Lake Sundance Rules and Regulations
Lake Sundance is for the exclusive use of Lake Sundance residents and their guests. It is the intent of the Sundance Lake Residents Association to maximize the safe enjoyment of the facility by all members. In this regard, the following regulations have been established. The Sundance Lake Residents Association reserves the right to change and add regulations without notice.
LAKE SUNDANCE IS NOW A SMOKE-FREE PARK!!
Smoking or vaping is not permitted in any area of the park, or on the water.
•An encumbrance is registered against the Certificate of Title of the homeowner - lake fees are mandatory. Lake fees for most homes are $249.25 per year. Fees for homes on lake accesses are $312.99 and lake front homes are $339.50 per year.
•The encumbrance fees are due on July 1st of every year and are payable to the Sundance Lake Residents Association. They may
be paid by mail or can be paid directly at the main gate office. Methods of payment accepted: Cash, Debit or Cheque (We do not accept credit cards)
•A "member" is the homeowner(s) and/or their spouse and their unmarried children* who are living at the residence. *Please refer to the Stats Canada website for the definition of a "child".
•"Additional Member" cards can be issued to other residents of the household for an additional fee. Please call the office for details.
•Each member will be issued a personal, non-transferable membership card. Cards must be validated each year after the annual fees have been paid.
•Each member must present a valid membership card to access the lake.
•Membership cards are the property of the Residents Association and must be returned if the cardholder breaches the rules.
Get your membership application here or at the lake office.
ISSUANCE OF LAKE CARDS
•The procedure for obtaining lake cards is:
•If you are the registered owner of the property please bring in a copy of your Certificate of Title to the main gate office along with the completed membership application form (available at the office). If renting, we will also require a letter from the owner indicating that he/she transfers their lake privileges to their tenants.
**It may take a week or two to receive the title or letter of consent. Once an application has been completed and returned to the office, residents may be granted access to the park but will have restricted privileges. Please call the office for more details.
•It may be necessary to wait one business day in order for the application to be processed. After that, the family may come in for pictures at any time during park hours.
•Unmarried children living at home that are 21 years of age or older will be required to provide proof of Sundance residence (i.e. a driver's license) before the picture ID is taken or before their cards will be updated.
•Lake cards will be reissued every 3 years. If cards are lost or damaged, residents will be charged $5.00 for replacement.
GUESTS OF MEMBERS
-Members under the age of 18 may take 3 guests (Non-Sundance Residents) into the park.
-Adult members are permitted up to a maximum of 12 guests per household per day.
-If you have less than 12 guests you can sign them in at the gate.
-Groups of 13-30 guests must be pre-approved by Management and guest lists must be submitted to the office at least 3 business days prior to the function. Guest lists not submitted within the specified time period will not be accepted.
-Guests cannot be admitted until the member has entered the park.
-Members must be present in the park at all times while their guests are using the facility.
-Members and their guests must use the same park entrance.
-Members are responsible for their guests at all times.
-The SLRA reserves the right to limit the number of guests and to refuse guests access to the park.
-Residents eligible for membership cannot be signed in as guests.
Guest List Form Available HERE
•The west gate (on Sunmills Drive) will only be open for the months of July and August.
•Animals are not permitted in the park. Pets are not permitted to swim in the lake and please keep pets off of the ice in the winter. Lake/lake access homes must also comply.
•No smoking or vaping in the park or on the lake.
•No alcohol or drugs are permitted in the park. Penalty - Immediate one year suspension. Members are responsible for their guests' behavior!
•No glass or glass products.
•Bicycles, tricycles, skateboards and scooters are not permitted in the park.
*Skim boards are not permitted in the park.
•Inline skates may only be used on the upper rink or roller hockey rink. They may not be used on the pathways.
•The paved area to the west of the tennis backboards has been designated for inline hockey. Hockey is not permitted on the upper rink.
•Open fires (wood fires) are not permitted. Charcoal briquettes may be used in the BBQs.
•Members are requested to refrain from using foul language in the park. Rambunctious and unsafe behavior will not be tolerated.
•Life jackets must be worn on all flotation devices. Members and guests must provide their own life jackets for these. Lake Sundance does not provide life jackets for private equipment.
•Lake Sundance does not provide supervision or lifeguards for park/lake use. Guardians are responsible for children at all times. Members and guests use the facilities at their own risk.
•Tennis courts are to be used for tennis or pickleball only.
•No black soled shoes. Court shoes are recommended.
•Chairs and other hard objects are not permitted on the courts.
•The courts are available on a first come, first served basis.
•Use of the courts is to be restricted to 30 minute periods during busy times.
•Members may only bring in a maximum of 3 guests to play on the racquet courts.
BOATING (ROWBOATS, CANOES, PEDAL BOATS, KAYAKS) AND WINDSURFING
- Members wishing to sign out a boat/board must leave their lake ID card at the main gate.
- The member that signs out the boat/board must be in the boat/board at all times.
- One membership card is required for each boat/board.
- Life jackets must be worn at all times while using a boat/board. Life jackets are to be kept dry if possible.
- Jumping and swimming from the boat/board is strictly prohibited.
- Pedal boats, SUPs, windsurfers and kayaks may only be signed out for a period of 1 hour. During peak hours, time limits will be adjusted at the discretion of the lake staff.
- Boats/boards must be used outside of the designated swimming area.
- Members may fish only from the rowboats or canoes.
- Boats/boards should be returned promptly when finished and are not to be docked in any other location other than the designated boat launch area or board stand.
- Boats/boards must come ashore immediately when potentially hazardous conditions exist, such as lightning, high winds and storms.
- In the event of a boat/board capsizing on the lake, the most important rule is to stay with the boat/board until help arrives.
- No boat or board shall be operated in an unsafe manner
- Guests may accompany a Member on a multi-occupancy boat only.
- Windsurfers, single kayaks and SUPs are for the exclusive use of members. Guests are not permitted to use these boards.
- Junior members with Parental Consent Release Forms will not be permitted to take non-Sundance guests in a boat unless the guest is at least 17 years old. The guest will be required to show proof of age.
- Members aged 17 and older may sign-out a boat/board independently.
- Junior Members, aged 14/15/16, may use a boat/board without adult supervision if a Parental Consent Release Form is signed by their parent/guardian at the Lake Sundance Office.
- For Windsurfers, Junior Members must be 16 years old and have a signed Parental Consent Release Form on file at the office.
- Junior Members, aged 12-13, are permitted to use a SUP or single kayak if:
- Actively supervised and accompanied on the water by their parent/guardian (or other member aged 17 years or older designated by the guardian), who agrees to stay close enough to the Junior Member to assist him/her if in distress.
- Parental Consent Release Form is completed and signed by parent/guardian.
- Junior Members with a Parental Consent Release Form will not be able to take other Junior members in a boat unless that Member is 14/15/16, and also has a Parental Consent Release Form signed by their parents/guardians, and has their lake ID card with them.
Fishing in Lake Sundance is a recreational opportunity for all residents and is not intended to be a frequent Rainbow Trout household food source. Lake Sundance is governed by private regulations and not Provincial fishing regulations. All anglers using the lake are responsible for knowing the rules.
- All Members angling must leave their own lake ID card at the main gate office before commencing to fish and register all fish taken by themselves or their guests before leaving the park. Fish cannot be given to anyone else to register.
- Member household may bring in up to 2 non-resident guests into the park to fish.
- Members and their guests must enter and exit the park together.
- Members are solely responsible for any infractions by their guests and any infraction will be treated as if they themselves committed it.
- Members and their guests may each use only ONE fishing rod in the water at a time.
- All anglers must be within 20' of their rod at all times when it is in the water.
- During ice fishing season, anglers may only fish on the inside of the skating path.
- All anglers must remove their garbage from the park or to a proper garbage receptacle. A reminder that smoking is not allowed in the park or on the lake (i.e. in boats).
- Anglers must report any large holes in the ice for safety reasons.
- For safety reasons, angling from the shore fishing area is limited to a maximum of 20 people at one time and priority will be given to members so you may want to invite your guests to join you at non-peak times.
- Watch out for other people when casting.
- RELEASING FISH
- Practice minimal handling & keep the fish in the water at all times (trout need to breath underwater within 30 seconds of being removed from the water).
- Use of a fish landing net to keep fish in the water when releasing is recommended
- Need tips for catching & releasing? Click here
- Live bait excluding minnows can be used for perch only
- Corn or chumming or spreading of any bait in the water is not permitted
- Cleaning fish inside the park is not permitted.
- Axes and gas powered ice augers are prohibited.
- Fishing closes ½ hour before the park closes. Ice fishing closes at dark.
- Fishing is not permitted on or within 50 feet of the public docks.
- Members may fish from the designated shore fishing area or from rowboats and canoes. Boats must remain a respectable distance from the shore fishing area.
- FISHING LIMITS
- There is a household limit of 1 Rainbow Trout per day, up to 2 Rainbow Trout per month and up to 4 Rainbow Trout per household per year.
- No culling of rainbow trout is permitted (culling is tossing back a smaller rainbow trout for a larger rainbow trout).
- All Brook Trout, Brown Trout and Grass Carp are CATCH & RELEASE ONLY (“PROHIBITED SPECIES”). Know your species before you kill. See this link or the internet for photos of the fish present in Lake Sundance (PDF LINK HERE).
- There is no limit on perch - all perch must be kept. Perch are great eating but have stunted. They eat the same natural food in the lake as the trout so “kill a perch and feed a trout”! Please note there are Provincial Laws that may prohibit the transportation of perch over a certain number. Live transportation of any fish species in Alberta is strictly prohibited. If you have a significant number please record the number and request a Bill of Lading from the office.
- Poaching, which refers to the killing and/or removing of any PROHIBITED SPECIES, or exceeding your household limit for Rainbow Trout, will result in a penalty of:
- First Offense - 1 year household fishing ban
- Second Offense - lifetime household fishing ban
- Please report any observed incidence of over-fishing or theft of fish to the office immediately at 403-256-4728. Trout cost $10-$40 each depending upon size. Each household contributes about $7 to stocking. Observed behavior such as taking fish out by others, hiding in clothing, pails or bags will be penalized fully. Please help protect your recreational fishing resource from abuse.
- Remember to help each other have fun. Share fishing secrets. Help kids catch their first fish!
•Members may bring in guests to scuba dive providing all divers are open water certified.
•All divers must show their certification cards before entering the park with their dive gear.
•All divers must dive with a certified buddy. There must be at least 2 divers in the water at all times.
•Divers must use a dive flag so swimmers and boaters will know where the divers are.
•Divers will be asked to sign in and out at the main gate and they will be asked to sign a waiver of release of liability.
•Divers will not be allowed to drive their car into the park to unload their gear - they must carry their gear in through the main gate.
•Members that are certified instructors cannot instruct at the lake unless they work for a facility that has been approved by the Board of Directors.
SKATING AND TOBOGGANING
•Hockey sticks and pucks are not permitted on the upper rink ice. Hockey rinks will be cleared on the lake ice.
•Hockey sticks and toboggans may not be taken into the recreation center building. Racks for hockey sticks are provided outside of the building.
•Tobogganing is permitted in designated areas only. For safety reasons, tobogganing will only be open when the ice on the lake is safe to walk on.
•No snowboards, snowskates, snowscooters or downhill skis.