The Slopes


Lacombe County, AB


Belterra Land Company

Project Planner + Team Lead

CivicWorks Planning + Design

Strategic Partners

MPE Engineering Ltd.
Maidment Land Surveys.
Bunt and Associates Engineering (Alberta) Ltd.
Ellergodt Design

The Slopes at Sylvan Lake Concept Plan was the first time Lacombe County’s progressive Lakeshore Residential policies and regional servicing strategies were put to the test. The Slopes at Sylvan Lake is a resort residential neighbourhood that recognizes and respects its proximity to Sylvan Lake and the Summer Village of Birchcliff. The residents of The Slopes enjoy a diversity of housing choices (villa, single family, executive single family); extensive public open space; and, public amenity areas connected by regional trails and local pathways. The Slopes neighbourhood establishes a sustainable development footprint through Conservation-by-Design techniques and communal servicing infrastructure designed to connect to regional providers. The community contains to two constructed wetlands with passive recreation features such as benches and gazebos. It also features a four-season recreation area with a playground, picnic tables, barbecues, a multi-purpose sport court, visitor parking and a public restroom.