Summer Village of Silver Sands

Box 8

Alberta Beach AB

T0E 0A0 

Office Location:

4808-51 Street

Onoway AB

P:587-873-5765 F:780-967-0431

The Summer Village of Silver Sands was incorporated on January 1st, 1969 and spans a land area of 2.35 square kilometers. The Summer Village is located on the shores of Lake Isle. The 2012 Population is 154 according to the Municipal Census conducted in May of 2012.  Silver Sands has a 3-member Council whose term currently runs until 2017.

​​​Summer Village Information

Next Council Meeting(s)
Regular Council Meetings are held at Fallis Hall (RR52 and Hwy 16). The next meeting(s) have been scheduled for:

​​​-Friday, June 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. - Regular Meeting - Fallis Hall 

Large Bin Clean Up

The Large Bin Clean Up has been scheduled for Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Summer Village Quonset.

The following bins will be available:

-Metal Bin (no large items - eg) boat lift must disassembled) (Large    Bin)

-Spring Bin for mattresses/couches (Small Bin) ($20.00/item)

-Mixed Waste Bin (Large Bin)

-Treated/Stained/Painted Wood Bin (Large Bin)

-Clean Wood Bin (Large Bin)

Examples of Items Not Accepted:






Note:  The Summer Village has the right to refuse any item.

​​Fire Bans in the Summer Village of Silver Sands
Please be advised that 'open' fires are NOT allowed. Only fires within fire pits are permissible.

Please continue to ensure you take care and caution when having a fire and be sure your fire is completely out when unattended.

The Summer Village will post 'Fire Ban in Effect' signs when there is a full fire ban in effect.  This means no open fires and no fireworks.  The Summer Village will be under a total fire ban when there is a Provincial Fire Ban in place.

For all other Provincial Fire Ban Information please visit the following website:

Commission Memberships
The Summer Village of Silver Sands is a member of the following commissions:
-Highway 43 East Waste
-Darwell Lagoon
-Capital Region Assessment Services

News & Updates

Assessment Complaint Information

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Keeping Your Home/Cabin Secure Over the Winter Months
A reminder to secure your belongings when you are away from your residence.  If you see any suspicious activity, please be sure to report it to the Evansburg RCMP at 780-727-4446 or Dial 9-1-1.

See link below for Tips on Crime Proofing Your Cottage.

Use of Municipal Reserves
What are the Summer Village municipal reserve areas intended for?
- Reserve areas are intended to provide active or passive park and recreation areas
- Reserve areas are intended to provide walking trails and enjoyment of the natural plant and wild life for residents and their guests

What are the Summer Village municipal reserves NOT intended for?
- reserve areas are not to be “annexed” into properties adjacent to them 
- reserve areas are not to be cleared unless Council determines that areas need to be cleared of dangerous undergrowth or decayed trees
- reserve areas are not to be used for the purpose of placing buildings or structures or extra storage of material or disposal of refuse without written authorization from Council
- reserve areas are not to be used for the storage of boat lifts or boat docks
- reserve areas are not for camping or recreational fires of any kind 

The Summer Village will strictly enforce the use of the Municipal Reserve areas.  Your cooperation in ensuring these rules and regulations are followed is required in accordance with 

Summer Village Bylaw #107 – Use of Public Lands.

Residents in Need of Transportation to Appointments
If you are a resident of the Summer Village and would like to volunteer to drive or require transportation to appointments, please contact Barbara Enders at 780-797-2440.   Barbara will be coordinating names and numbers of volunteer drivers and matching them with those residents in need of transportation.

Waste Collection Reminder

Bi-Weekly Pickup Begins November 8, 2016
Waste Collection will go to bi-weekly pickup for the winter.   The last weekly pick up was November 1, 2016.  The next pick up will be November 8, 2016 and every second Tuesday until the end of April 2017.
Print your 2017 Waste Pick Up Schedule Here

Summer Village Compost Site - Now Open!
The Summer Village Compost site is located at the Public Works Quonset site.  Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   The site currently accepts leaves and grass clippings.

Love Your Lake Website
This website has tips on how to maintain a shoreline buffer, how to prevent erosion, know which docks are the most environmentally friendly or something else that’s impacting your shoreline and lake.  Click here.

A bear has been spotted in the Summer Village. 
Click here  for bear encounter tips

Are You Interested in Volunteering or Know Someone Who Is?
The Summer Village is looking for Community-minded Volunteers for the following:
1)  Emergency Response Team
2)  Fire Smart Committee
3)  Wildfire Mitigation Committee

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers from entering Alberta
If you are bringing a boat and equipment into Alberta from another province or state, make sure to: Clean, Drain, Dry

If you are using your boat in a number of different waterbodies, be sure to clean, drain and dry your boat and equipment after you leave each waterbody. This is especially important if you boat outside of the province.

For more information or to report something suspicious on your boat or equipment:

Call Toll Free: 1 855 336-2628 (BOAT)Link to Aquatic Invasive Species Website (click here)

Attention Residents

Recent thefts have been occurring in the area.  Please be aware!   Report ANY suspicious activity to the RCMP - 780-727-4447.

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