Okotoks, Alberta is a town located on the Sheep River, 18 kilometers south of Calgary.
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.
According to Statistic Canada’s 2011 census, Okotoks has a population of 24,511.
There are several different neighbourhoods in Okotoks including:
Okotoks has average temperatures of -8.1°C in January and 17°C in July.
There are many things to see and do in Okotoks, Alberta such as: