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Discover Why Airdrie is a Surprising Winter Playground

In the cold of winter, Airdrie is a place of warmth and hospitality. This vibrant city thrives on its community spirit, offering an eclectic mix of activities and attractions that cater to everyone’s taste.

Enjoy the serenity of sprawling parks and pathways or the adrenaline rush of outdoor sports; Airdrie is a haven for winter fun. Stay tuned as we delve into the attractions and activities that make Airdrie a must on your winter travel itinerary.

When it comes to embracing the great outdoors, Airdrie is truly a winter wonderland. The city boasts an extensive network of parks, pathways, and playgrounds. Families can enjoy a day out in the snow and even host a private event outdoors in one of the city's group gathering spaces. For those looking for more structured outdoor activities, Chinook Winds Regional Park is a prime spot. Here, you can immerse yourself in a variety of winter sports, including cross-country skiing, tobogganing, and ice skating.

Did you know disc golf is not just a summer sport? The Airdrie Disc Golf Club is looking to grow their Up to Snow Good Winter League. They meet every Tuesday at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Fletcher Regional Park. This course was recently nominated in the top 15 of Alberta and routinely attracts players from Calgary and area. Newcomers are welcome, so add disc golf to your list of things to try in Airdrie this winter.

Playing sports is fun, but so are watching games. In exciting news, the Rockyview Lacrosse Junior B Silvertips are now officially homebased in Airdrie at the Plainsmen Arena. Bring friends and family to a game and cheer for your home team.

Want to walk while being social? The City of Airdrie is hosting a winter walking group. Each session is a 45-minute trek through the city’s parks and pathways. The stroll is free and suitable for all ages. Registration is not required.

Chilly outside? Warm up in the shopping district. Airdrie is home to many boutique shops where you’ll find goods you just can’t get in big box stores. Right now upcycling and artisan goods are a growing movement – and you’ll find everything you desire from cookies to kawaii and from clothing to crystals. There is so much to discover!

Thanks to the Food Network and popular online blogs/vlogs, there is a growing interest in stretching one’s food palate. You don’t need to travel the world to find the variety of cuisines you crave. Airdrie is home to many fine and casual dining establishments where you are sure to find something new to try! Delicious Greek Food is sizzling at Paros on Main. Meanwhile, The Secret Gallery is a hidden gem with a vast menu. Flavours of Montreal is a bakery and deli with authentic hand-carved smoked meat, succulent poutines, and more. That’s just a taste of what you can feast on when you do a food tour in Airdrie. The city is proud of its growing ethnic and cultural selection of eateries that are putting Airdrie on the food map.

Those looking for an arts and culture experience will also find what they need in Airdrie. Start by chasing the winter blues away during Cabin Fever. This event, hosted by the City of Airdrie, includes a variety of activities like tobogganing, music, and food. The upcoming Cabin Fever is on the Family Day weekend in February, so businesses interested in hosting an activity or taking part in the poutine challenge still have time to apply.

The Bert Church LIVE Theatre is a performing arts venue that seats 377. Since its inception in 1984, the venue has hosted over 50 events annually, ranging from concerts to presentations. Upcoming events at the Bert Church Theatre in January include Jeremey and Jazzy Singalong, and The McDades. Get the full line here.

Be sure to enjoy the city’s public art. Cultural to commemorative, each piece tells an important story.

Naturally, you’ll need a great place to stay as you enjoy the trails, skiing, skating, food, shopping, live theatre, and artworks. That is not a problem as Airdrie is also home to a variety of accommodations to suit every need. Check out Always Home as an alternative to a hotel stay. The major chain hotels, such as Best Western, operate in the city, and so does the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Airdrie. Formerly known as Airdrie Inn & Suites, this hotel has new owners and a new name, but the same great staff that enabled its impressive near-perfect rating (Google) from more than 500 guests. The City of Airdrie offers this handy guide to help you find exactly what you need, be it a place with a pool or a place that accepts pets.

As the weather turns chilly, it’s tempting to tuck oneself away at home. But when you think of all the fun you can have in Airdrie this winter, head out instead! Grab your ice skates. Bring your appetite. Choose a day trip or make a weekend of it. Once you experience Airdrie in the winter, you’ll be back for more fun all year round.

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