7 Reasons Why Okotoks is Seriously, Seriously Amazing

We'll admit that every mid-sized town has a certain amount of bias as to why their town is the ruler of all towns. If you've ever visited Okotoks though, you know that it has a certain je ne sais quoi that gives you the warm and fuzzies. We consider ourselves experts in the field of what makes a town a great place to be, and here's our take on why Okotoks is so freakin' awesome.

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Honestly though. WHAT

Honestly though. WHAT

If you happen upon Okotoks on clear day- THIS is what you'll see. Aside from literally being IN the mountains, this is almost as good as it gets. And you know... less grizzlies


This understated Okotokian-staple is much more than meets the eye. Obviously, they have great pizza, but what you might not know is that they have the best ceasar dressing KNOWN TO MAN. We buy it in giant tubs and it will literally blow your mind. It's seriously addictive. If you didn't know, now you know. YOU'RE WELCOME. 


Admittedly somewhat hard to find, this gem is all you need to know about ice cream in the tokes. They've got all the best flavours, they are locally owned, and their summer hours are now in effect! BOOM. 


You know how sometimes a town's parade can be a little... worse for wear? Ya- that's not Okotoks. It's usually a challenge if you don't mark your spot with your lawn chair and coffee mug, but you'll generally be guaranteed to be within the candy-throwing-zone if you get there before 11 am. There's also a wicked festival for all the kiddies post-parade! 


With a population of only 28K, it's almost shocking how many AMAZING musicians there are in Okotoks and the surrounding areas. It's basically impossible to list them all, but the yearly Christmas Benefit concert has a very decent sampling of the best. Here's a breakdown of some of the amazing talent that originates from Okotoks:

Samm Smith
Emily Rowed
Darren Johnson
Tanya Ryan
Michela Sheedy
Ellen Doty
Caroline Fraser
John Fraser

To stay in the loop with Okotoks (and The Foothills in general) musicians, join this group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/257874511341090/


Enough said. CHILI FEST.


Photo from: https://www.twentytwocollective.com/

Photo from: https://www.twentytwocollective.com/

For all the above reasons, Okotoks has become a hub for cool, boutique clothing shops that not only have cool owners but have literally all the best you could ever ask for. We guarantee that you will be pleasantly surprised if you visit one of the following:

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Comments? Ideas for some cool places that didn't make it on the list? Put your suggestions in the comments- can't wait to hear from ya.