Summer Village Mission
Summer Villages are sustainable municipalities that are a well respected, recognized level of government and stewards of our lake and river environments.
Summer Village Vision
Through ADVOCACY, COMMUNICATION, and EDUCATION, the ASVA empowers summer villages, like Lakeview, to achieve strong and effective local government.
Summer Village Goals
The Alberta Summer Village Association (ASVA) subscribes to our 10 "ACE" Goals to ensure all Summer Villages are working towards the same objective:
A - Advocacy
1. Advocacy / Liaison with Provincial Government – meet with government to advocate for solutions that support summer villages and promotes the collective position of summer villages to decision makers, members and stakeholders
2. Participation on Provincial Issues and Initiatives – ASVA partners with all levels of government, municipalities, industry, stakeholder groups, to resolve issues / challenges
3. Advocate summer villages working together to build common solutions
4. Effectively and transparently manage the ASVA as a high profile municipal association accepted and recognized by our sister associations, other municipalities, and the provincial government.
C - Communication
5. ASVA provides useful, reliable information tailored to the specific needs of summer villages
6. ASVA keeps up-to-date on social media as a tool for communications (website, etc)
E – Education
7. Organizing Annual Conference – bring together skills, provide experts to advise on governance and stewardship
8. ASVA provides access to a variety of resources (e.g. bylaw templates)
9. ASVA supports solutions that help summer villages meet their sustainable objectives
10. ASVA provide education resources to support summer villages in their role as environmental stewards
This Booklet was commissioned in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Summer Village of Lakeview
Welcome To The Summer Village Of Lakeview
History Of Lakeview Summer Village
Lakeview is a summer village in central Alberta located on the North shore of Wabamun Lake. It is located within Parkland County and was established on December 31, 1913 through the severance of lands from the Village of Wabamun. ‘Wabamun’ is the Cree word for mirror – It’s an apt name for the large, shallow, calm lake situated 60 kilometers west of Edmonton. For generations, people living in Alberta have enjoyed Wabamun Lake’s natural beaches, beautiful wilderness and recreational opportunities. Lakeview Summer Village attracts people for opportunities to go boating, sailing, swimming, wakeboarding and water skiing.
In the 2011 Census, the Summer Village of Lakeview had a population of 26 living in 13 of its 36 total dwellings, a -27.8% change from its 2006 population of 36. With a land area of 0.33 km2 (0.13 sq mi), it had a population density of 78.8/km2 (204.1/sq mi) in 2011.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Summer Village of Lakeview recorded a population of 30 living in 13 of its 23 total private dwellings, a 15.4% change from its 2011 population of 26. With a land area of 0.35 km2 (0.14 sq mi), it had a population density of 85.7/km2 (222.0/sq mi) in 2016.
2016 Summer Village of Lakeview Census
Wabamun Lake Provincial Park
Wabamun Lake Provincial Park is just a short distance away from The Summer Village of Lakeview. With many activities for the whole family there is always a way to please every family member.
The following activities are available in the park:
- Baseball and soccer
- Beach activities (swimming, water-skiing and windsurfing)
- Birdwatching (hooded merganser, bald eagle, mallard, gull, tern, rail, heron, loon, kingfisher, sandpiper, nesting osprey, red-necked grebe, western grebe, raven, gray jay, great grey owl)
- Canoeing and kayaking
- Fishing (stickleback, burbot, Iowa darter, lake whitefish, northern pike, shiner, walleye, white sucker, yellow perch)
- Front country hiking (with boardwalks in day use area)
- Power boating and sailing
One of the First Fishing Communities
Wabamun Lake is a very popular sport fishery. Sport fish species include northern pike, walleye, yellow perch, burbot, and lake whitefish. Other fish in the community are white sucker, brook stickleback, spottail shiner and Iowa darter. Currently, only catch-and-release fishing is allowed at Wabamun.
Wabamun Lake has been commercially and recreationally fished since the late 1880s. The lake was so popular in the 1930s that it was nearly impossible to find parking on the ice to either set a net or fish. It is an unsurprising consequence that there have been many population collapses in recorded history – including the extirpation of walleye.
The first coal mines in the area began underground in 1910 and as strip mines in 1948. The coal fired power plants have provided electricity to many residents and businesses over the years and have generated much controversy.
Historical records, from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans library, show substantial catches of whitefish, pickerel (slang for walleye), and pike in 1912-1913.
Alberta Environment and Parks has several fisheries management objectives for Wabamun Lake:
- Indigenous Management Objective – Honour subsistence, heritage and ceremonial fishery uses through responsible management of fish populations.
- Recreational Management Objective – Restoration of the walleye population, old growth or trophy northern pike fishery, and recovery of the lake whitefish population.
- Habitat Management Objective – Decrease phosphorus inputs from fertilizers, minimize erosion of shorelines and maintain natural shorelines.
Municipal Boundary Documents
Municipal boundaries are created, modified and defined by Orders in Council, Local Authorities Board Orders and Ministerial Orders as described in the Municipal Government Act. This search page returns scanned documents that describe the creation, annexation and dissolution of municipalities in Alberta.
Boundary documents available for Towns, Villages and Summer Villages are complete and up to date. Some documents for Municipal Districts, Cities and Specialized Municipalities are available through this search function, however are not complete at this time. Boundary documents will be added as they become available.
The documents provided are for information only. For legal boundary descriptions please obtain the Alberta Gazette or original documents.