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Business Hours: 8am - 4pm Mon-Fri, Closed 12-1pm & Holidays

Ph: 403.748.4044        Fx: 403.748.3213
Email: info@townofbentley.ca

Small Town Charm

Recreation

Arena

To inquire about the Arena, please contact Town Office 403-748-4044.   The current schedule can be found on the top of the Calendar of Events page.

Bentley Medicine Lodge Ski Club

Approximately ten miles west of Bentley on Highway 12 you will find this natural snow ski hill. Lifts take you to the top of the beautiful Sunset Hills where you can truly appreciate the breath-taking beauty of our countryside. The Club offers a family atmosphere where skiing and snow boarding are welcome. Rates are reasonable. Contact them at (403) 748-2025 for further information.

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Camping

Our location lends itself to those families who wish to camp on their vacation. We are within five minutes of Gull Lake and fifteen minutes from Sylvan Lake. Refer to the David Thompson Tourist Council brochure, available at most tourist information booths, for many more camping area suggestions.

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Bentley Municipal Campground is open effective May long weekend to October 15th - weather permitting.

Total Liquor Ban in effect on May Long Weekend

Within Bentley itself, is a municipal un-serviced campground. There is a washroom/shower facility and a play area for the young ones. A dumping station and water tap are also available. Fire pits are provided though you must provide your own firewood. Camping fees are $25.00 per night - one unit per stall please.

Prepaid reservations may be made through the Town Office.  (403) 748-4044 Campground attendant on site 24 hours. Click here for a Campground Diagram.

Ball Diamonds

The municipality maintains three ball diamonds which are used by local slo-pitch and minor ball teams. Rentals can be arranged through the municipal office at (403) 748-4044.

Community Centres

Bentley Community Hall, a registered historical building Rental information can be obtained by calling (403) 748-3835.

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Bentley Ag Centre available for larger functions. Call (403) 598-1275 for further information.

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Curling

A four sheet artificial ice surface provides for all the curling you desire. The Curling Club is run by an executive. Junior, adult and senior leagues and bonspiels are active during the winter months. Rates are comparable to those in the area. The curling rink complex is available for rent during the summer months for cabarets, etc. at a very reasonable rate. Contact them at (403) 748-4303.

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Farmers' Markets

Held every Saturday from May long weekend to September long weekend at the Bentley Curling Rink between the hours of 1:30 to 4:00, this market is the largest and most popular in Central Alberta. Any craft, fresh baking or fresh vegetables you can imagine are offered at reasonable prices each week. When spending your weekend at the lake, be sure to include this popular attraction as part of your day - you will not be disappointed.

Figure Skating

From tiny tots to older youth, this program is very popular. Students in the figure skating program compete against each other, in competitions and produce and star in their own carnival each spring. For further information regarding the figure skating program, please contact Jennifer Goddu (403) 755-1527.

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Golfing

Though we do not have a golf course situated within the municipality, there are numerous courses within minutes.

Top of the Hill     Gull Lake Golf Course     Lakewood Golf Course     Mini Golf

Hockey

From the time a child can wear skates, they seem to be at the arena. Bentley is home to a very active and dedicated Minor Hockey Association. Parents serve not only as volunteers on the Executive of the Association but as coaches, chauffeurs, cheerleaders. A great number of previous players have gone onto play in junior leagues and even the National Hockey League.

Bentley Minor Hockey Website

Many adult teams rent ice yearly for recreation leagues as a form of winter exercise. Players are always welcome to join any of these teams.

Allan_cup_photo_Angel_Eyes.jpgThe Bentley Arena is also home to the Bentley Generals who play in the Senior AAA League.

•             2004- lost in the semi-finals

•             2007- lost in the semi-finals

•             2008- lost in the semi-finals

•             2009- won the Allen Cup!

•             2010- lost in the semi-final

•             2011- lost in the finals

•             2013- hosted and won the Allen Cup!

Check their website at bentleygenerals.ca for contact information or www.chinookhockeyleague.com for statistical information.

For ice rentals or general information, please call (403) 748-4044.

Public Skating - Skating times may vary - schedules are posted at the arena.

* Proper protective gear must be worn during Stick Time.

 

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Horseback Riding

Nestled in the rolling hills on the west side of Gull Lake in Central Alberta, Country Acre Stables beckons to horse lovers of all ages and abilities and offers a full range of horse services. www.countryacrestables.com

Horseshoes

The Bentley Horseshoe Club invites everyone, including singles, couples or families, to come play the game of horseshoe pitching.  Club members meet Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the Bentley recreation area horseshoe courts from mid-May to late September (weather permitting).

It is a good game for all ages, juniors through to seniors.  There is no charge to come check it out and get free lessons.  Come - bring family or a friend and have fun while getting some exercise in the great outdoors.  For more information, call the club president at (403) 748-2154.

Walking Path

Joining Gull Lake and Bentley is a paved walking path - a popular attraction not only for our citizens and school students, but for our weekend campers. Many choose to walk or bike into Bentley on Saturdays, go to the Farmers' Market, possibly stop for an ice cream or a few groceries and then back to the campground. What better way to spend a Saturday and get exercise at the same time!