Lake Management Plan - Safety

The City is embarking on the development of a Lake Management Plan to detail how we can keep Chestermere Lake in great condition for everyone to enjoy.

The plan will include a description of the vision for the Lake, especially in terms of recreational safety and ensuring long term environmental sustainability. The development of this plan will take place from 2018 -2020 (approximately).

Phase 1: Safety

Numerous homes with lakefront access, the narrow geography of the lake, shallow shoreline conditions, and a large number of users increases the potential for conflicts and accidents.

While there have been few incidents on the lake so far, we want to ensure it remains a safe recreational space for all.

This past December, the City completed the first phase of public engagement about lake safety which included two workshops, an online forum and survey. We have reviewed the data and the summary of results can be found in the document library at the bottom of this page.


The final Lake Safety Management Plan was completed and can be found in the document center on this page.


Based on the recommendations made in the Lake Recreation Safety Plan pilot safety initiatives will be implemented during the 2019 spring/summer season.

Lake Safety Pilot Initiatives 2019

The City is currently implementing the following initiatives based on public feedback and expert input:

1. Boat launch electronic permit system

2. Lake Safety Education Program

3. Safety and speed limit buoys

To find out more about these initiatives please visit: www.chestermere.ca/boats


Lake Safety Pilot Initiatives 2019 - Call for Feedback (starting August 22nd)

The City is currently looking for your feedback regarding the effectiveness of our Lake Safety Initiatives this summer. Let us know by participating in the forum topics for each initiative. Just click the Forum button on this page to find the topics open for your comments.


Have more questions about the process? Feel free to use the Q&A tab to leave us a question or contact krichards@chestermere.ca


The City is embarking on the development of a Lake Management Plan to detail how we can keep Chestermere Lake in great condition for everyone to enjoy.

The plan will include a description of the vision for the Lake, especially in terms of recreational safety and ensuring long term environmental sustainability. The development of this plan will take place from 2018 -2020 (approximately).

Phase 1: Safety

Numerous homes with lakefront access, the narrow geography of the lake, shallow shoreline conditions, and a large number of users increases the potential for conflicts and accidents.

While there have been few incidents on the lake so far, we want to ensure it remains a safe recreational space for all.

This past December, the City completed the first phase of public engagement about lake safety which included two workshops, an online forum and survey. We have reviewed the data and the summary of results can be found in the document library at the bottom of this page.


The final Lake Safety Management Plan was completed and can be found in the document center on this page.


Based on the recommendations made in the Lake Recreation Safety Plan pilot safety initiatives will be implemented during the 2019 spring/summer season.

Lake Safety Pilot Initiatives 2019

The City is currently implementing the following initiatives based on public feedback and expert input:

1. Boat launch electronic permit system

2. Lake Safety Education Program

3. Safety and speed limit buoys

To find out more about these initiatives please visit: www.chestermere.ca/boats


Lake Safety Pilot Initiatives 2019 - Call for Feedback (starting August 22nd)

The City is currently looking for your feedback regarding the effectiveness of our Lake Safety Initiatives this summer. Let us know by participating in the forum topics for each initiative. Just click the Forum button on this page to find the topics open for your comments.


Have more questions about the process? Feel free to use the Q&A tab to leave us a question or contact krichards@chestermere.ca


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We would like to collect some information about how community members enjoy the Lake. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. After that, please join us online or in-person to provide more feedback on Lake Safety. 

    We would like to collect some information about how community members enjoy the Lake. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. After that, please join us online or in-person to provide more feedback on Lake Safety. 

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