Positioned on Nose Creek, Airdrie is a vibrant city that hosts various cultural events throughout the year, including a rodeo, family fair, light festival and Canada Day parade. Airdrie’s city centre is home to an engaging museum and popular community theatre, along with a sprawling shopping strip.
Things to do in Airdrie
Begin your Nose Creek holiday by walking along Main Street, where electronic stores and clothing boutiques sit alongside eateries, such as Kirala Sushi and Grill and Main Street Beer & BBQ. Wander down to Landmark Cinemas Roxy Airdrie to catch the latest Hollywood blockbusters before visiting Paros on Main for delicious Greek fare.
Take the kids to Iron Horse Park, a small theme park with miniature train rides that travel over hills, across trestles and beneath tunnels. Visit the nearby Nose Creek Valley Museum to discover more than 100 years of local history through fascinating exhibits, including Native American dress, old vehicles and ice hockey uniforms.
Don’t forget to snap a photograph of the iconic Airdrie's Water Tower before heading to Nose Creek Regional Park to let the kids play on the playground or stroll trails beside a scenic lake. Enjoy some local culture at Bert Church Theatre, where you can watch locally-produced plays and musicals in an intimate setting.
Time your visit for one of Airdrie’s many annual festivals, such as the Airdrie Festival of Lights during Christmas or the bustling parade on Canada Day. The Airdrie Pro Rodeo takes place every year and features many of the region’s greatest riders putting on live performances.
Getting around Airdrie
Airdrie is 30 minutes’ drive from Calgary, where you can fly into Calgary International Airport. The InterCity Express provides buses from Calgary, while the Airdrie Transit buses and local taxis offer transport around the city.