The fastest growing small community in Canada. The town takes its name from a Blackfoot word meaning "Big Rock", and you will see the rock on your left as you approach Okotoks from the west. It is technically an "erratic" - a rock that originated somewhere else and was carried to its current position by glaciers. Our rock came from the Jasper area, 400 kilometers away, and is the largest erratic in the world!
Okotoks has shopping (Wal-Mart and all the other businesses that tend to swarm a Wal-Mart) and much more. The link below will tell you more.
Originally an isolated outpost of the Northwest Mounted Police (now the RCMP), now a modern city of a million people. All you would expect from a big city, along with a few things you wouldn't.
About 50 minutes to the southern terminal of the Light Rail Transit system. (LRT or "C-Train"). Otherwise, it depends where you want to go. Travel by road is fairly easy in Calgary, but plan your route! Rush hour should be avoided, but it is mercifully short compared to some large cities.
The world famous picturesque complex devoted to the sport of show-jumping. Since its inception 35 years ago, Spruce Meadows has grown into the sport's premier location. This is a year-round operation, with events from October through April being held in their extensive indoor facility.
We don't use the term "world famous" lightly. The centre's own staff produce 25 television programmes each year which are distributed to 100 countries with a reach of 820 million people. But who needs television? During your stay at Welcome Acres you can visit them in person!