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We headed up to Sylvan Lake for our third camping trip of the season.  This was by far the best weather we have had to date!  Our camping karma has finally been broken since every other year we’ve been out we’ve been hit by snow, flooding or tornadoes.

We camped at Jarvis Bay Provincial Campground.  I love how private these sites are and overall it was a pretty quiet campground.  I also loved how big the sites are.  Most of the sites around us were campers and took up the entire site but with only a tent we had loads of room for the kids to run around and not be in the firepit.

The bugs were plentiful with all the rain they had had so we needed lots of bug spray but the kids loved chasing them all just the same.

Even though the heat was quite intense we never did get to the lake.  The campground was celebrating Canada Parks Day and had a free BBQ by the playground and all the kids wanted to do was play at the playground in the sand.  We later headed into Sylvan Lake and checked out their Community Centre and Four Seasons Park.  They have a great playground for kids!

The pirate ship was a hit with the kids hole neverland play and it is quite impressive looking for the adults.  The sandbox has dinosaur bones buried for the kids to dig up (such a cool idea).

All the items are unique and so new.  The play structure was great for all ages and had some slides and bridges which are always a hit with my kids.  The entire playground is fenced in so you can sit and relax and let the kids run.  The coolest part I thought was the section with xylophones.  They are made of PVC pipe and metal or wood pieces and the kids can play them and they sound great!  I’d love one of these in my backyard!

It was a great weekend and there was a lot to do even without visiting the lake & beach which I imagine is the main reason people come here!  I was very impressed with the number and quality of playgrounds in Sylvan Lake.  We will for sure be back and maybe this time we will venture on to the beach 🙂