What to See & Do in the Okotoks Area

Staying at our contemporary, service-oriented Okotoks hotel means more than just comfortable beds and great features. It also means a fantastic staff of hand to point you in the direction of the many great things to see and do in and around town. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests.


Points of Interest


Freight Train In Canadian Rockies

  • Okotoks Art Gallery, The Okotoks Art Gallery (OAG) reflects the creativity and dynamic energy of both the Town of Okotoks and the Foothills region. It presents an ongoing series of contemporary and historical art exhibitions. Recent exhibits include "Alberta and the Group of Seven", Lou Lynn's "Retro-active", and "Celebrity Icons" which featured six works by Andy Warhol.
  • The CPR Station, This old Canadian Pacific Railway Station now acts as a local art venue for the community of Okotoks. It was built in 1929 as an extension to the line already existing in Calgary. They offer tours, artistic galas and many other interpretive services.
  • Piper and Murray Arenas, is an official sized skating ice rink with a seating capacity of 250. Various community and sporting events are held at the arena throughout the year.
  • Pason Centennial Arena, offers public and family skating times.
Baseball Batter Swinging

  • Antique Art Walk, Nanton has a great deal of antique dealers and shops which showcase artifacts, furniture and restorations. They all offer custom built furniture, hardware, uphostery, reclaimed wood products and much more. Any antique lover should definitely make a pilgrimage to Nanton.
  • Seaman Stadium, Home of the Okotoks Dawgs summer collegiate club and the JDawgs Youth Program, Seaman Stadium is the flagship facility in the Western Major Baseball League. Fans of the Dawgs have continued to flock to the Stadium, affectionately known as the Dawg Pound, as the club has averaged 1825 fans per game earning a ranking by Ballpark Biz as the number one draw, professional or otherwise, in the province of Alberta, the number one summer collegiate draw in Canada and among the top 10 summer collegiate draws in North America.
  • Heritage House Museum & Archives, Contains photographs and archives of Okotoks' history and heritage. Tour the exhibits or sign up for a heritage walking tour of downtown Okotoks.
Okotoks Erratic The Big Rock

  • Ethel Tucker Centennial Park, is located next to the Public Library, near Downtown Okotoks. It is the site of many local events, including the Youth Festival. A baseball diamond is located on-site.
  • Sheep River, The Sheep River begins in the mountains of the Elbow Sheep Wildland Provincial Park and passes through the Sheep River Provincial Park. Enjoy fly-fishing and river tubing down its waters.
  • Okotoks Erratic "The Big Rock", is the largest glacial erratic in the world. Left behind after the Ice Age, far from its original home in the Rocky Mountains, the enormous quartzite block weighs 16,500 tonnes, and was a major landmark and place of legend for travelling Blackfoot tribes. The Big Rock, after which a popular Calgary beer company is named, was Alberta's first natural feature to be determined as a provincial historic site in the 1970s.
  • Kayben Farms, Kayben’s Sunshine Adventure Park is 12+ acres of nature and farm for your kids to discover, learn and have fun in. Here at Kayben we are committed to sharing the natural world with you and educating the next generation about our earth & eating and buying local products.

Shopping

Group Of People Shopping

  • Southbank Business Park, This area is expanding with additional shops and restaurants opening up in the near future. This area currently includes: Costco®, Michaels® Arts and Crafts, Winners®, The Home Depot®, Goodlife® Fitness, Carter's® plus more.
  • Olde Towne Okotoks, Olde Towne Okotoks is a collection of unique businesses in one location in the heart of Okotoks. From boutique shops to mainstream services, you’re sure to find that unique gift or quality service from the shops downtown.
  • Cimarron Living, This shopping area includes but is not limited to: Walmart®, Canadian Tire, Sobeys, Payless Shoesource®, Reitmans and more.

Corporate Locations

Business People Meeting

  • Foothills School Division, We serve the learning needs of more than 7,750 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and employ over 800 teachers and support staff. We are committed to academic excellence and developing the whole child. Our students consistently achieve outstanding results in all areas of education – academics, the arts, athletics and career and technology instruction. Together with strong character education, we believe these are equally important contributors to overall development.
  • Town of Okotoks, The Town of Okotoks Council fulfills the legislative function of the Town's municipal government. Council is responsible for establishing corporate policy and setting the strategic priorities for Town staff on an annual basis.
  • Christ The Redeemer Catholic Schools, provide an authentic Catholic education to students in traditional schools in Canmore, Brooks, Drumheller, High River, Okotoks, Oyen and Strathmore and online schooling and blended programs to students all over Alberta.

Recreation

Man Playing Golf In The Sun

Dining

Medium Rib Eye Steak

  • The Original Burger Baron, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • Bistro Provence, fast food, French, open for: lunch, dinner, closed on Sunday and Mondays
  • Rylie's Cattle Barn, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner
  • Mr. Mikes Steakhouse & Bar, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner
  • Original Joe's Restaurant, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner
Home Style Breakfast

  • Boston Pizza, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • Fatburger, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Cora's Breakfast & Lunch, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • Spices East Indian Dining, full service, Indian, open for: dinner
  • Ricky's All Day Grill, buffet, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Group Of Friends Toasting

  • Pizza Hut®, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • JoJo's Cafe, cafe, Vegetarian, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open seasonally from May 2 - September 26
  • Grand Central Bar & Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • The Owl's Pub, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner

Nearby Cities

Calgary City Skyline

  • 50 kilometer(s) from Calgary
  • 170 kilometer(s) from Lethbridge
  • 341 kilometer(s) from Edmonton
  • 19 kilometer(s) from High River
  • 189 kilometer(s) from Red Deer

Transportation:

  • 55 kilometer(s) from Calgary International Airport
  • 313 kilometer(s) from Edmonton International Airport

Education

College Students

  • Bow Valley College, Bow Valley College is now offering programs in Okotoks and High River.
  • Holy Trinity Academy, Holy Trinity Academy is a senior high school (grades 10 to 12) serving some 750 students. The Mission Statement of Holy Trinity Academy is based on the three theological virtues of faith, hope and love.
  • Foothills Composite High, Foothills Composite High School or Alberta High School of Fine Arts support Athletics and Arts programs in the Okotoks area.
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