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Lakestyle’s Top 12 Summer Lake Finds | Lakestyle Canada

June 18, 2019

Get ready for summer time at the lake with Lakestyle’s Top 12 Summer Lake Finds including water toys, our favourite cozy warm socks and moccasins at night by the fire.

Lakestyle’s Top 12 Summer Lake Finds

Lakestyle has been searching for the latest and greatest perfect lake items for Spring and Summer 2019. Here are Lakestyle’s Summer Lake Finds for you to get out on your dock and enjoy this lake season.

Top 12 Summer Finds

1. The All Natural Ceasar Mix [$7.99] by Walters is sure to get your taste buds hopping and your afternoon rocking this summer at the lake. Check out Goodness Me! to order yours online today or check out Find Walter to locate brick and mortar locations for pick up.

2. The Floating Island Pad [$769] from Lakestyle Inc. will keep an entire group of children or adults entertained on the water all weekend. Say goodbye to buying inflatable lake toys every season, as this huge floating island will never spring a leak.

 

3. The Rocky Mountain Soap Company is committed to providing natural simple ingredients in their products. A great soap to add to your cabin or cottage bathroom this summer is the Cedarwood and Fir Bar Soap [$5.95] as it brings nature in with its woodsy aromas.

 

 

4. At the Drake General Store there is a perfect match for your cabin pancakes – Amber Maple Syrup [$18.00]. Your breakfasts and brunches will never be the same.

 

5. The Solar Stud Lights [39.99] for Lakestyle Inc. are a fantastic way to light up a deck, dock, driveway, patio or outdoor stairs at the cabin or cottage. Designed with a solid cast aluminum body that is sealed to resist weather and moisture, these lights will light your lake activities long into the night.

 

6. The Canadian Flag Deluxe Armchair [$21.99] from Canadian Tire features a strong weather resistant steel frame, a Canadian flag printed on both sides and is made of durable polyester fabric with a water repellent coating to encourage water beading. With a mesh beverage holder located in the arm rest, this chair is perfect for lazy long days on the dock.

 

7. Canoe Suede Moccasins [$99.99] from Manitobah are perfect for this lazy coffee mornings at the lake. Look stylish and comfortable while supporting a great #madeinCanada company located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

8. Breanne Morrow, a talented Canadian Artist has started a studio called White Feather Designs in Meaford, Ontario. With many designs and collections to choose from, there will be a jewelry piece that speaks to you. Lakestyle likes the Multi Reticulated Necklace in Mint [$95.00].

 

9. The Aqua Blue Iced Tea Pitcher [$28.00] from David’s Tea is sure to cool off all of your summer lake guests. The pitcher isn’t limited to making tea. Try using it to make our signature Lakestyle Cucumber Lemonade recipe.

 

10. The Prairie Mug [$25.00] from Flannel Foxes is a stylish way to stay toasty at the cabin this summer on those stormy days as well as those chilly mornings on the dock in the warmer months.

 

11. These Hard Working at the Lake Socks [$18.00] from Blacknot Farm® (Petersfield, MB) are perfect for kicking back at the lake. Whether you are boating, or sitting on your dock, your toes are sure to stay warm in a pair of these beauties.

 

12. Last but no least of Lakestyle’s Top 12 Summer Lake finds is a new zero maintenance dock ladder [starting at $244.00] from Lakestyle. A new dock ladder will freshen up the look of your entire dock. These ladders are compatible to any dock system and their aluminum construction means no maintenance is required.

 

What are your top summer lake finds? Share your favourites in the comments section!

Lakestyle is a company founded on a desire to help people fulfill their lake lifestyle dreams. By utilizing easy to maintain dock systems and accessories, people are to spend less time working and more time having fun! Check us out at www.lakestyle.ca. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @LakestyleCA!

 

 

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Lakestyle returns to the 2018 Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen’s show

February 05, 2018

EBSS logoWe are excited to announce that Lakestyle will be at the 2018 Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen’s show March 15-18 at the Edmonton Expo Centre.

We look forward to talking about how we can make your lake lifestyle less work and more fun! We’re excited to show off some our best sellers like our drop in dock sections and outdoor lighting. Stop by and see for yourself the superior quality of our products and how they can make your lake life easier. From our DIY kits to the signature Tommy Dock bracket and post system that is built to minimize your time for set up at the start of the year and tear down at the end to maximize your time on the water doing what you love best, we’ll be there to answer all your questions and help you plan the dock you’ve been dreaming of.

The Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen’s Show is a must attend event! This is Western Canada’s BIGGEST Boat & Sportsmen’s Show. We are over 500,000 sq. ft., covering all aspects of the outdoor lifestyle including boating, off-roading, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, adventure tourism, destination travel locations, as well as organizations devoted to education, conservation and preservation.

Get your tickets today!

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What A Year!

February 03, 2018

What a year! In 2017 at Lakestyle, we were busy getting the business up and running after a successful time at the Edmonton and Calgary boat shows. It was fun to plan what our booth was going to look like, think about the logistics of getting the dock sections, bumpers, ladders and hardware all in and out. We met some great people with tons of ideas. We saw a lot of smiling faces as people walked away with one of our sandal key chains. Our social media presence continues to grow as do product sales. I met some great guys out in Sylvan Lake, Buffalo Lake, Gull Lake and beyond. It is hard to believe that a full year is now behind us and to imagine that Lakestyle was only in its infancy a short time ago.

Lakestyle - Sunset on the lake

I’ve learned so many things. I’ve learned that you have to be dedicated and persistent, that you have to dare to dream and believe in what you do. I’ve learned that there are many ups and downs (even to this day!) and that you cannot take anything for granted.  There are so many supportive people who help bring an idea to reality. And you can’t forget about your family. They are truly my cheerleaders through and through, helping out wherever possible, and being there emotionally when the times are tough and celebrating when the times are good!

 

We had a lot of fun exploring different ideas for using our docks. From portable decks to duck blinds, to tundra or bog boardwalks to fly-in fishing camps. And lets not forget about the traditional dock at the lake! We continue to look at the many ways that Tommy Docks products can be used to support recreational adventures.

Lakestyle - blue sky and canola fields

All the while, we were able to have some fun at the lake, enjoying time with friends and family. It was a time of many firsts. We got to see friends getting up on skis for the very first time, kids challenging and successfully completing a full 360 on the kneeboard, others daring to slalom ski after a 20 year hiatus. There is nothing quite like hearing and feeling the excitement, as a group of kids (young and old) goes for a ride on the tube, hoping that they almost get bumped off! Great times reminiscing about the stars in the hot tub at night or sitting around the campfire sharing stories, all the while knowing that the next day has even more in store.

We loved playing yard games, tag, hide and seek or chilling out in the hammock. We spent so much time going for walks in the garden, picking Saskatoon berries, raspberries, cherries, apples or rhubarb secretly hoping that Mom or Grandma would make us yet another pie. Mmmm. Pie and ice cream on a hot summer day – can’t be beat!

Lakestyle - Lighthouse on lake

As we watch yet another sun set in these cold wintery days, we have to stop and think about how blessed we are to be able to build, create, share, and enjoy all of these wonderful lake things. I’d like to thank all of those that have stayed with us on this journey so far and look forward to another great season in the coming year!

All the best,

Kevin

 

Lakestyle is a company founded on a desire to help people fulfill their lake lifestyle dreams. By utilizing easy to maintain dock systemsand accessories, people are able to spend less time working and more time having fun!  Check us out at www.lakestyle.ca, follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter @LakestyleCA!

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Lakestyle’s Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Lake Enthusiasts!

November 06, 2017

Lakestyle has made a list, checked it twice, and we are excited to present our Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for every Lake Enthusiast on your list. These are the perfect lake themed presents for everyone on your list this holiday season.

  1. The Ion Plunge Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker [$99.99] from Canadian Tire is a waterproof, fully submersible Bluetooth speaker that provides hours of continuous use thanks to the rechargeable battery.  Perfect for lazy long days on the dock.Waterproof speaker
  2. Trucker Hats [$13.50] from My Custom Party Store (Edmonton, AB) has a wide selection of lake worthy hats, with clever sayings such as “Lake Hair Don’t Care” and “Boat Hair Don’t Care”.  These are perfect for those long, hot days on the water.Lake Hats
  3. The custom bracelets from ClairAshley (Waldheim, SK) on Etsy are lightweight and made from food safe aluminum.  A perfect accessory for someone’s who’s heart belongs at the lake.Lake Bracelet
  4. The Solar Stud Lights [$39.99] from Lakestyle Inc. (Calgary & Sylvan Lake, AB) are a fantastic way to light  up any deck, dock, driveway, patio, or outdoor stairs at the cabin or cottage.  Designed with a solid cast aluminum body, that is sealed to resist weather and moisture, these lights will light your lake activities, long into the night.Dock Lights
  5. The Custom Lake Silhouette Print [$40.00] from Ramble on Supply Co (Ontario, CA) is a sweet addition to any lake decor. Display the love you have for your favorite lake with pride with this custom lake silhouette print.Lake Art
  6. The Floating Island Pad [$799.00] from Lakestyle Inc. (Calgary & Sylvan Lake, AB) will keep an entire group of children (or adults) entertained on the water all weekend.  Say goodbye to buying inflatable lake toys every season, this huge floating island is practically indestructible and will never spring a leak.Floating Island Pad
  7. The Rocky Mountain Toque [$40.00] from Flannel Foxes is a stylish way to stay toasty at the cabin this winter, as well as those chilly mornings on the dock in the warmer months.Canadian Toques
  8. These Hard Working at the Lake Socks [$18.00] from BlacknotFarm (Petersfield, MB) are perfect for kicking back at the lake, whether you are boating, or sitting on your dock.  Your toes are sure to stay warm in a pair of these beauties.Lake Socks
  9. A new Dock Ladder [starting at $244.00] from Lakestyle Inc.(Calgary & Sylvan Lake, AB) , will freshen up the look of your entire dock.  These ladders are compatible with any dock system and their aluminum construction means zero maintenance required.Dock ladder
  10. Rustic Painted Oars [$58.13] from CastawaysHall (Langley, BC) are a beautiful addition to your cabin or cottage. They offer a variety of colours, to suit every style of decor at the lake.Oar Art

We hope you enjoyed our Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for lake enthusiasts. Do you have an idea that’s not up here? We’d love to hear about it, share it with us in the comments.

Lakestyle is a company founded on a desire to help people fulfill their lake lifestyle dreams. By utilizing easy to maintain dock systems and accessories, people are able to spend less time working and more time having fun!  Check us out at www.lakestyle.ca, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LakestyleCA!

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Sailing in Alberta

August 17, 2017

Explore something new. Tackle another adventure. Keep learning, always keep learning. That’s how we do things around here. That spirit of curiosity and boundless limits are alive and well in our family.

“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.” @OfficialJimRohn  Here @LakestyleCA, we couldn’t agree more!

So, one day a few summers ago, Grandma and Grandpa bought a sailboat.  Her name is Miss Adventure (Missy for short) and she is a well loved beauty.  Their dream of learning to sail became a reality in the spring of 2014 at the Kelowna Yacht Club in British Columbia, when they set eyes on the green and white 1984 Catalina 22.  They quickly became her 4th owner and they could feel that she was up for many more adventures just off the shores of Sylvan Lake in Alberta, her new home.  When not sailing, Miss Adventure sits proudly in her lift by the dock, watching all the lake life and cabin life, anticipating her next sail.

Now what’s truly amazing is that there are so many people in land-locked Alberta that are also interested in sailing.  The Alberta Sailing Association website is a treasure trove of information about sailing, and has a Sailing Club Directory with over 20 different sailing clubs and associations.  It appears that in all corners of our province, opportunities exist to sail our beautiful waters.

Not sure if the weather conditions are favourable for a sail? Instantly find the wind and weather forecast for your location on the Windfinder website, an excellent source of information for kitesurfers, windsurfers, sup paddlers, kayaker, fishermen, boaters and sailors alike!  Whether it’s windy or not, getting out on your sailboat is time well spent.  If it’s breezy, get those sails up and catch some wind.  If the winds are calm, kick back and relax, cast a line or go for a dip off your port or starboard side.

Learning to sail has become a favourite activity at the lake.  Grandma and Grandpa have been teaching their grandkids, friends from near and far and even their big dog Charlie how to sail.  What fun to see the sparkle in someone’s eye when they pull the mainsail up and it billows with air or when they tack or jibe, successfully turning the sailboat in the desired direction.

It has been said that in sailing, as in life, it is not the destination, but rather the journey itself that truly matters.  Buy a sailboat, find a lake, learn to sail…. what a grand adventure!

Lakestyle is a company founded on a desire to help people fulfill their lake lifestyle dreams. By utilizing easy to maintain dock systems and accessories, people are able to spend less time working and more time having fun!  Check us out at www.lakestyle.ca, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LakestyleCA!

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Riding Waves

April 24, 2017

 

Recently, I was fortunate to be able to make another trip to the ocean. The weather was somewhat stormy when I first got there. Waves were what I considered to be big. I am sure they were nowhere near what others would consider even significant. As I gazed out off the pier I saw several people floating on their surfboards. I spent some time observing their actions and as I did so I realized there are so many parallels between what they were doing and what it was like to start a new company.

You need to have an idea and a passion for what you do. You must be willing to get up in the morning with a drive to improve and a willingness to try. Grab your surfboard, put your second skin on and brave the water’s cold embrace. Starting a business is ignited by a passion, a belief that something needs fixing, that there is a problem that you can help solve, and ultimately that others feel needs a solution, whether they know it at the time or not. You take the plunge.

Practice. I would wait and watch as wave after wave passed by. Then one really good wave would come, the surfer would paddle, jump on her board only to fall off within a mere second. But she never gave up. In starting a business, it takes a lot of practice. Whether it is your sales story, the way you simply converse with potential clients or the presentations you give, you must practice and in doing so, gain confidence. Sometimes, often a lot of times, you won’t succeed. But you keep practicing.

Along with practice is patience. Each wave reveals its true character, sometimes too early, sometimes too late. The key is to wait for the next chance at success. And when that time comes she jumps on her board and gives it 100% effort. Patience is key in any business, whether it is a new one or not. Hard work will lead to success, but you can’t expect success on the very first wave that comes. Being patient allows you to prepare, plan and focus so when the next big break comes, you are ready.

And then comes her chance. She paddles hard, flips on her board and rides the wave. It only lasts a short while, but she did it, and it was amazing. I wanted to clap as I knew just how much effort it took for that one moment of time. It was beautiful and I knew that it wouldn’t be the last. When you get that break in business, celebrate the opportunity, execute it well and know that what you’ve been able to do was worth the practice, patience and reward.

“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.”  H. Jackson Brown Jr.

info@lakestyle.ca

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Here we come Edmonton!

February 21, 2017

Lakestyle - Calgary Boat and Sportsmen's show 2017

After a fantastic kickoff at the Calgary Boat and Sportsmen’s show, Lakestyle is excited to continue our introduction tour at the Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s show March 16-19.

Come down to the Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands Park and see what we have to offer.

This is an excellent opportunity to see the products up close, feel the high quality construction, and talk to one of our experts about all of your dock and accessory needs.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at any time!

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Lakestyle on Location – YYC

January 29, 2017

Calgary Boat and Sportsmen's show logo

We are very excited to announce that Lakestyle Inc. will be at the Calgary Boat and Sportsmen’s show February 9-12, 2017.

We are bringing a sampling of our products for you to see, touch, and ask questions about. Come chat with us about your dock building plans and what you need to make those plans a reality. We will help you figure out what products will best suite your needs and perhaps help you discover other products that will make that plan even easier to achieve and maintain then you thought.

Have questions? Want to see the quality, kick the tires and check under the hood? Come down to the show and we’ll happily answer any questions and help you find what you’re looking for.

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Hello World of Social Media, We are here!

January 06, 2017

That’s right, Lakestyle is on Social Media! Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be exact! Follow us for tips and tricks for dock building and maintenance, fun recipes to enjoy when you’re at the lake, share photos of your own dock and the good times you have at the lake, and maybe even find a contest every now and then. You never know! Tag us using @LakestyleCA or use the hashtag #lakestyleliving.

Another exciting piece of our newest adventure.

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The creation of Lakestyle Inc!

January 03, 2017

We are so excited to share our newest venture with you, finally! The idea for Lakestyle Inc. has been floating around for a while now, so we finally took the plunge and made it a reality.

It all started because we love our time at our own cabin, and while we know that some work is necessary, we are always looking for ways to either minimize the work or make it as fast and efficient as possible. As we had purchased a previously loved property, it came with a dock already built which was wonderful! We made note of the Tommy Docks parts and were instantly impressed with how easy they were to use, and how little time and tools it took. The downside came when we wanted to add on to our dock, we found that the only places to get Tommy Dock parts were American retailers for the most part, and all in the East.

Lightbulb moment, we supply these fantastic parts and add on our own services and VOILA! Lakestyle is born! Lakestyle is the only retailer outside of Ontario and the Eastern United States to sell Tommy Dock parts. We not only sell them, but we have them in stock, saving you money and the time required for shipping.

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