation
|June 23 - September 3, 2018
|Monday through Sunday
||10:00 am - 7:00 pm*
Note: *Times are weather-dependent.
|| Day Pass*
|| Season Pass*
|Family (up to 2 adults and children living at the same residence)
|Persons with disabilities (Aides enter for 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.
- 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).
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
Swimming Lessons & Drop-In Programs
- We offer swimming lessons for children and youth. Registration is required.
- We also offer drop-in programs for adults and youth - FREE with paid admission. Check our events listing for full details.
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 truck and cart services are provided based on vendor availability. Vending machines are on site daily for your snack and drink needs.
- If you're interested in operating a food truck at Sikome this summer, please refer to Mobile Food Vendors.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.