Fish Creek Provincial Park

Sikome Aquatic Facility

Information: 403-476-4574

Hours of Operation

June 29 - September 2, 2019 Hours
Monday through Sunday Admissions are accepted 10:00 am - 6:30 pm. The main entrance (membership/concession building) is open daily. The north (double chain-link gate) and south entry gate hours vary day to day and are based on operational need (determined by we ather and attendance).
  The beach & water close at 7 p.m
  Gates lock promptly at 7:30 p.m.

NOTE: THE SIKOME AQUATIC FACILITY IS NOT A LIFEGUARDED FACILITY. USE OF THIS FACILITY IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Pass Rates

Admission Category Day Pass* Season Pass*
Family (up to 2 adults 18+ 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
    Online Purchase

  • All rates are per person expect family passes. Prices include GST.
  • To qualify for family pass entry, all members of your family must be present when paying admission fees. Late arrivals will be charged the applicable day pass.
  • Sikome accepts Cultural Access Pass for new Canadian citizens and the City of Calgary Fee Assistance Card.
  • Sikome operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance reservations are not accepted.
  • Group rates are not currently available.
  • Refunds are not given in the event of inclement weather. When thunder and/or lightning or any threatening weather is in the area, patrons are required to take shelter. Access to the beach and water is suspended until the storm passes (approx. 30 minutes)
  • Sikome accepts cash, debit or credit card for payment
  • Day passes are available for purchase at all gates (gate hours vary day to day)
  • Season passes are available for purchase at the main gate during operating hours or online beginning April 1st.


Regulations

In addition to the regulations under the Provincial Parks Act and a variety of other provincial and federal legislation that applies to recreational activities in provincial parks and recreation areas, 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 customers. Physical or verbal abuse and inappropriate behavior or comments may result in refusal of service or removal from the facility.

  • Parents must be within arm’s reach of children aged 7 and under.
  • It is recommended that all children and individuals unable to swim utilize an approved FDA personal flotation device. A limited number of life jackets are available for free use onsite through the Lifejacket Loaner Station program.
  • All children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18 years of age or older) to enter the facility, at all times while in the facility, and to exit the facility.
  • Unsupervised children are not allowed. To meet supervision requirements, a minimum of 1 adult for every 5 children aged 12 and under is required. Groups not meeting this requirement will be refused entrance to the facility.
  • All children 35 months of age and younger must wear a swim diaper (little swimmers) and plastic pants while in the water.
  • Alcohol is prohibited.
  • Glass or breakable containers (e.g. ceramics) are not permitted
  • The Sikome Aquatic Facility is a smoke/vape free facility. There are designated smoking areas outside the entry gates.Cannabis is not permitted in the facility.
  • With the exception of guide and assisted living dogs, pets are not permitted in the fenced area of the Sikome Aquatic Facility.
  • Wood or charcoal/briquette barbeques are not permitted inside the fenced facility. Propane gas barbeques are permitted on grassed areas only. You are welcome to use wood or charcoal barbeques in designated areas of Fish Creek Provincial Park.
  • Visitors bringing larger stand up style canopies, will be directed to the south end of the lake for set up. To ensure the enjoyment and safety of others, these units must be set up on grassed areas and properly secured. To avoid damage to the beach liner, set up is not permitted on the sand.
  • Only small inflatables and plastic beach toys are allowed.
  • The following items are prohibited for use in the facility:
    • scuba equipment
    • large rafts, skim boards, paddle boards and hard bottomed boats (e.g. kayaks, canoes, etc.)
    • mermaid style swim fins that bind feet together
    • metal shovels or gardening tools
    • bikes, rollerblades skateboards or scooters
    • remote controlled toys, drones, airplanes
    • kites

Voluntary bag checks are conducted prior to entry. Unchecked bags are not permitted in the facility. You are welcome to leave any items you do not wish to have checked in your vehicle.

From time to time Sikome Aquatic Facility may have brief closures for unforeseen emergencies or safety reasons such as weather hazards in the area. Refunds will not be issued.


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 (membership/concession building) entrance.
  • 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 of age must have parental consent to borrow the chair.

Where Do My Fees Go?

  • Improving accessibility to the site for persons with disabilities.
  • Extending the swim season to include the Labour Day weekend.
  • Reopening the south side of the lake.
  • Upgrading facilities such as washrooms and change rooms.
  • Contribute towards general maintenance and ongoing improvements.

Safety

Safety Ambassadors

  • Safety Ambassadors are on duty during the facility hours of operation.
  • Safety Ambassadors are NOT lifeguards. They are on-site to:
    • monitor facility activity and patrol the beach
    • provide water safety education
    • assist visitors with missing person searches
    • provide basic first aid
    • assist with emergencies
  • You are responsible for the personal safety and supervision of children.

First Aid and Emergencies

  • Basic first aid services are available from staff on-site.
    • During the year, emergency closures may be implemented for safety reasons, weather hazards, missing persons etc. If there is an emergency, please stay clear of the accident or emergency area, cooperate and follow staff instructions.

Conservation Officers

Conservation Officers are appointed Peace Officers empowered to enforce the Parks Act and other provincial and federal statutes.

On-Site Available Services

  • Change rooms and showers are available
  • Three playgrounds are located within the fenced facility
  • Limited picnic tables
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Bike racks are located in the parking lots outside the fence. Bikes cannot be brought inside the fence.
  • Drop-in programs for adults and youth – FREE with paid admission. Check our events listing for full details.
  • Concession:
    • Located in the main gate (membership/concession building), a small on-site concession is open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Hot dogs, sandwiches, snacks, frozen treats and soft drinks are available for purchase.
  • Beach Shop:
    • A limited selection of beach supplies are available for purchase, including towels, sunscreen, swim diapers, hats, umbrellas, assorted inflatables, and reusable water bottles.

Road Access and Parking

The Sikome Aquatic Facility can be accessed by Bow Bottom Trail S.E. or Sun Valley Boulevard S.E. off Highway 22x. Parking is available on site. Access to parking lots is controlled by signage to lessen congestion. Please follow directions on signs or from staff on-site.

There are 3 parking lots available on-site. The NW lot is accessible from Sun Valley Boulevard. The NE lot is accessible from Bow Bottom Trail. A large south lot is accessible from both Sun Valley Boulevard and Bow Bottom Trail. Vehicles blocking emergency vehicle access, parked along roadways or in areas designated as no parking will be ticketed. If your preferred lot is full, proceed to the South parking lot. Please follow parking directions on signs or from staff on-site as required.

Water Quality

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. A water treatment plant on-site ensures water quality. Every week, staff take water samples from different areas of the lake. The samples are analyzed at the Foothills Hospital and results are forwarded to Alberta Health Services and the Park. Water quality criteria for man-made beaches and public swimming pools are not the same.


Contact Information

Fish Creek Provincial Park

Box 2780,
Calgary, AB T2P 2M7

Bow Valley Ranch Information Centre 15979 Bow Bottom Trail S.E.

Calgary, AB T2P 0Y8
Phone: 403-678-0760 (Kananaskis Info Line)

Sikome Aquatic Facility

22 Sikome Circle SE
Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-476-4574 (mid-June – Labour Day)
Website: albertaparks.ca/sikome
Email: AEP.SikomeLake@gov.ab.ca


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Updated: Jun 13, 2019