Less than an hour’s drive away from Calgary, visit this cute little town for a winter getaway this season. Whether you’re seeking mountain views, a cozy meal with a side of live music or a festive holiday event, Okotoks has no shortage of winter activities to keep you busy, all weekend long.

We’ve collected our top eight outdoor activities to do in Okotoks, so you can plan the ultimate winter escape.

Try a new winter sport

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Lace up your skates and take to the ice at one of Okotoks multiple outdoor skating rinks! Or, if you prefer a more scenic winter activity, nearby Kananaskis Country and Bragg Creek areas offer a variety of cross country skiing and snowmobiling trails for you to explore.

Explore the local trails

Take in the view of the rolling hills and snowy mountains from  the plentiful trail networks Okotoks has to offer. Take the trails by foot, or snowshoe—you’ll be busy with almost 100 trails of hiking at your fingertips. 

Warm up at a cozy cafe

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After exploring the outdoors, it’s time to cozy up in one of Okotoks’ local cafes with your favourite seasonal drink. Rebel Bean Roasters, Homegrown Coffee and Covet Sips & Sweets just to name a few.

Check out a local event

Immerse yourself in the local culture by checking Okotoks’ event schedule. Visit the Okotoks Art Gallery for the Spirit of Christmas exhibition or participate in the annual Christmas Decor Swap to connect with the community.

Wrap up your Christmas shopping 

If shopping is more your style, Okotoks has no shortage of options to check off everyone on your holiday shopping list. Explore boutiques, clothing shops, and artisan gift stores in downtown Okotoks or the various other shopping area in town!

Get festive at a holiday market

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Speaking of holiday shopping, what better way to get in the holiday spirit, than at a craft market? You can shop from a variety of artisan vendors at the Okotoks Christmas Market, Millarville Christmas Market and Saskatoon Farm Christmas Market. You’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for your special someone (or a little something for yourself).

Indulge in nearby eateries & pubs 

Discover the local culinary scene at Okotoks’ charming eateries and pubs. Visit the Heartland Cafe & Restaurant, housed in an old church on McRae Street. Or, if pub food is up your alley, try The George Traditional House, where they have live music on weekends.

Visit Okotoks’ historical sites

Okotoks has no shortage of historical gems for you to explore! Take a walking tour of the town’s historical sites and museums, including the must-see Okotoks Museum and Archives at 49 North Railway Street.

There you have it — a list of the best things to do in Okotoks this winter! Head on over to Okotoks’ Business Directory for all the details you need to start planning your weekend trip.