Airdrie is less than half an hour from Calgary making it an easy trip particularly from the North end of the City.
Things to do
Iron Horse Park has been operating in Airdrie for a few years now offering rides on miniature (1/8 scale) trains on Sundays during the warmer months. If you have a train fan in your family, a visit to Iron Horse Park is a must.
3. Chinook Winds Regional Park
This park has everything in one space – a spray park, a playground and a skatepark!
4. Check out one of Airdrie’s Indoor Playgrounds
Airdrie has an indoor playground inside the Genesis Place called Fun Place. Designed from kids of walking age to 12 years old. There is a soft play area for toddlers and a large play structure for kids 3 to 12. Additionally, both Sky Castle Family Fun Centre and Big Fun Play Centre are both nearby.
5. Go for a Swim
The pool at the Genesis Centre is just as good as Calgary’s leisure centres and is usually less busy.
6. Airdrie Festival of Lights
In December, the Airdrie Festival of Lights is one of the best light displays around. It is actually more than just a light display and features activities, train rides, skating and more.
Places to eat
Flavours of Montreal
213 Main St NW
Calgarians will often travel to Airdrie for things like their smoked meat sandwiches or butter tarts. Their bakery counter also likes to put out some fun experimental items like dill pickle tarts.
Hilo Gas and Grocery
Feel like ice cream instead? Try Hilo Gas and Grocery at 1861 Meadowbrook Dr SE. They have two full coolers of hard ice cream with a topping bar, slurpee machines and soft serve.
What’s Pop’n Pop Shop
704 Main St SE
Take out counter for flavoured soft serve ice cream, soda (tons of fun mixed flavours), milkshakes, hot dogs and popcorn.
La Diperie Airdrie
2700 Main St S Unit 500
La Diperie specializes in flavoured Belgian chocolate dipped soft serve ice cream covered in toppings. They also love to dip other things like donuts and rice krispie sqares.
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