Just a few hours northwest of the capital city of Edmonton, the town of Slave Lake is a progressive, dynamic community. Hop in your Slave Lake rental car and within 15 minutes you can discover Alberta’s easternmost foothills and the most beautiful stretch of white sand beaches in Alberta!
Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park
Just a two and a half hour drive from Edmonton, this park is home to largest car accessible lake in Alberta. Located in northern Alberta’s famed boreal forest, this is a great destination for outdoor lovers and hikers of all ages. The lake covers 448 square miles, offering a multitude of fun activities such as boating, waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, paddling and fishing. Sun tanners will love the endless white sand beaches that go for miles in either direction. If you love camping, drive your Thrifty rental car to the park — one of the top campgrounds in Alberta. With 12 campgrounds in the area and over 900 sites serving all ranges of campers, Slave Lake offers plenty of lakefront lots with prime views. If you want a comfortable bed, there are plenty of cabin rentals and B&B’s that offer a nice retreat from the elements.
Devonshire beach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Slave Lake, offering visitors of all ages the chance to enjoy the sun, sand and water during the summer. Beachside activities include beach volleyball and hiking along the almost 7 kilometers of dunes. An annual event, called the Alberta Open Sandsculpture Championships, is held in the month of July and features sand castle sculpting and sand creations around a common theme. Perfect for families traveling in their Slave lake rental car who want to relax and rejuvenate in the calm, beach-town atmosphere.
Professional anglers and weekend warriors alike will appreciate the Slave Lake Region for its world-class freshwater fishing. Lesser Slave Lake is home to a variety of fish, including large walleye, northern pike, yellow perch and whitefish. If you’re driving through the area in your Thrifty rental car, you might catch a fishing tournament. The Canadian Tire Anglers Cup Walleye Tournament brings hundreds of hopefuls, all trying to cash in on over $145,000 in cash prizes. Even when cold weather sets in, there are plenty of chances to hook a big one with ice fishing at Slave Lake.