“The amount of planning, dedication, and hard work that has gone into Kinosoo Beach is outstanding,” said Mayor Craig Copeland. “And the crowd of people at the beach all summer shows how important this is to our community – it’s a focal point for major celebrations and a family gathering spot every day of the summer. It’s one of Canada’s best beaches and the word is getting out.”- Bonnyville Nouvelle
Beautiful location, thoughtfully organized, except the parking.This is a wonderful little beach where families with young children can go to spend some time near the water. There’s nice washrooms, a beach area, but also the coolest grassed area with little hills for people to sunbathe away from the sand, or for the little ones to have safe fun, running up and down them. Chestermere is not a big place, so we’re assuming they assume most people would walk to this beach, as the parking lot seemed a bit small for the size of the beach. BUT, that’s trade-off, more beach, less parking, more parking, less beach... The only odd thing was the War Memorial. It was gorgeous, but the large slab of rock was being used to shade a picnic table - and that didn’t seem very respectful to us. If people need shade, perhaps providing a pergola elsewhere would serve... We however enjoyed our short visit, and everybody else seemed to as well.
Anniversary Park is a newly redeveloped recreational area on Lake Chestermere, about 23 km /14 miles east of Calgary. Another great recreational area near the city. I came up from California to visit friends there, and we all went out for a picnic on a beautiful sunny day. It’s out on the flats, so it was a bit windy. One person was sail boarding. It’s nice and new with good bathroom facilities, a perfect man-made sandy beach, a lakeside walk, picnic tables, and large green spaces all neatly maintained. Anniversary Park memorializes the Canadian Armed Forces. There is no admission charge. Summer activities include motorized and non-motorized boating, picnicking, BBQ, swimming, and fishing. Warm sunny weekends are probably somewhat crowded - check other reviews. We went on a weekday summer afternoon and no crowds. In winter there’s skating on a maintained rink area and snowmobiling. The City monitors ice thickness.