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Movie Night At Lake Bonavista

Come enjoy an evening of family fun! LBHA will present a movie event at Lake Bonavista on Friday September 1, 2017. Movie will start at sunset - approx. 8:30 pm.

BYOS- bring your own snacks! (no glass or alcohol please), short chairs and blankets.

The event will be held at the north beach area on the toboggan run. This event is weather dependent. Open to LBHA members and their guests only.

No smoking/vaping or alcohol within the park.

Movie playing: Trolls

The Sugar Cube and Tea Wagon will be on location.

Please Note: Parking will not be available at the South entrance for this event as the gate will be closed for the season.

Posted: Friday, 18th August 2017

Boathouse is now open.

The boathouse, located by the boat docks, is now open for the summer season.

All boating equipment will be signed out from this location until September 5th.

Posted: Friday, 30th June 2017

Main Building Renovations

Our main building renovations are proceeding on track. Construction should be complete by November 1st.

Our temporary office is located in the trailer situated along the fenceline between the North Entrance and the boat docks.

Please be aware that porta potties are avaiable for use adjacent to the skating pad. A drinking fountain is located at our South Washroom Facilities.

Thank you,

Posted: Tuesday, 13th June 2017

2017- 2018 Lake Fees Due By June 30th, 2017.

The lake fees for the 2017 - 2018 season are due by June 30, 2017. Fees this year are $309.75 including GST. Payment may be made by cheque or cash as well we do offer the option of paying by
CREDIT CARD through Plastiq. There will be a small fee charged to the member for using this method, and payment should be received
by LBHA within 3 to 5 business days. Please keep this in mind before making your payment. For more information, please go to

Posted: Saturday, 3rd June 2017

South Entrance Now Open

The South Entrance along Acadia Drive is now open for the season.

Posted: Thursday, 18th May 2017

Fishing From Shore And Rowboats - Catch And Release Only

Fishing from shore is now open. Rowboats are available at this time.

Due to supply issues we remain catch and release only at this time.

Please, no fishing from either beach area or the boat docks. Only barbless hooks and one rod per angler are permitted.

Thank you.

Posted: Thursday, 4th May 2017

SUP Yoga Classes

Registration for SUP Yoga Classes at Lake Bonavista opens Monday May 8th at 9am.

We are offering four sessions of SUP Yoga Classes. Each session will run for three Mondays from 7:30pm - 8:45pm. The cost per session is $75.00.

Session One June 5th, 12th and 19th
Session Two: June 26th and July 3rd and 10th
Session Three: July 17th, 24th and 31st
Session Four: August 14th, 21st and 28th

We are also offering an Intro to Paddleboard Yoga Workshop. The workshop will run Monday, May 29th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. The cost for this workshop is $45.00.

We are happy to introduce Sara Munro from Wild Spirit SUP Yoga as our instructor for this Spring and Summer.

Please see our Event Brite page for more information and to register and purchase your classes

Posted: Thursday, 4th May 2017

South Washrooms Now Open

The South washrooms are now open for use.

Thank you.

Posted: Saturday, 29th April 2017

Catch And Release ONLY

Effective Immediately!

Due to fish supply issues, we are temporarily catch and release ONLY at Lake Bonavista.

We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!

Posted: Thursday, 13th October 2016

Boat House Closed For The Season

The Boat House is now closed for the season. Boats may be signed out from the north guard house.

Thank you.

Posted: Wednesday, 7th September 2016

Reducing the Risk of Spreading Whirling Disease

Reducing the Risk of Spreading Whirling Disease
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed whirling disease, a fish disease that affects salmonoids, in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park.
Anglers, boaters and recreational water users can help reduce the risk of spreading whirling disease. It can be transmitted through equipment used for swimming, paddling, boating, water pumping, and fishing, or through infected fish and fish parts. Never move live fish from one body of water to another (that is illegal in Alberta).
Please ensure that you clean and dry all equipment that came into contact with water and eliminate all water from equipment before transporting.
Thank you - LBHA

Posted: Friday, 26th August 2016

New Group Limits

Due to issues we have had with large groups in the park, the rules have been revised in that area.

The maximum size for a group in the Niven area is 200 guests per booking.

The maximum size for a group outside of the Niven area is 25 guests per booking.

As a side note, we reserve the right to cut off bookings on certain days if the number of group guests reach a high number.

Thank you!

Posted: Monday, 25th July 2016

Brown Trout - Do Not Keep if Caught

Hey anglers! We now have some brown trout in the lake. They are currently very small (6 to 7 inches), so absolutely DO NOT KEEP any of the brown trout you may catch. We want to give them a chance to grow a little.

As a general rule, we ask that you not keep any fish under 9 inches long. We strongly encourage catch and release fishing.

As a reminder:
-We allow barbless hooks ONLY.
-The daily limit of fish is two per person, to a maximum of four per household per day. The monthly limit is ten fish per household (including guests).
-No live bait shall be used.
-One rod with one hook per person.
-Fishing ends 15 minutes prior to closing.

Please make sure you have read ALL of the rules for fishing. These rules are available on our website, and in our office.

Posted: Friday, 29th April 2016

Guest Access

Senior cardholders (homeowners) may now sign in up to 10 guests per day at the gate.

Junior members 21 years and older may sign in 5 guests and Junior members under the age of 21 may sign in 2 guests per day at the gate.

Senior cardholders may also sign in large groups ( max. 25 ) by filling out a group activity form in the office at least one week in adavance.

Thank you.

Posted: Monday, 6th October 2014

Fishing Rule Additions

We ask all anglers to take note of the following additions to the fishing rules.

1. Only barbless hooks are to be used.

2. Fishing closes 15 minutes prior to the park closing. Fishermen must report to the guard house prior to leaving the park.

Posted: Thursday, 1st May 2014

October 1, 2013 - No Smoking Rule In Effect

On October 1, 2013 Lake Bonavista Homeowners Association became a smoke free facility.

NO SMOKING in the park. This includes all buildings, both entrances into the park and all areas of the park and lake.

May 13, 2016 - NO VAPING in the park. This includes all building, both enterances into the park and all areas of the park and lake.

Thank you for your cooperation in making Lake Bonavista a smoke free environment.

Posted: Tuesday, 1st October 2013

Vandalism at the Lake - June 15, 2013

Hi members! Unfortunately, we had a break in at the Lake last night, and the building and other areas of the park were vandalized. There was a significant amount of damage done. The police have been contacted, and today we are busy looking through surveillance video.

We believe it happened around after 4am this morning (June 15th) by two young males who knew their way around the park.

If you have any information about this sensless act of vandalism, please contact our office or the City Police (quote case # 13214156).

Please see our Facebook page for updates.

Thank you.

Posted: Saturday, 15th June 2013

Membership Cards Required For Access

Membership cards are required for access to the Amenities. If you have not yet received your membership cards please stop by the Park office during office hours (Opening Hours button at the bottom of the page).

Each and every family member is required to show their cards to security to gain admittance to the park

Posted: Thursday, 31st July 2008

Email Address For The Homeowners Association

Please direct all general email inquiries to this address as well as any feedback for the board of directors. All of your comments are treated in confidence.

New email address as of May 2015

Posted: Thursday, 31st July 2008

Hours Of Operation

The hours of operations are as follows :

PARK - please note there will be no entry to the park 15 minutes prior to closing.

South gate will be locked 15 minutes prior to the posted closing time in order to allow the guard to return equipmnet to the office.

Monday - Friday - 9am - 9pm
Weekends and Holidays - 8am - 9pm


Monday - Saturday - 10am - 6pm

Sunday - Closed

Please Note: The office is closed all Statutory Holidays (with the exception of July 1st)