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Okotoks Visitor & Activities Guide


Table of Contents Mayor’s Message

Arts & Culture 6 Parks, Pathways & Playgrounds 8 Day Trip Excursions 10 Recreation 15 Community Facilities & Info 19 Accommodations 20 Service Directory 23 Community Events 28 Listings

On behalf of the Town of Okotoks, we would like to welcome you to our Hip, Happening & Historic community! Our town, located just 10 minutes south of Calgary, is a warm, inviting and vibrant place that offers residents and visitors many dining, shopping, cultural and recreational experiences. Okotoks offers charming accommodation options including hotels, bed & breakfasts and camping to extend your day trip to an overnight stay! While you’re here, we encourage you to check out our pathway system or golf courses, visit our museum and art gallery or partake in the many year-round activities that Okotoks proudly hosts. Check out events such as the Spirit of Okotoks Parade, Canada Day Celebrations, First Saturdays, Okotoks Pro Rodeo, and Holiday Light Up just to name a few. See page 28 or our website at www.okotoks.ca for more event listings. For a basic map of Okotoks, flip to page 16.

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Check out the regional activities that are close by such as biking, fishing, and hiking in breathtaking Kananaskis or the unique offerings along the historic Cowboy Trail.

20,000 copies of the Okotoks Visitor & Activities Guide will be distributed to various locations throughout the Foothills, Calgary and surrounding area. The Town of Okotoks has made every effort to ensure accuracy of the information presented in this publication and assumes no responsibility for changes, errors or omissions.

Thank you for visiting! We hope you enjoy your stay and get a chance to immerse yourself in all Okotoks has to offer!

Car Show Image Credit: Lynne Friesen

Mayor Wm. (Bill) Robertson & Town Council

Copyright © 2013

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Arts & Culture Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station (OAG) and Visitor Information Centre

Okotoks Museum and Archives at Heritage House (OMA) 49 North Railway Street

53 North Railway Street

Okotoks is a town with a rich heritage. OMA reflects the history of a community rooted in three centuries, it promises to share the stories of Okotoks, inspiring people to connect to the community and their environment. Established in 2000, OMA is devoted to preserving artifacts and archival resources and celebrating the stories of Okotoks’ past. Serving both the Town of Okotoks and the Foothills region, OMA presents ongoing exhibits along with programs and events for adults, families and seniors which promote exploration and connection to history in exciting ways.

Okotoks is a progressive town with a vibrant arts community. OAG reflects this wealth of creativity and dynamic energy while engaging and inspiring diverse communities. Founded in 1981, OAG helps to achieve a greater quality of life through meaningful visual art exhibitions and educational programming. The Gallery presents an ongoing series of contemporary and historical art exhibitions and runs programs and events for adults, families and seniors which promote exploration and connection to art in exciting ways.

Summer Hours: May long weekend to September long weekend: Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday & holidays Noon to 5pm Winter Hours: September long weekend to May long weekend: Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 5pm Closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays

Summer Hours: May long weekend to September long weekend: Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday & holidays - Noon to 5pm Winter Hours: September long weekend to May long weekend: Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 5pm Closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays

Admission to the Museum is free.Donations are accepted. Ph: 403-938-8969 Website: www.okotoksculture.ca

Admission to the Gallery is free. Donations are accepted. Ph: 403-938-3204 Website: www.okotoksculture.ca

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Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) 3 Elma Street East For almost a century, the brick church on the corner of Elma Street and Centre Avenue served as a gathering place for the Okotoks community; a place to worship, gain inspiration and where music and praise filled the rafters. Although no longer a church, the facility continues to be a gathering place for celebration and inspiration in its new role as RPAC. After undergoing a $1 million renovation and reopening in 2011, this much-loved historic building is now a beautiful facility for the performing arts. RPAC is known for its fantastic acoustics and, in partnership with the Okotoks Arts Council, hosts concerts ranging from classical to rock. It is also the home stage for Dewdney Players. For rental or other inquires call 403-938-3204 or email culture&history@okotoks.ca.


Parks,Pathways & Playgrounds The Town Open Spaces team provides professional care of parks, pathways, playgrounds, outdoor recreation facilities, natural spaces, and trees. Open Spaces also provides information on parks and natural areas stewardship, vegetation management and urban forests. Okotoks residents have made a significant commitment to their open spaces, which means that they think about and consider many different types of green spaces and natural areas outside of traditional municipal parks.

Okotoks Off-Leash Dog Park The Off-Leash Dog Park is located south of the Drake Landing storm pond. It provides a fenced-in, leashfree place where well-behaved canine companions can exercise and play in a clean, safe environment without endangering themselves or disturbing people, property or wildlife. For more information, visit www.okotoks.ca/parks.aspx.

Pathways Utilize the more than 51 km of interconnected scenic hiking/biking trails that pass by everything from the Sheep River to mountain views to backyards, to parks.

Community Parks and Outdoor Facilities Community parks and outdoor facilities are comprised of: • 5 Outdoor Skating Rinks • 96 Parks • 1 Skateboard Park • 48 Playgrounds • 1 BMX Track • 14 Ball Diamonds • 1 Water Spray Park • 15 Soccer Pitches • Outdoor Fitness Trail • 5 Tennis Courts • 2 Football/Rugby Fields

For more information visit www.okotoks.ca/parks.aspx or call 403-938-8031.

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Day Trip Excursions Shopping

Cemetery Tours

Okotoks has several splendid shopping areas: Olde Towne Okotoks (Elizabeth, Elma, McRae & North Railway Streets), Westmount, Cornerstone, Southridge & Northridge Drives, Drake Landing and the Southbank Business Park, Okotoks Business Park and the North Gateway. Each area offers a wide variety of shops and services.

The Okotoks and District Historical Society holds free guided tours in the summer. Travel back in time to find out about the people who shaped our history. Call the Okotoks Museum and Archives for info., 403-938-8969.

Heritage Walking Tour The Okotoks and District Historical Society offers free guided tours of historic downtown Okotoks in the summer. Discover the interesting stories about the buildings within the downtown core and the fascinating characters who lived and worked there. For further information call the Okotoks Museum and Archives, 403-938-8969.

Golf Crystal Ridge Golf Course is a 9 hole course with a two restaurant clubhouse. For more information visit www.crystalridgegolf.com. D’Arcy Ranch Golf Course is an 18 hole course with a dining room and lounge in the clubhouse. For more information visit www.darcyranchgolf.com.

Okotoks Glacial Erratic Spend an afternoon picnicking at the Big Rock. It is the largest glacial erratic in North America, located 7 km west of Okotoks. The name Okotoks is actually Blackfoot for “rock.” Full wheelchair accessibility and washrooms onsite. Parking lot and washrooms closed from mid-October to mid-May.

River’s Edge Golf Club, located 3km east of Okotoks, is a full 18 hole facility, with grass tee driving range, pro shop, licensed clubhouse and restaurant. For more information visit www.riversedgegolfclub.com.

Sheep River Enjoy the meandering Sheep River! It offers boating, swimming, picnicking and pleasure. There are many fishing spots near Okotoks as well; check out the Sheep River, Elbow River, Bow River and Highwood River, plus lake fishing just a little further west.

Biking Visit www.travelalberta.com to find out about the exciting bike trails in Kananaskis and more!

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Okotoks Agricultural Society

Bar U Ranch

Located north of Okotoks on Hwy 2A & 306 Avenue is the oldest ongoing agricultural society in Western Canada with a history dating back to 1892. It hosts groups such as the Future Cowboys and Cowgirls Rodeo Society and 4H. Visit the website: www.okotoksag.com.

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site is located 13 km south of Longview on Highway 22. A designated historic site, turn of the century buildings are lovingly preserved and restored. The Bar U Ranch was established in 1882; for more information call 403-395-3044 or toll-free at 1-888-773-8888.

Hiking

Equestrian

If hiking is your love, pack up and get ready to experience the unforgettable beauty of the regional trail system. From mild to wild, nature and wildlife are featured in their best habitat - naturally. For information visit www.travelalberta.com.

For the horse enthusiasts, Spruce Meadows is just 15 minutes north of Okotoks on Highway 22x. Also near Okotoks are many stables that board horses and provide trail rides for those who prefer a “hands on” approach.There are over 800 kms of equestrianuse trails throughout Kananaskis Country. For more information visit www.albertaequestrian.com.

Bus Tours Is riding more your style? For a truly unforgettable experience, bus tours gather in Calgary and Okotoks and provide breathtaking scenery into the Kananaskis mountain and Foothills region. Visit www.travelalberta.com for more information.

Millarville Market Just a short drive west on Highway 22, the Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm during the summer and features local crafts and fresh produce. For more information, call the Market hotline at 403-931-3411 or visit www.millarvilleracetrack.com

The Cowboy Trail Nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the Canadian prairie is Alberta’s high ranching country, home to the historic 700 km Cowboy Trail. Stay at a guest ranch or working ranch. Experience a trail ride with an outfitter into some of Alberta’s prettiest country. Visit www.thecowboytrail.com for more information.

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Day Trip Excursions Kayben Farms

Chinook Honey Company

3 km north of the Crystal Ridge Golf Course on 32 St. east, Kayben Farms provides wonderful solutions and services in landscaping; has a lovely garden centre that provides plants, products and education; offers locally grown and processed fruit and fruit products; and provides agri-tourism experiences that give guests the opportunity to expand their knowledge of modern farming and to enjoy recreation in a farm setting. At JoJo’s cafe, the chefs are always creating something fresh and new from the on-farm garden and the wares of local producers. Sit on the patio sipping a glass of wine while your pizza is baked in the wood-fired pizza oven. For more information call 403-938-2857 or visit www.kayben.com.

Located just minutes from Okotoks; travel straight through on Southridge Dr. to Sobeys. At the stop light turn right onto Highway #7. Go west and turn left at the Chinook Honey Company sign. It is the first farm on your right (look for the blue buildings). They provide wonderful natural honey, a variety of specialty honeys, honey jams, honey wine (mead), and hand crafted products. For more information call 403-995-0830 or visit www.chinookhoney.com.

Saskatoon Farm Visit the Saskatoon Farm, located 3km east of Okotoks on 338 Ave. It features 50 acres of u-pick saskatoons, a fully-stocked garden centre, unique gift shop and exceptional cafe. The Saskatoon Farm is open year-round from 9am-5pm. For more information, call 403-938-6245 or 1-800-463-2113 or visit www.saskatoonfarm.com.

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RRSP? TFSA? RRIF?

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Contact or visit Cindy today! Cindy Dorais Financial Advisor, ATB Securities Inc. 131-31 Southridge Drive, Okotoks, AB T1S 2N3 Ph: 403-995-3229 Email: cdorais@atb.com

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Photo: Nicole Blais

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Recreation Free Public Skates - Wednesdays from 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm, sponsored by Cargill Meat Solutions. Starting in October. Walking Track - 7:00 am-11:00 pm 7 days per week when facility is open and no major events are scheduled.

Okotoks Recreation Centre 99 Okotoks Drive Client Services: 403-938-4222 or 403-938-8954 24 Hour Information Line: 403-938-5094 Fax: 403-938-8934 Website: www.okotoks.ca

*Please note that the track is NOT available during Okotoks Junior A Oilers hockey games. Town of Okotoks programs being held in the upper concourse may utilize the walking track at various times throughout the day.

The Okotoks Recreation Centre offers year-round continued learning, sport and leisure opportunities for the entire family. Facilities include a fitness centre (www.naturalhigh.ca), arenas, multi-purpose rooms, youth centre, curling rink, gymnasium and pools. There is a 25m – 4 lane leisure pool, a 25m – 6 lane lap pool, a 1m diving board and a 40 person, wheelchair accessible hot tub. Free Public Swims Saturdays from 1-2 pm, sponsored by Cargill Meat Solutions. See our website for scheduled public and family swims. Facilities located outside the Recreation Centre include a skateboard park, sports fields and outdoor water spray park; see www.okotoks.ca/ spraypark.aspx for details.

Seaman Stadium and Duvernay Fieldhouse 2111 North Railway Dr. Ph: 403-262-DAWG (3294) Website: www.dawgsbaseball.ca Email: info@dawgsbaseball.ca Seaman Stadium features full concessions, 2 BBQ patios, full service bars and an extensive family berm. In 2009, the Dawgs added the Duvernay Fieldhouse, a complete, full sized, indoor training center. Since June 6, 2007 Opening Night, the Dawgs have captured the WMBL Championship in 2007, 2008 and 2009. 2012 was a phenomenal year for the Dawgs! They opened Tourmaline Field, home of the Dawgs Academy, their pitcher, Jim Henderson, got called up to the Major League Milwaukee Brewers in July and the summer collegiate team also welcomed its 300,000th fan to Seaman Stadium!

Pason Centennial Arena 204 Community Way 24 Hour Info Line: 403-938-5094 Ice Rentals: 403-938-8954 Website: www.okotoks.ca The Centennial Arena is a year-round, multi-use facility able to host a variety of events including: hockey, ringette, figure skating, family and public skating, and organized group activities; and is home to the Okotoks Junior “A” Oilers.

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Town of Okotoks Outdoor Spray Park Located at the Recreation Centre 99 Okotoks Drive Open Daily 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

(weather permitting)

Season of Operation: Victoria Day Weekend - Labour Day Weekend For park rules and other information visit www.okotoks.ca/spraypark.aspx


Community Facilities &Info Okotoks Public Library

Foothills Centennial Centre

7 Riverside Drive West 403-938-2220 www.okotokslibrary.ca

4 – 204 Community Way Okotoks, AB T1S 2N3 Ph: 403-938-2907 Fax: 403-938-0507 Website: www.foothillscentennialcentre.com Email: footcomm@telus.net

HOURS: Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 8:30pm Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 1pm - 5pm Closed all stat holidays and Sundays in July/Aug and Labour Day weekend.

The Foothills Centennial Centre is a symbol of the spirit of this vibrant community, weaving together the social, cultural and intellectual activities of Okotoks and the Foothills area. This multi-purpose complex is made up of a seniors’ centre, youth space, meeting rooms, covered outdoor patio, commercial kitchen, and a 10,000-square-foot hall that can be divided into four smaller halls. The centre can accommodate functions of anywhere from 10 to 1,000 people. Since it opened in late 2003, the centre has welcomed over 100,000 people from the Foothills area and beyond while hosting various events. For more information visit www.foothillscentennialcentre.com.

Visitor Services – Browse our collection as well as participate in any of our free adult or drop-in children’s programs. A complete schedule is available on the website. Internet Access – There are 15 public access computers. Documents can be printed or photocopied for a fee.The library is one of Okotoks’ only free wireless hotspots in town. Laptop users can ask at the circulation desk for the user name and password. Collections and Information Services – There are a large selection of current periodicals, newspapers, fiction, non-fiction and audio-visual material. Also available are government brochures, college/university information, general reference material and visitor information. Staff is on hand to give directions and answer questions about the community. Resource Sharing – Member of TRAC – The Regional Automation Consortium and TAL – The Alberta Library. With a current library card, individuals can also access Overdrive - digital downloadable media in a variety of formats. For more information, please visit the library’s website at www.okotokslibrary.ca

Welcome Wagon The Welcome Wagon has been welcoming families since 1930 as they experience a variety of lifestyle changes. It provides civic information on our community as well as brining gifts and greetings from participating businesses to welcome them. For more information visit www.welcomewagon.ca

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Accommodations Bed & Breakfasts

Campgrounds

Harmony House Bed & Breakfast 403-995-0461

Okotoks Lion’s Campground/ Sheep River Park 403-938-4282 99 Woodhaven Drive (downtown Okotoks) Email: info@okotokslionscampground.com Website: www.okotokslionscampground.com

(Alberta B & B Association; B & B Association of Calgary Accredited)

15 Westridge Crescent Okotoks, AB

Riverview Bed & Breakfast 403-938-5862

The campground is open from May 1 – October 1 and has a total of 61 sites. There are 55 with full-service hook-ups (30 Amps and cable TV) as well as 6 tent sites (15 Amps power) that come with 12’ x 12’ sandbox to place tents on.

(Alberta B & B Association; B & B Association of Calgary Accredited)

15 minutes south of Calgary off of the #2 Highway.

Rainbows End/Heritage Lace Bed & Breakfast\Elma Street Antiques 403-938-4735 2 Elma Street Okotoks, AB

Check-in Time: 1:00pm-9:00pm Check-out Time: 12:00 noon on departure day All sites have fire pits; wood is available from the office. Wireless Internet available. Pets are welcome for $2.00/day. The following breeds are not accepted: Rottweilers, Doberman Pinchers, Pit Bulls and crosses there-of.

Hotels Opening Spring 2014! Best Western Plus Inn & Suites

403-803-1017

(Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association Accredited)

100 Southbank Road Okotoks, AB

Lakeview Inn & Suites

Rates: Full Hook-ups (cable TV included) Nightly $38 Two weeks $450 Monthly $900

403-938-7400

(Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association Accredited)

22 Southridge Drive Okotoks, AB

Tents Nightly $25

Okotoks Country Inn 403-938-1999 (Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association Accredited)

59 Riverside Gate Okotoks, AB

The Royal Duke Hotel Eatery & Pub 403-938-4101 2 Elizabeth St. Okotoks, AB

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Your Community Newspaper

403.938.6397

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Service Directory Scotiabank 403-938-4712 721, 201 Southridge Dr Servus Credit Union, Ltd. 403-938-8610 131, 71 Riverside Dr W TD Canada Trust 403-995-3183 160, 28 Southridge Dr Western Financial Group 403-938-0777 207, 200 Southridge Dr

Town Services Town of Okotoks - General Info 403-938-4404 Municipal Enforcement 403-938-8913 RCMP 403-938-7046 325 Woodgate Rd for emergencies call 9-1-1 Fire Services 403-938-4066 for emergencies call 9-1-1 Visitor Information/ Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station 403-938-3204 53 North Railway St Okotoks Recreation Centre 24-hour information line 403-938-5094 Highway Information Volker Stevin (VS ROADS) 1-888-877-6237 Okotoks Health & Wellness/ Urgent Care 403-995-2600 11 Cimarron Common Urgent Care Hours: 8:00am – 10:00pm

Car Rentals Budget Rent-A-Car 101 Northgate Dr Enterprise Rent-A-Car 197 Stockton Ave

403-938-8444 403-938-8677

Drugstores/Pharmacies Costco 403-995-5159 201, 104 Southbank Blvd No Frills 403-938-8080 9, Sandstone Gate Okotoks HC Pharmacy 403-995-1080 74 Elizabeth Street Rexall 403-938-8589 300 Village Ave (Canada Post onsite) Safeway 403-938-9341 610 Big Rock Lane Shopper’s Drug Mart 403-995-3798 171, 31 Southridge Dr (Canada Post onsite) Sobeys 403-938-3439 700, 201 Southridge Dr (Canada Post onsite) Wal-Mart 403-995-1371 500, 201 Southridge Dr

Banks Alberta Treasury Branch 403-938-7232 131, 31 Southridge Dr BMO Bank of Montreal 403-995-4975 401, 200 Southridge Dr CIBC 403-938-4474 300 Village Lane First Calgary Savings 403-736-4930 141, 71 Riverside Drive W RBC 403-938-4416 144 Elizabeth St

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Service Directory Grocery Stores/Specialty Foods

Hospitals

Bulk Barn 403-938-1380 313, 105 Southbank Blvd Costco 403-995-5150 201, 104 Southbank Blvd (Memberships) 403-938-5160 Harvest Moon Natural Foods 403-938-8119 305, 201 Southridge Dr Hirsche Fraser Meats Ltd. 403-995-1909 4, 34 Southridge Dr Mac’s 403-938-7557 100 Milligan Dr Mac’s 403-938-2359 40 Southridge Dr M & M Meat Shops 403-938-0373 300, 201 Southridge Dr No Frills 403-938-8010 9 Sandstone Gate Nutter’s Bulk & Natural Food Market, Ltd. 403-938-1740 900 Village Lane Okotoks Natural Foods 403-938-0808 201, 200 Southridge Dr Safeway 403-938-9341 610 Big Rock Lane Sobeys 403-938-3439 700, 201 Southridge Dr Wal-Mart 403-995-1371 500, 201 Southridge Dr 7-11 403-995-0429 235 Milligan Dr

Okotoks Health & Wellness/ 403-938-2600 Urgent Care 11 Cimarron Common Close to Okotoks: High River (560 9 Ave W) 403-652-2200 24-Hour Emergency Services Provided Black Diamond 403-933-2222 Oilfields Hospital (717 Government Rd) 24-Hour Emergency Services Provided Calgary 403-943-3000 Rockyview General Hospital; 7007 14 St SW 24-Hour Emergency Services Provided South Health Campus 403-956-1111 4448 Front St SE Canada Diagnostic Centres 403-995-2727 141, 31 Southridge Dr Hours: M-F 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Laundry Services Better Than Home Coin Laundry 27 McRae St Christopher’s Fine Dry Cleaning Ltd. 117, 235 Milligan Drive Okotoks Cleaners Ltd. 71 Riverside Dr W Tower Cleaners 189, 31 Southridge Dr

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News Media/Communications

Veterinary Clinics

Gateway Gazette Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. (Eagle 100.9 FM & Okotoks Online) Bay 3, 22 Elizabeth Street Okotoks Western Wheel 9 McRae St Routes Media, Inc Source Media Group (Okotoks Living magazine)

Animal Care Centre 403-938-0350 4, 700 Village Lane At Home Veterinary Services 403-990-3736 105 Crystal Green Court Big Rock Animal Clinic 403-938-4171 45 McRae Street Elizabeth Street Pet Hospital 403-982-8387 2, 74 Elizabeth Street Foothills Animal Hospital Ltd. 403-938-3791 6, 34 Southridge Dr Okotoks Veterinary Clinic 403-995-9700 203, 105 Southbank Blvd Ranchlands Mobile Veterinary Services (large animals) 403-938-7559 11 Cimarron Grove Rise Sheep River Veterinary Services 403-938-6993 209 Stockton Ave

403-933-4283 403-995-9611 403-938-6397 403-880-4784 403-532-3101

Taxi Alternate Cabs 403-828-8294 Big Rock Taxi/ Okotoks Taxi Services 403-938-3828 Town Taxi 403-975-2233

Transportation Southland Transportation Commuter Bus (to and from Calgary) (Calgary) 403-287-1335 (Okotoks) 403-938-3966 website: www.southland.ca/okotoks-commuter.aspx

For an up-to-date list of services, visit our Business Directory at okotoks.ca

Shopping Districts Olde Towne Okotoks; Westmount; Cornerstone; Southridge & Northridge Drives; Drake Landing Village Lane; Okotoks Business Park; Southbank Business Park; North Gateway

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Dining A & W 400 Big Rock Lane Aditya Fine Indian Cuisine 27 McRae St Almira’s Mediterranean Grill Suite F, 40 Elizabeth St Amato Gelato 9, 18 Southridge Dr Big Rock Inn 101 Elizabeth St Bistro Provence 52 North Railway St Blackstone Rotisserie & Grill 97 Elizabeth St Bluerock Coffee Company 94 Elizabeth St Booster Juice 243, 200 Southridge Dr Boston Pizza 10 Southridge Dr Brown Sugar Bake Shop 109, 235 Milligan Dr Bullpen Pub 35 Riverside Dr W Burger Baron 357, 105 Southbank Blvd Chicago Deep Dish Pizza 50 Elizabeth St Cora’s Breakfast & Lunch 100, 28 Southridge Dr Dairy Queen 100 Village Lane D’Arcy Ranch Gold Club Milligan & Northridge Dr

Denny’s 403-938-7580 57 Riverside Gate Domino’s Pizza 403-995-1444 351, 201 Southridge Dr Edo Japan 403-995-0031 441, 400 Southridge Dr Extreme Pita 403-938-4970 743, 201 Southridge Dr Fatburger 403- 995-1149 729, 201 Southridge Dr Foxy’s Bar & Grill 403-995-1172 1, 100 Milligan Dr Gourmet on the Go 403-938-0058 22 Elizabeth St Grand Central Bar & Grill 403-938-0929 9, 29 Elizabeth St Happy Valley Restaurant 403-938-0122 1500 Village Lane Heartland Cafe 403-995-4623 46 McRae St Home Ground Coffee and Roasting House 403-995-9948 22 North Railway St In Cahoots 403-938-6645 B, 500 Village Lane KFC/Taco Bell 403-938-1498 235, 200 Southridge Dr KY Food Services (Rec Centre) 403-995-0111 99 Okotoks Dr Little Caesar’s Pizza 403-938-5555 183, 31 Southridge Dr Mama’s Pizza & Pasta 403-938-3333 155, 100 Stockton Ave

403-938-0365 403-982-4545 403-982-0744 403-995-4244 403-938-6611 403-938-2224 403-982-9891 403-938-3003 403-995-9815 403-995-0224 403-982-9878 403-938-2855 403-995-9950 403-938-7228 403-938-1552 403-938-7500 403-938-5522

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Spices 403-995-3320 400, 200 Southridge Dr Starbucks Coffee 403-995-1924 111, 201 Southridge Dr Starbucks Coffee (Safeway) 403-938-9341 610 Big Rock Lane Subway Sandwiches 403-938-4994 420 Big Rock Lane Subway Sandwiches 403-938-9464 231, 200 Southridge Dr Sweet Grass Deli & Eatery 403-995-4454 1, 49 Elizabeth St Taco Del Mar 403-995-9438 241, 200 Southridge Dr The George Traditional House 403-938-5000 101, 31 Southridge Dr The Royal Duke Hotel, Eatery & Pub 403-938-4101 2 Elizabeth St Tim Horton’s 403-995-2151 10, 18 Southridge Dr Tim Horton’s 403-995-2455 221, 200 Southridge Dr Tom’s House of Pizza 403-995-4651 300, 235 Milligan Dr Tribal Connection Market 403-995-1898 41 McRae St Wendy’s 403-995-2552 10, 18 Southridge Dr Yokozuna Sushi and Grill 403-995-2357 249, 200 Southridge Dr

Menchies Frozen Yogurt 403-995-1564 18, 34 Southridge Dr Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse & Bar 403-938-5663 411, 200 Southridge Dr New Mr. Spud Cafe 403-938-1777 26 McRae St McDonald’s 403-938-3050 600 Big Rock Lane McDonald’s @ Wal-Mart 403-995-1482 500, 201 Southridge Dr Okotoks Pizza & Pasta 403-938-8989 116 Elizabeth St Opa! Souvlaki 403-995-3959 149, 31 Southridge Dr Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar 403-938-7001 150, 28 Southridge Dr Panago Pizza 403-310-0001 2, 420 Big Rock Lane Pizza 73 403-995-3808 34 Southridge Dr Pizza Hut 403-995-3131 400, 200 Southridge Dr Pizzaberg 403-938-4242 18, 900 Village Lane Quiznos Sub 403-995-1211 309, 201 Southridge Dr Ricky’s All Day Grill 403-995-0982 747, 201 Southridge Dr Rylie’s Cattlebarn Cookhouse & Saloon 403-995-7779 263, 200 Southridge Dr Saigon Sun Restaurant 403-995-8181 245, 200 Southridge Dr

For an up-to-date list of services, visit our Business Directory at www.okotoks.ca

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Community Events Listing May

July

1–Jun 16 ‘Children of Icarus’ and ‘The Crooked Trees of Alticane’ Exhibits @ OAG

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Canada Day Multi-Cultural Celebration 11am to 4pm, Ethel Tucker Park

4 Annual Okotoks River Valley Clean Up & Tree Planting

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BuskerFest & First Saturdays 11am to 4pm, Olde Towne Okotoks

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International Museum Day

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Natural High Charity Triathlon for KidSport

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Okotoks Annual Collector Car Auction

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Heritage Walking Tour

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Yuk Yuk’s on Tour @ RPAC Tickets: $15+gst, 7pm

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Teddy Bear Picnic Children ages 2 to 10 accompanied by an adult. 10am to 12:30pm, Pason Centennial Arena

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Taste of Okotoks Experience delicious food from local restaurants. 11am to 4pm, Olde Towne Okotoks Cemetery Walking Tour

June 1

First Saturdays Olde Towne Okotoks, 11am to 4pm

1 & 2

Ian Tyson in Concert @ RPAC Enjoy the smooth sounds of this iconic Alberta artist! Tickets: $40+gst, 8pm

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1

Rotary Soap Box Derby

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Environment Week Special activities hosted by the Town of Okotoks’ Conservation Educators

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First Saturdays Olde Town Okotoks, 11am to 4pm

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Heritage Walking Tour

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Seniors Week

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Show and Shine Cruise Night

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Annual Seniors Week Celebration 11am-1:30pm, Foothills Centennial Centre

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Show and Shine

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Cemetery Walking Tour

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Spirit of Okotoks Parade & Children’s Festival A free day of activities; 8am to 4pm, Olde Towne Okotoks & Ethel Tucker Park

Foothills Highland Games

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Western Chic III A western-infused summer evening on the lawn of the Okotoks Art Gallery. Tickets: $20+gst. 7pm to 9pm

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Chili Fest & {Almost} First Saturdays Olde Towne Okotoks, 11am to 4pm

August

September

21–Sep 7 ‘The Art of Fishing’ and ‘Gemstone Horses’ Exhibits @ OAG Exhibiting through September 7 22

The Fishin’ Musicians in Concert @ RPAC Tickets: $30+gst. 8pm

22–23

Ride to Conquer Cancer

Okotoks Pro Rodeo 22nd annual rodeo at Okotoks Recreation Centre, Murray Arena

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Sheep River Road Race

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Yuk Yuk’s on Tour @ RPAC Tickets: $15+gst, 7pm


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Tour of Alberta – Pro Cycling Event The sixth and final stage of this inaugural and international pro cycling event kicks off in Okotoks!

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Okotoks Art Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception @ OAG featuring “Que nos rodea - Around Us” by Jose Luis Torres: “Immuto” by Jennifer Wanner 7-9pm

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Terry Fox Community Run

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Alberta Culture Days

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HarvestFest 11am to 4pm, Ethel Tucker Park

Natural High Marathon – NEW!

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Yuk Yuk’s on Tour @ RPAC Tickets: $15+gst, 7pm

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Calgary Philharmonic in Okotoks @ RPAC Musicians perform an interactive recital.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show @ RPAC 9pm, tickets: $10+gst

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Ghost Walk Tours Discover the eerie history of Okotoks! Tickets: $5+gst

The Sound of Music Interactive Event @ RPAC 12:00 noon. Tickets: $2

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Yuk Yuk’s on Tour @ RPAC Tickets: $15+gst, 7pm

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Calgary Philharmonic in Okotoks @ RPAC Musicians perform an interactive recital.

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Light Up Okotoks 5:30pm-8:30pm, Olde Towne Okotoks

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Skate with Santa

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Old Fashioned Outdoor Skating Party 1pm-3pm, Okotoks Recreation Centre, Outdoor Rink.

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BAM! Percussion @ RPAC 8pm; tickets: advance-$20; door-$25.

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Winter Walk Day

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Calgary Philharmonic in Okotoks @ RPAC Musicians perform an interactive recital.

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Family Day at the Okotoks Recreation Centre

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Winter Fest Okotoks Agricultural Society

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Calgary Philharmonic in Okotoks @ RPAC Musicians perform an interactive recital.

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Annual Birth of a Nation Day

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Okotoks Kite Festival Riverside Park

Calgary Philharmonic in Okotoks Musicians perform an interactive recital.

Year Round Classic Film Series @ RPAC A different theme each month. Tickets: $2 at the door. 7pm, various Thursdays

December

Merry Film-mas Festival @ RPAC! A series of classic Christmas films. Tickets: $2.

Kid’s New Years Eve Party Noon to 4pm, Okotoks Recreation Centre.

March

15-Dec21 Spirit of Christmas @ OAG 5-7

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February

November 2

Calgary Philharmonic in Okotoks @ RPAC Musicians perform an evening Christmas concert.

January

October 5

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*Please note that event dates are subject to change. Check www.okotokstourism.ca often to confirm.

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Rush Hour at Cimarron.

Go on... Dream Big. Now, more than ever, is the time to seize the moment at Cimarron, in picturesque Okotoks. At Cimarron Estates and Country Estates, your lot is almost twice as large as a typical city estate lot. That means twice the room to grow for you and your family! Only minutes from the city, an impressive selection of expansive lots and country living with full urban services: shopping, schools, golf, parks and a world of recreational opportunities are at your doorstep. Visit one of our Showhomes today and give yourself the space you deserve. Estate and Country Estate Homes by: Astoria, Coco, Kunz, Trico, Timber Creek and Westview Find your dream home, visit us at: Follow HWY #2 South from Calgary, exit at Okotoks and follow the Cimarron signs. Showhome Hours: Monday – Thursday 2 to 8pm, Weekends & Holidays 12 to 5pm, Closed Fridays.

Come visit our Showhomes today! www.cimarronliving.com | (403) 640-0708 | A peaceful riverside community brought to you by Tristar Communities


Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop

FOOTHILLS CREAMERY HARD ICE CREAM 67 McRAE STREET, OKOTOKS

1/2 BLOCK EAST OF OLDE TOWNE CLOCK PLAZA

403-467-0742 HOURS: MON-FRI 1-9 SAT & SUN 12-9

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Visitor Information Located at the Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station 53 North Railway Street Phone: 403-938-3204 Email: visitorinfo@okotoks.ca

Summer Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday & holidays 12:00 noon – 5:00pm

www.okotokstourism.ca


2013 Okotoks Visitor & Activities Guide