Comfort Inn & Suites
133 Sierra Springs Dr. SE
Airdrie, AB T4B 3G6
Phone: (403) 948-3411
Fax: (403) 948-0021
133 Sierra Springs Dr. SE, Airdrie, AB, CA, T4B 3G6
- Phone: (403) 948-3411
- Fax: (403) 948-0021
This one-stop recreation, sports, health and fitness center opened its doors to the public in 2004 and serves the communities along the Northwest and Northeast quadrants of the city. With their “come out and play” invitation, Cardel Place has become a popular and thriving facility that offers a host of activities from fitness, sports, a pool, ice rink for hockey, climbing wall, and even a sports medicine clinic. An eco-friendly facility, Cardel Place ensures that it is both sustainable and fully integrated into the community it serves. Also, the facilities at Cardel Place can be rented for a variety of events. Call or see the website to know more.
This white water rafting company offers trips that range from mild to wild. They specialize in expeditions on three of Alberta's best rafting rivers: Red Deer River, Highwood River and Ram River. The programs offered include scenic half-day float trips, thrilling one- or two-day white water adventures, and five-day expeditions up the Ram River. Trips include all necessary gear, and on overnight trips enjoy volleyball games, river body surfing and sauna-inspired relaxation.
Thorncliffe-Greenview Community Association is a recreation and socializing space for the residents of Calgary. This center provides racquetball courts, four lane bowling alley, baseball courts, an outdoor hockey rink and tobogganing hill where people can enjoy varied sports activities. Other entertaining activities such as craft fairs, private parties and dance shows are also hosted here. Their lounges and meeting rooms with top-quality catering services are the perfect venue for planning any kind of event. But the weekly fund-raising bingos held here are the ones that cannot be missed!
A recreational zone, this city-owned pool also offers twin ice arenas servicing mainly local hockey teams, as well as a large gymnasium and a fitness studio. But the real draw is the five-acre indoor waterpark and its feature waterslide, the Pepsi Thunder a six-storey high climb with a twisting descent. There are four other slides, as well as two hot tubs, a dive tank and a wave pool churning out meter-high play waves. There are kiddie pool areas for toddlers also.
After decades in operation, this semi-private club course has a seasoned, mature feel to it in comparison to the courses surrounding it. The course plays from four different tees with total lengths ranging from 5,376 to 7,051 yards. The course winds along the Nose Creek Valley, and water comes into play on several holes. Since Calgary Elks Lodge & Golf Club is semi-private, there are some access restrictions for non-members. To round out the experience, the facility boasts a driving range, putting greens and a fully stocked pro-shop.
One of the premier private golf clubs in the city, Bearspaw Country Club is a haven for any golf lover. Located in the northwestern part of the city, surrounded by a serene environment, this club is far from the chaos of the city center, and yet, not too far to make traveling hectic. Spread over 80.9 hectares (200 acres), the club boasts an 18-hole golf course, designed by Bill Newis, which has been the venue of prominent golf tournaments like the Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship. See the website to know more.
Located on the northern side of the Bow River, Bowmont is a lush natural park established in the 1980s. The park features miles of hiking trails, picnic tables, playgrounds, a soccer and baseball field. This expansive park is spread out over 164 hectares (405 acres) and attracts adventure sports enthusiasts, families, birders, dog walkers and those looking for a fun day outdoors. Be sure to check out the park near sunrise or sunset for spectacular photo opportunities!
With winter dominating the Calgary climate scene, summer sport enthusiasts are often forced to retreat indoors. Calgary Climbing Centre - Stronghold offers year-round climbing for those wintry days when the real mountains are just too cold. The Stronghold boasts an impressive area of climbing including bouldering caves and 30 climbing walls of varying difficulties. The facility comes complete with showers, change rooms and equipment rentals. The qualified staff also offers a range of instruction for adults, youth and corporate groups. do call ahead to plan your visit.
Whether your idea of outdoor adventure is a multi-day mountain expedition or an afternoon of in-line skating, the Outdoor Program Centre at the University of Calgary will have you outfitted. The center offers everything from hiking trips to cross-country ski outings, first aid courses to bicycle repair clinics, and sea kayaking tours to avalanche survival training. Its rental department loans out equipments of all kinds, whether you need a camping stove or a canoe. Prices are reasonable and the staff seems to know everything about everything.
Olympic Oval, one of the sites of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, continues to be a solid attraction for tourists. The massive silvery-white roof that covers this huge building on the University of Calgary campus is an engineering and architectural marvel. The facility remains the fastest speed skating track in the world, with records routinely shattered at World Cup competitions staged each year. Several national teams, including Canada's, train here, offering fans a chance to have very close brushes with the skating elite. The track is regularly open to the public for skating on regular or rental speed skates. Visit website for more details.
The Foothills Athletic Centre is replete with sports and fitness facilities. From eight tennis courts, four soccer fields, long jump pits to running tracks, they also have provisions for lesser popular sports like javelin throw, pole vault and discus throw. Call ahead for event bookings.
Winding its way from the Rocky Mountain's all the way to the Alberta foothills, the Bow River is an expansive waterway. Along its route, the river passes through Calgary and is a popular outdoor recreation spot for city dwellers. Many walking paths and scenic vistas can be found, as well as tourism companies that offer kayak rentals, fly fishing trips and much, much more.