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Okotoks Travel Guide

Nestled along the Sheep River Valley in the heart of the Alberta Foothills, the Canadian Town of Okotoks is a young and vibrant community of 17,145 residents. Okotoks is one of the fastest growing community in Canada. It is flanked by the front range of the Rocky Mountains to the west, and is situated only 18 kilometres south of Calgary's city limits.

Visitors can spend an afternoon picnicking at The Big Rock, which is the largest glacial erratic in North America. Located 7 km west of Okotoks, it's a very very big rock in a field - dropped here by a glacier more than 10000 years ago. The name Okotoks is actually Blackfoot for "rock". The Erratic Rock also has strong history as both a buffalo rubbing stone and an object revered in Native legend.

Or enjoy "romping" in the Sheep River, the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day. The river offers days of boating, swimming, picnicking and pleasure. During July and August, inner tubing is a favorite pastime of visitors and residents alike. There are many fishing spots near Okotoks as well.

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Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station Cultural Centre, Okotoks
Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station Cultural Centre

Okotoks is a progressive town with a vibrant arts community. The Okotoks Art Gallery reflects this wealth of creativity and...

(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Gallery exhibits)
Okotoks Museum and Archives, Okotoks
Okotoks Museum and Archives

The museum uses many objects in its exhibits to illustrate the fascinating stories of the people and events that shaped...


Fantastic acoustics and hosted concerts ranging from classical to rock.

(Concert/Performance, Music, Performing Arts)
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