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Okotoks, Alberta

Okotoks, Alberta is a town located on the Sheep River, 18 kilometers south of Calgary.

History of Okotoks, Alberta

Okotoks was first inhabitied by First Nations. The European explorer David Thompson came to the area as early as 1800. Trading posts began appearing in the area and the first settlers arrived in 1882.

The name Okotoks comes from the Blackfoot First Nation word for rock, which is “ohkotok”. It is speculated that the area was given this name because of the large rock that people used to mark the river.

Population of Okotoks, Alberta

According to Statistic Canada’s 2011 census, Okotoks has a population of 24,511.

Neighbourhoods in Okotoks, Alberta

There are several different neighbourhoods in Okotoks including:

  • Air Ranch
  • Cimarron
  • Crystal Ridge
  • Drake Landing
  • Sandstone
  • Westmount
  • Westridge

Weather in Okotoks, Alberta

Okotoks has average temperatures of -8.1°C in January and 17°C in July.

Special Attractions in Okotoks, Alberta

There are many things to see and do in Okotoks, Alberta such as:

  • Sheep River Valley
  • Rotary Performing Arts Centre
  • D’Arcy Ranch Golf Course
  • Light Up Okotoks
  • The Big Rock
  • Kayben Farms
  • Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures


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