What’s in the cards for your little getaway? Whether it’s a shopping spree or a spa day, the sky is the limit for your next 48 hours in Okotoks.
Breakfast at Home Ground Espresso Bar
Start your weekend adventure with the fresh fare at Home Ground Espresso Bar. Choose from a selection of home-made pastries and fresh coffee roasted in-house. The cafe offers a cozy atmosphere inside or savour your turtule latte and home-made cinnamon bun (both are house specialties) on the patio while you scout your first shopping destination of the day. Don’t forget to pick up a bag of Star Wars-themed fresh roasted coffee to take home.
Shop Shop Shop
The variety and selection offered in the local boutiques makes shopping in Downtown Okotoks an enjoyable treasure hunt for one-of-a kind must haves. There is something at every price point; whether consignment couture is your preference or you're drawn to the latest trends in high-end fashion, you will find it in Downtown Okotoks.
Just the right break
Shopping is strenous exercise - all those bags to carry, clothes to try on, new shops to explore. We have just the place to revive your energy. Combine an exploration of international treasures with the perfect mid-day break at the unique Tribal Connection Market. There are daily specials and popular staples that will provide the perfect combination of sustenance and shopping to carry you through the rest of the afternoon.
Relax, rejuvenate, revive
Just a few steps down the street you’ll discover the Cactus Club Spa. This retreat offers full salon and spa services on two floors. Indulge in a Thai Herbal Stem Massage; 75 minutes of total indulgence combining massage with herbal compresses to release toxins, relieve tension and increase circulation that will leave you feeling like a new woman. Or select from a number of spa packages that pamper you from head to toe.
The day would not be complete without an opportunity to share all the highlights with your BFFs. Head across the street to The Royal Duke Hotel Eatery & Pub for some heartier pub fare and a cold beverage to wash away any lingering dust and stress. It's central location also makes it an ideal choice for overnight accommodation..
Wake up with a workout
Release the last of the workday kinks with a series of downward dogs at a drop-in yoga class at Yogadown Studio. Stretch the muscles and prepare for another day of exploration and girl time.
Brunch at a former church
Indulge in brunch at Heartland Café, located in an old church. The menu offers a variety of locally-made comfort food, sure to satisfy any craving. The Chicken & Waffles or Ricotta Hotcakes pair perfectly with a couple of mimosas inside or savour them in the sunshine on the patio.
Make it an art-filled morning
The Okotoks Art Gallery (OAG), is only steps away and features an inspiring array of creative exhibits from local artists.
If you're girls' getaway includes a Thursday evening you'll be able to take advantage of Art on the Lawn, held on the gallery's front lawn weekly throughout the summer months. It's a wonderful opportunity to add some local artwork to your home decor while listening to live music.
The Okotoks Museum & Archives is conveniently nestled right next door to the gallery. Located in an historic Okotoks home, it offers a glimpse into local history and a chance to peek into the lives of the people who first called this area home.
Mix it up with some Mexican cuisine
Feast on some authentic Mexican cuisine at Café Cancun Co., with handmade tacos and enchiladas with your choice of beef, chicken, shrimp or sautéed mushrooms. Relax and enjoy, and be sure to try the 100% Blue Agave lime margarita.
Enjoy an Okotoks night
Head over to The George Traditional House and sit outside, enjoying the outdoor fireplace while sipping on a beverage. All of the food is made in house, and the Fish and Chips are a local favorite. There are some great live bands that perform here, including a local band name HAGGIS who plays original and cover songs.