With blistering temperatures not expected to slow down anytime soon, there are some beautiful lakes outside of Strathmore you can take your family to enjoy.

Chestermere Lake: Located just 25 minutes from Strathmore, Chestermere Lake is one of the most beautiful spots in southern Alberta. Boaters are welcome on the lake, along with water skis and tubes. According to Travel Alberta, canoes, kayaks, sailboats, and paddleboats can also make use of the space. Residents can also fish with a license. If you'd like to swim you have to do so at your own risk as there are no lifeguards on duty.

Lake Newell: The spot is located just 14 kilometres from the City of Brooks and is one of southern Alberta's largest man-made lakes. Staff with Travel Alberta say there is canoeing, sailing, fishing, swimming, motorized water sports, and more. Visitors can even camp at Kinbrook Island Provincial Park by contacting the organization directly. Lake Newell is also home to a resort which includes a marina and boat launch facilities.

Newcastle Beach: According to the Town of Drumheller, the beach is situated right next to the Red Deer River in the Newcastle Recreation Area where you can take in some amazing views of the Canadian Badlands. Staff say there is an expanded beach area, a new boat launch, washrooms, a nearby playground, trails and a fenced dog park along with kayak rentals. However, fishing is not allowed in the area.