THINGS TO DO
The Town of Carstairs is more than just a peaceful little town. There are many activities for tourists in and around the area. Whether it's just a weekend away from the city, or an extended family holiday, include some of our Area Hot Spots in your travels.
Alberta Farmers' Markets
Without a question, Alberta Farmers' Markets are becoming big business in Alberta, With over 100 approved farmers' markets and close to 3000 vendors across the province, Alberta's farmers' markets are part of the charge leading the local food movement in Alberta.
Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm
Carstairs Curling Rink - Inside or Outside
Contact Kim Fischer
Box 3472 Carstairs, AB T0M 0N0
Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Pete Knight Memorial Arena
Wednesdays from 5 to 7 pm
Didsbury Curling Rink
Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 pm
Olds Cow Palace - Foyer & Parking Lot
Email: Olds Agricultural Society
Experience Alberta's past & journey through time, explore, create & discover the Canadian Badlands and Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Carstairs Community Golf Club
Full 18 hole golf course and Ironwood Restaurant. Enjoy your meal and refreshments in the freshly renovated club house or outside on the beautiful deck. Located on Highway 2A north of the Town of Carstairs limits.
Silver Willow Golf & Sporting Club
Sporting clays, upland bird shooting preserve, and 9 hole golf course. Located two miles west and ½ mile south of Carstairs on Range Road 20.
Located between Didsbury and Olds. Open everyday, accommodations for groups from 6 to 80 people, minimum age 10 years old. Over 40 buildings, 35 acres of wooded and enhanced outdoor playing fields, complete camouflage wear and full face protective gear, body armor available at no extra charge. Reduced group rates. Paintball products sold at pro shop.
Custom Woolen Mills
A working museum located near Carstairs, Alberta, they produce woolen and exotic fiber products on their unique industrial revolution machinery for over 25 years. Products include, carded wools, rovings, spinning rolls, batts, wool yarns, knitting kits, socks, comforters, mattress pads and hand woven blankets.
A truly unique combination of restaurant fine dining, boutique shopping for quality craftsmanship, and a working farm. Break away for a few hours or a full day, and discover PaSu Farm. Something for everyone, young & old, the warmth and hospitality will entice you to return again & gain.
Learn more about your communities' heritage visit your local museums.
Mountain View Music Festival
An annual event held August in Carstairs at Memorial Park. A showcase of more than 30 musical performances over three days, including an artisan's market, art gallery, artists merchandise tent, kid zone, Chamber car show and breakfast, night venues and beer gardens.
Parks & Campgrounds
The Carstairs Municipal Campground, is known as "The People Friendly Place", and serves as the Town's Visitor Information Centre during the summer.
If you are visiting our authentic small town come stay in our people friendly campground and visit all our town parks (Link to Parks, Trails & Natural Areas under Living in Carstairs) and local Things to Do! (Link to to Things to Do under Visiting)
Carstairs Municipal Camp Ground (same as under Visiting)
Pearson Berry Farm
Pearson Berry Farm
The Pearson Berry Farm is Canada's original native fruit farm established in 1969. Welcomes picnics, barbecue, lunches and brunches. Cottage sleeps up to six, self contained or B &B. Refreshment stand, lunch, gift shop, u-pick saskatoons, & fresh produce. Processed Foods for sale include jams, syrup and pies. Located 28 kms west of Bowden on Hwy 587. Phone 403-224-3011
Carstairs Rodeo is held in conjunction with the Beef and Barley Days on the third weekend of July. Junior Rodeo events are held on Friday night and Saturday. Events include barrel racing, poles, breakaway roping, keyhole, calf roping and goat tying. Held in Carstairs at the Rodeo Grounds and sanctioned by the Central Alberta Rodeo Association (CARA.) For more information on events held at the Rodeo Grounds, contact the Rodeo committee:
Carstairs AB T0M 0N0
Royal Canadian Legion
Carstairs Branch #53
121 10th Avenue North
Airdrie Branch #288
508 3 Avenue SE
Olds Branch #105
5241 - 46 Street
Mall Hours: Shopping Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00pm. Experience the Shopping, Dining, Events & Entertainment.
Swimming Pools & Water Parks
Carstairs new water park is open June 1 to September 1 yearly. Hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Sunday throughout the summer months. Located in Memorial Park north of the curling rink. Come out and have fun getting wet.
The Cowboy Trail
Nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the Canadian prairie, in the ranching country of Alberta is the historic Cowboy Trial which feature horse back trail rides, farm and ranch vacations, guest ranches, western themed attractions, accommodations, adventures, historic sites and western themed shopping. This 700 km route along Highway 22 is the source for western vacations and adventures.
The Blooming Fields
The Blooming Fields is a unique nursery and garden center in rural Alberta, located between Olds and Didsbury. It is a beautiful and serene place with gorgeous view of the Rocky Mountains.
In the middle of the garden centre you find an intimate licensed restaurant. Healthy lunches are served, mostly prepared with fruit and vegetables from the organic garden, but the specialty is High Tea.
High Tea is an English Tradition. It is originally served late in the afternoon, but we are happy to serve you High Tea all day.
Western Wear & Tack