Recreation At Its Finest

The recreation facilities in Okotoks are second to none for a community this size. Okotoks has two indoor arenas, one outdoor arena, six sheets of curling ice, a four-lane pool with children’s pool, sauna and hot tub, gymnasium and fully staffed fitness facility all encompassed at the Okotoks Recreation Center which has recently undergone a six million dollar renovation. The center is located on 34 acres of prime land that includes ball diamonds, soccer pitch’s, running track, football field, skateboard park and two school playground as well. Our new 2000 seat Centennial Arena is now open to house our Okotoks Oilers Junior "A hockey team and both boy's and girls junior lacrosse teams. The Okotoks Dawg's of the Western Major baseball league are a welcome addition to town in the new Seaman Stadium, offering 2000 permanent seats and capacity of 4500 patrons.

Okotoks was well planned and features, 35 parks and playgrounds, 11 ball diamonds, 12 soccer fields, 2 tennis courts, 50 kilometers of interconnected hiking and biking trails that pass everything from the Sheep River Valley to spectacular mountain views to parks and finely manicured yards. Okotoks offers everything from the heritage of the Elma Street Historical walk to "The Station" and its fine displays for local artists and artisans. Okotoks Foothills Community Center encompasses a thriving seniors center, youth facility, full service kitchen, convention and concert venue, we really do have it all. Private enterprise has shone on us as well with two theatres, six 5 pin bowling lanes, a commercial indoor playground, gymnastics facility, dance academies, several music schools and an emergent care health clinic all within Okotoks. During the summer months the Sheep River is our most popular attraction, young and old alike can choose to float their tubes along the lazy river or find that fishing hole around the bend and try fly-fishing for trout or whitefish. The D’Arcy Ranch Golf course borders the town on the northwest corner. Although it’s a public course their attitude is you are a member for the day from the smiling faces at the drive–thru club drop-off to the clubhouse facility and fine dining to the complimentary club cleaning after your round it is a world class facility. River’s Edge is one of the more picturesque courses around with a very challenging eighteen hole layout. The narrow fairways, undulating greens and natural setting along the Sheep River present a great challenge for even the low handicappers, but it’s great for young and old alike, as it is open to the public. Crystalridge Golf Course is open to the public with nine very challenging holes, lots of water and fabulous restaurants, upstairs and down, in the clubhouse open year round. Don't forget the Highwood, Heritage Point, Carnmoney and Cottonwood Golf Courses all within 20 minutes.

 

Location, Location, Location

Okotoks is not only located close to the city of Calgary but also within 30 minutes of the pristine wilderness offered in Kananaskis Country. Local recreation areas like Sandy McNabb and Blue Rock offer some of the most beautiful hiking, biking, camping, cross country skiing, equestrian or trail riding you will ever find. The local hunting and fishing is excellent, and talk about the wildlife. From the deer and coyotes we see almost every day to the bear and cougars spotted occasionally and the bald eagles constantly circling overhead, I believe Okotoks has the best of everything, except water sports which are a short two hour drive away at Little Bow Resort.