Airdrie is a growing Albertan city located north of Calgary. With big city amenities just minutes away, Airdrie ends up having more of a small town community feel to it, with events like the Airdrie Pro Rodeo and Airdrie Festival of Lights. If you are in Airdrie be sure to check out some of the best attractions the city has to offer.
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I. Nature and Outdoors/Farms
Iron Horse Park
Iron Horse Park is a unique mini representation of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The CPR goes all across Canada, and the miniature trains, track, and landscape at Iron Horse Park are modelled right after the real thing. Take a 1.6km ride “across Canada” in the 1/8th scale diesel or steam locomotives. Learn how it felt to travel like a pioneer! There is also a snack and souvenir shop in the full sized replica CPR station. With picnic tables on site, this is the perfect way to spend a warm spring, summer, or fall afternoon.
820 Railway Gate SW, Airdrie
Seasonal: Sundays, May through October
Free Admission, $3.00/person to ride the train
Chinook Winds Regional Park
Chinook Winds Regional Park is Airdrie’s newest park. At Chinook Winds you will find over 55 acres of developed parkland. Throughout the park are over 2 km of paved pathways, 3 playgrounds, a skate park, a spray park, a seasonal multi use court, two seasonal concessions, public washrooms, a great toboggan hill for the winter time, beach volleyball, 4 volleyball courts, and 8 ball diamonds. No matter what you choose to do there, you will be busy for hours!
Chinook Winds Drive, Airdrie
With six unique totem poles standing in the park, Gwacheon Park is a unique landmark for Airdrie, Ab. The totem poles were erected to recognize the sisterhood and friendship between the city of Airdrie and the city of Gwacheon, Korea. Since 1997 these two cities have had a relationship and as the relationship continues to grow and flourish so does the park itself. A beautiful place to visit, with pretty gardens, a nice little pond, and plenty of trees and open fields, Gwacheon Park is a great place to have a picnic, toss a frisbee, and spend a relaxing afternoon.
The totem poles from our sister city Gwacheon, South Korea have always interested me since we received them 10 years ago. Well with this being their 10th anniversary year they were in need of a much needed face lift as you can see from the top picture which was taken at the beginning of summer. Well let me just say the Airdrie Parks department came through in a big way and in my mind returned them to their original glory as you can see from the bottom picture taken on Thursday. #airdrielife #airdrie #myhometown #airdrie360 #airdrienow #totems #gwacheonpark #sistercity
East Lake Regional ParkThis pretty little park is located on the East side of Airdrie. East Lake Regional Park is a great location for a picnic, an evening stroll, or even an event like a wedding. With 4 tennis courts, a boarded, asphalt surfaced multi-use court that serves as a outdoor rink in the winter, and plenty of greenspace this is a great location to pick up a ball or puck and play a game!
East Lake Boulevard and East Lake Road, Airdrie
Nose Creek Regional Park
For people who enjoy fishing, Nose Creek Regional Park is a great place to do so without having to leave the city. Nose Creek Pond is stocked with trout twice over the summer months, ensuring the fishing is always good. Beyond that, there are 20 natural acres of trails and park area, with a concession, an amphitheatre, picnic tables, a covered shelter, fire pits, and more. This park is a great place to spend the day enjoying the sun and nature at its finest.
This pond is a fantastic place to walk your dog or take a jog. Clean and beautiful, many locals enjoy using the trails surrounding the pond on a daily basis. During the winter the pond is also used for skating.
319 Reunion Green, NW, Airdrie
Woodside Golf Course
This 6,200 yard course is much more challenging than one would expect. Woodside Golf Course winds through the community and around 9 different water hazards. There are lush greens and numerous bunkers as well. With “insanely outrageous” obstacles such as a beach volleyball court, this course is both challenging and entertaining.
525 Woodside Drive NW, Airdrie
Seasonal: May through October
Uncle Bernie’s All Natural Meats
Uncle Bernie’s All Natural Meats is a small family farm just east of Airdrie. They have all kinds of meat such as elk, bison, beef, free range poultry, and even bees! At Uncle Bernie’s they strongly believe in the importance of knowing where your food comes from, how it was raised, and complete transparency in the process. This is why they are happy to invite people to come and tour their farm and check it out for themselves!
East of Airdrie, Call 403-935-4907 , before you visit.
Nose Creek Valley Museum
Nose Creek Valley Museum represents over 100 years of local history, providing an interesting glimpse into the historical aspects of Airdrie and surrounding area. This museum has an elaborate collection of photographs, over 10,000 artifacts, and displays that include a First Nation’s display, a settler’s cabin, a blacksmith shop, and more.
1701 Main Street SW, Airdrie
$5.00, Under 12: Free
III. Amusement Parks/Indoor Playgrounds
Locally owned and operated, YeeHaw Play is a family run indoor playground with 8000 square feet of fun. Parents are welcome to play with their kids or sit back and relax in the comfortable viewing area. YeeHaw Play is a safe and clean environment for all. With added special events like craft nights, summer day camps, and even monthly date night where parents can drop off their kids so that they can go on a date, YeeHaw Play is an overall great place to be!
118 2956 Kingsview Blvd, Airdrie
$14.00 and less, Adults: Free
Shamrock Lanes has 12 lanes for 5 pin bowling with optional 10-pin bowling on four of the lanes. On Friday nights and Saturday afternoons they offer glow in the dark bowling. Plus, with a delicious selection of foods such as nachos, wings, chicken fingers, fries, and pizza, there is no need to leave the lanes to have a great day or night out.
#3, 805 East Lake Blvd, Big Springs Plaza, Airdrie
$45.00/hour and less
Live Golf is a golf simulator aimed at helping people play more and play better. With four amazing golf simulators powered by HD Golf as well as a bar and restaurant, this is a great location for getting in a round of golf even in the middle of a snow storm! Delicious food, a great selection of drinks, and a fantastic round of golf await all who come to Live Golf in Airdrie.
215-127 Kingsview Road SE, Airdrie
$50.00/hour and less
Genesis Place is the location in Airdrie for fitness and fun. Inside you will find so many different amenities. For those who like the water there is a six-lane, 25 metre competitive pool, a dive tank with one metre board, a leisure pool with spray toys and a lazy river, a water slide, and more. For those who prefer to stay dry, there are two indoor soccer fields, two full-sized gymnasiums, a dance studio, yoga studio, a child care centre and a McDonald’s Fun Place. There is also a 14, 000 square foot fitness centre with plenty of workout equipment, a 200 metre running track, and over 30 drop-in fitness classes offered per week. Two NHL sized ice surfaces with 250 seat grandstands are also located at Genesis Place. Outside you will find an athletic field with 1000 seat grandstand as well as a 400 metre, all season running track. https://www.instagram.com/p/BYSKVunhEr7/?hl=en&taken-at=1391579
EVENTS & FESTIVALS
The Bert Church Live Theatre
Visit Bert Church Live Theatre for an entertaining night. A fully equipped, live performing art facility, with 377 seats, professional grade sound and lighting. This theatre is also fully wheelchair accessible and has free parking! Some performers who have come to The Bert Church Live Theatre include Sass Jordan and Michelle Wright.
Discover stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. Give them the gift of a night out. The BCT offers you the unique opportunity to see world renowned acts! Whether you are looking for a date night or family night gift, call us at 403-948-8824 #theatre #livemusic #arts #staylocal #yyc #airdrie #calgary #publicity #alberta #yycarts #airdrietheatre #thebclt #thebct #performingarts
1000 East Lake Boulevard, Airdrie
Airdrie Pro Rodeo
Airdrie Pro Rodeo is one of the largest 10 rodeos in Canada! It is a great place to check out some world class athletes, have fun at a cabaret, and there are even children’s events for the kids! The rodeo is five days long and is run 100% by volunteers!
West of Airdrie on Highway 567
June 28 through July 2
$20.00 and less, kids under 10: Free
Airdrie Festival Of Lights
Airdrie Festival of Lights is a beautiful walk around light display that takes place each December in Nose Creek Park. During the Festival of lights there are miniature trail rides available for only $2.00 a person! There are also two handcrafted bonfire pits to warm your hands, cook a few marshmallows, and drink some hot chocolate. Hot beverages and water bottles are available for purchase at the on site concession. Although not officially part of the festival, the Nose Creek Pond is available to go skating on during the Festival of Lights as well. Details
Nose Creek Park, Airdrie
December 1 through 31