Situated on the Sheep River, Okotoks is a beautiful township with a main street lined with inviting restaurants and locally-owned boutiques. This rural Canadian town is also blessed with an engaging museum and art gallery, three exceptional golf clubs, numerous parks and a close proximity to the world-famous sights of Calgary.
Things to do in Okotoks
Base yourself around Elizabeth Street, Okotoks’ main entertainment hub, where charming storefronts mingle with inviting restaurants. Enjoy all-you-can-eat Chinese cuisine at Big Rock Inn or dine on delicious Greek specialties at Almira's Mediterranean Grill. Browse for gifts at Wild Rose Jewellery & Gifts and purchase antiques at Emporium of Impossible Things.
The town centre is also home to the Rotary Performing Arts Centre, where you can watch community theatrical productions. Embrace local culture at Paintworks Art Studios & Supplies, which houses contemporary artwork and sells painting tools. Local artists are also showcased at the Lineham House Galleries, where beautiful paintings sit alongside ceramics.
Discover more about Okotoks’ fascinating past at the Okotoks Museum and Archives, which houses old school equipment, personal belongings and priceless treasures in a heritage house that’s said to be haunted. Need to take a break? Head to Wylie Athletic Park to watch some local sport or let the kids run wild in the aquatic playground.
Keen golfers are spoilt for choice at Okotoks, which boasts three courses, including the picturesque D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club and the River's Edge Golf Club. Alternatively, get your swing in at Crystal Ridge Golf Club, which features an immaculate nine-hole course, mini-golf course and the on-site Ridge House Restaurant.
Getting around Okotoks
Okotoks is about 30 minutes’ drive from Calgary, where you can fly into Calgary International Airport and hire a car. Parts of the city are easily explored on foot, but you’ll need a vehicle to venture further afield.