What to Do on a Day Trip to Okotoks

Luxurious skin-care experiences, freshly baked French pastries, baseball games and more await in Okotoks.

Illustration by Vanja Kragulj.

Treat yourself to a luxury facial at Sweet Skin by Ivana

This day spa was founded by Ivana Dojcinovic, an esthetician with almost two decades of experience in the spa industry. Ivana is one of only a few operators in the Calgary region trained to offer the Biologique Recherche Facial, a three-stage method that uses cooling techniques and a personalized suite of products to balance, revitalize and hydrate the skin.

56 McRae St., 587-896-7546, sweetskinbyivana.ca, @sweetskinbyivana

 

Grab some pastries at French 50 Bakery

Last year, owners Brad Labrenz and Marie-Luce Denis transformed a more than 100-year-old farmhouse into French 50 Bakery’s new home. The bakery specializes in handmade pastries, rustic sourdough bread, brunch and artisanal pizza. Stop in for a tartine (an open-faced sandwich with house-made bread) and a hot or cold drink.

10 Elma Street W., 587-429-5906, french50bakery.com, @french50bakery

 

Catch a ball game at Seaman Stadium

Take yourself out to see the seven-time Western Canadian Baseball League champion Okotoks Dawgs in action at Seaman Stadium, recently voted the best ballpark in summer collegiate baseball by Ballpark Digest readers. The Dawgs kick off the 2023-2024 season with a home game against the Brooks Bombers on May 24.

256 Don Seaman Way, 403-262-3294, dawgsbaseball.ca, @okotoksdawgs

 

Gaze at artwork at Lineham House Galleries

This 117-year-old house is a registered historic Alberta landmark once owned by one of Okotoks’ founding families. Today, the site showcases the work of a rotating selection of artists within the main floor’s formal gallery, as well as artisanal items such as prints, metalwork, glass pieces, pottery and jewellery. Check out the second floor for a small gallery featuring the Lineham House’s associate artists, who often work on-site.

33 Elma St., 403-917-1445, linehamhousegalleries.ca, @linehamhousegalleries

 

Eat authentic Lebanese food at Almira’s

Almira’s Mediterranean Grill serves up delicious Lebanese dishes made from authentic recipes and using fresh ingredients. Drop in to enjoy a platter of hummus or baba ghanouj, sfeeha (a meat or vegetarian pie made with flatbread), salads and wraps.

40 Elizabeth St., 403-982-0744, almirasgrill.ca, @almirasmediterraneangrill

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This article appears in the May 2024 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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