Things to do in Okotoks Area

Okotoks & Area

When you are visiting the area plan to stay a while. In addition to activities at the campground, there is lots to see and do in the area.  There are festivals in Okotoks throughout the summer, shopping from boutique stores, dining from fast food to gourmet, and a variety of galleries and antique shops. From sunny days to rainy days, here are a few things to consider. Get a taste in our blog post “A Day in Okotoks” and then come back and follow some of the links.

Okotoks Tourism

The Big Rock – Enormous Glacial Erratic moved here by glaciers 10,000 years ago – 12 kms

Olde Town Okotoks Shopping District – Check out their website for events and list of merchants – 4 kms

Kayben Farms Sunshine Park – 12+ acres of nature, farm and fun – 7 kms

Chinook Honey Farm & Meadery – learn about bees, honey & mead – 8.6 kms

The Saskatoon Farm – U-pick, cafe & gift shop – 8 kms

Okotoks Dawgs Baseball – Western Major Baseball League, and the season typically runs late May to early August – 1.5 kms

The Millennium Lanes – 5 pin bowling including lanes with bumpers and Glo Bowling – 2.3 kms

Okotoks Off Leash Dog Park – 38 acres fully fenced.  Parking is located just NE of the 32nd Street E. & Don Seaman Way intersection or SW corner of Drake Landing Loop. – 2 kms

Okotoks Pathways Map – A total of 49 kms of pathways reaching every corner of town.  Our favorite is the Sheep River Valley Pathway.  This circle route is 7.7 kms and crosses the river on both bridges in town.

Okotoks Recreation Centre – indoor pool, exterior water spray park and fitness centre

Bar-U Ranch National Historic Site – Discover the history of ranching in Southern Alberta.  At one time this operation covered 160,000 acres with as many as 30,000 head of cattle. – 57 kms

Spruce Meadows – International show jumping venue – 30 kms

Leighton Art Centre – Connect with art, history and the land.  Located in the former home and studio of famous landscape artist A.C. Leighton and his wife Barbara, you can experience art, history and the land.  The views to the west of the foothills and Rocky Mountains are icing on the cake. – 31 kms

Turner Valley Gas Plant National & Provincial Historic Site – here you will discover history at the birthplace of Alberta’s energy industry

Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area – 4,800 acre day-use area ideal for birding – 41 kms

Frank Lake – one of the best birding venues in the area – 29 kms

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump – UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum of Blackfoot culture- 139 kms