Featured Programs

Be sure to check out these great programs this fall!

Critical Youth Programming

The Town of Okotoks is ready to take on fall with our reenergized youth programs; FREE youth programming will be returning September 6!

Mon & Thurs -  Youth Hangout Gym
Tues & Wed -  Youth Centre - 3- 6pm
Friday Tween Time - 3-5 pm
Friday Youth Night - 6-10 pm.

New this fall we are introducing an afterschool public swim on Tuesdays for a toonie and Thursdays full price (perfect time to use those grade 5 & 8 passes) from 3-5 pm. All youth are welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the Okotoks Recreation Centre!

Preschool/ Children’s Programs

Little Scientists (3-6Y) - Reg #: 17563
Mondays, September 12 - October 24 from 12:15 pm -2:15 pm at the Okotoks Recreation Centre
Cost: $90
Children must be able to use the washroom independently.

Is your kinder crazy about chemistry? Excited about experiments? Stoked about science? Then this is the program for them! 

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Happy Little Feet (2-3 Y) - Reg #: 16757
Wednesdays, September 14 - October 26 from 10:45 am – 11:45 amSouthside Community Centre$52.50

Your 2 and just turned 3-year-old will have lots of fun in this un-parented program. We will encourage your child’s creativity and imagination through themed-based classes. Your child will create crafts, make music, tap their toes and sing songs.

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Adult Programs

Meditation for Well Being - Reg #: 17599
Mon, Sept 19 - Mon, Dec 5 7:15- 8:15pm
Southside Community Centre
Cost: $110.00

This class will incorporate elements of breath, movement and meditation as a means of building resiliency and strength, mentally, emotionally and physically, while improving overall well-being and quality of life. 

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Annual Pool Shutdown

REMINDER: The pool at the Okotoks Recreation Centre will be closed for annual maintenance from August 28 -September 5

Note: Riley Minue Pool re-opens September 6
Swindells Pool re-opens September 9

Learn more about the Okotoks Aquatics Centre here 


Kindergarten OSAC Programs

The Kindergarten Okotoks School Age Care (OSAC) Program provides a positive team environment where children can safely interact with each other. Attendees will enjoy:

  • crafts
  • swimming
  • skating
  • reading...and more!

Morning & after school care on school days & full day care on non-school days is included!

Email osac@okotoks.ca to register before Aug. 31

Fall Aquatics Schedules

New schedules are now available!

Fall aquafit classes are ready for booking; check out the schedule!

Pre-booked Aquafitness Classes

There are after school swim options; check out the public swim schedule!

Pubic & Shallow Swim

Renew for you Pass

Renew for you recreation pass now available!

Renew or upgrade your current recreation pass between until September 9 for an annual pass and receive 1 month free!

This means you pay for 12 months and get the 13th month on us!

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Okotoks Art Gallery Exhibits

New OAG Exhibits Sept 17- Nov 4

Fall/winter hours for the Art Gallery and Museum & Archives: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.

Big Rock River: Contemporary Indigenous Art in an Ancient Land


Ohkotoksitahtayi, the river named for the Big Rock and also known as the Sheep River, lies at the heart of this region and is imbued with and surrounded by thousands of years of Indigenous history, story and art. This narrative continues, revealed by the wealth of artistry being created by contemporary Indigenous artists who call Treaty 7 home, and whose practices are rooted in rich cultural legacies.

These practices are exemplified by the seven nationally recognized artists we are proud to represent in the Okotoks Art Gallery’s first exhibition of Treaty 7 art, including Judy Anderson, Brittney Bear Hat, tīná gúyáńí (Deer Road), Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal, Lucas Hale and Adrian Stimson.

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Converse Subversives | Shona Rae

“Converse Subversives” is Shona Rae's latest series of narrative/figurative sculptures that engages traditional myths, fairy tales, folklore, ancient artifacts and personal history to explore how societies in the past through to the present dealt with social inequalities, gender identification, ageism, rape, plague and political upheavals. In times of change, stories can be a comfort to cling to or a tool to probe with.

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Art on the Lawn Outdoor art sale at OAG September 17: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Enjoy our outdoor art sale!

Drop by the Okotoks Art Gallery where local artists will be selling their artwork on the front lawn. Support your community and browse the local art scene!

If you're an artist and would like to participate, contact the Okotoks Art Gallery!

Upcoming Culture Programs 

OAG Art Club - Fall Session

Join local artist, Christine Walker weekly for an art session with friends! Enjoy time to work on your own art project or develop an idea in watercolour, oil, acrylic, or mixed media and receive help with composition, colours, and techniques. This unique class gives participants the opportunity to explore the art world in a fun and supportive environment. Beginners are welcome. Ages 16+.

$240 | Rotary Performing Arts Centre | Course #17402

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Imagination at the Station Art Club: Painting Landscapes

Join local artist, Meredith Wilson, for weekly art club! In this session we explore painting landscapes. Using a variety of painting mediums we will capture a different landscape each week. In our final class, we will showcase our creations for family and friends in a special art show!

$120 +GST | Okotoks Art Gallery | Course #17406

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Imagination at the Station Art Club: Painting Landscapes

Join local artist, Meredith Wilson, for weekly art club! In this session we explore painting landscapes. Using a variety of painting mediums we will capture a different landscape each week. In our final class, we will showcase our creations for family and friends in a special art show! Note: No class on Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 10th.

$120 +GST | Okotoks Art Gallery | Course #17407

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Okotoks Museum & Archives Exhibits 

Piikanikoan - Living Under a Blackfoot Sky - A Modern Winter Count

Sept. 3 to Sept. 30 | Main Floor

Piikanikoan invites audiences to explore Blackfoot (Niitsitapi) cultural heritage through a combination of art, stories and songs. Through the lens of his own musical journey, Piikani Nation member Ira Provost delves into the significance of Blackfoot music, its origins and its influence on his life story. This exhibition explores Ira’s biocultural heritage, education, career, culture and its place within the southern Alberta landscape through a modern Winter Count—a medium that traditionally functioned as a record or calendar to document personal, tribal, practical and ceremonial events. Piikanikoan highlights the resiliency and strength of Niitsitapi culture, while also sharing a message of understanding and meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. This travelling exhibit is curated by Ira Provost and created by Galt Museum and Archives, Lethbridge | Akaisamitokanao’pa.

Fun & Games

Sept. 17 to Dec. 21 | Second Floor

How did people amuse themselves in the early days? This exhibit highlights some of the fun and games that kept Okotoks residents entertained before television, computers and video games dominated our lives. It also focusses on some of the wild and crazy things kids did as pastimes – it’s a wonder they made it through childhood.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Friday, Sept. 30

The Okotoks Museum and Archives will be open Sept. 30. We encourage you to view the documentary ‘Little Moccasins’ and the St. Joseph’s (Dunbow) Residential School exhibit on the second floor. Up in the attic, the museum is presenting the video ‘Every Child Matters – Reconciliation – Act Two.’ This inspiring video is the sequel to the video shown last year entitled ‘Every Child Matters – Truth – Act One’ and features a cross-Canada collection of Indigenous voices. These videos are from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

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 Get RPAC 2022-2023 Tickets Now!

The season runs October - May 

The fall events schedule is ready! See what is coming up and get your tickets today!

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Community Events


Saturday, August 27
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come to downtown Okotoks to taste the chilli creations!

Spice up your weekend with chilli sampling, children's activities, live music, and an outdoor artisan street market!

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Alberta Day

Saturday, September 3
12 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Alberta Day is a chance to celebrate who we are as Albertans, and what we can achieve together. Since Alberta became a province on September 1, 1905, it has been defined by the innovation, bravery and community spirit of its people.

Note: In the case of inclement weather, entertainment and movies will move to the Rotary Performing Arts Centre.

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Karios Blanket Exercise

Friday, September 9
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Okotoks Recreation Centre

In recognition of National Day for Truth & Reconciliation /Orange Shirt Day, residents are invited to participate in this free exercise. RSVP by September 3; 25 spaces available.

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Bill Robertson Park Naming Ceremony 

Saturday, September 10
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Former Riverside Community Park, 1400 North Railway Street

This park naming at the former Riverside Community Park is a lasting tribute to Mayor Robertson to recognize and celebrate his dedication to the community and his support for youth and recreation initiatives in Okotoks. 

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