Things to Do in Blackfalds
Great things are happening in Blackfalds. This fast-growing community has ample opportunities to enjoy an array of your favourite pastimes, from bird watching to fishing. Plus, the town of Blackfalds has tons of attractions that visitors and locals, young and old alike, can enjoy.
If you’re not sure what there is to see and do in Blackfalds, here is your guide to five of the most exciting local features you won’t want to miss.
1. Abbey Centre
One of Blackfalds’ top attractions is the always exciting Abbey Centre. This 41,000-square-foot facility boasts both entertainment and fitness opportunities for all ages. Plus, with indoor and outdoor features, you can enjoy the Abbey Centre no matter what the weather is like.
Some of the centre’s most noteworthy features include:
- Three-story indoor playground
- The McKay Ranch Outdoor Aquatic Centre
- State-of-the-art fitness centre
- 152-metre running track on the third level
- Tons of activities in the triple gymnasium field house
- The only indoor section of Canada’s Great Trail
- Live performances at the outdoor amphitheatre
- 10-foot rock wall
- And more
2. Blackfalds Community Market
The Blackfalds Community Market is a one-of-a-kind market experience that features great merchandise and a whole lot of heart. More than 25 hand-selected vendors gather at different venues all over Blackfalds, providing a unique experience for the entire local community to enjoy. This means you’ll get only Blackfalds’ best fresh fruits, veggies, food trucks, sweet treats, entertainment and more.
3. Bark Park Off-Leash Dog Park
Looking for a place for both you and your four-legged friend? The Bark Park Off-Leash Dog Park is perfect for a day of fun in the sun for pooches both big and small. Whether you’re trying out some agility training or just want to let your dog run free, you’ll love the Bark Park. Plus, complimentary bags are available for when nature calls.
4. Tayles Water Spray Park
There’s nothing quite like cooling off in the water on those hot summer days. Tayles Water Spray Park provides just that — a place where you and your kiddos can enjoy a variety of water features. The park also includes a pirate ship playground, a gazebo, a picnic area with tables and public washrooms.
Every December, the park is transformed for the holiday season. You and your family can marvel at the musical light show, which is part of the annual “Light Up Blackfalds” event.
5. Multi-Plex Ice Arena
Join the local community for ice skating and a variety of other activities at Blackfalds’ Multi-Plex Ice Arena. This highly versatile facility also offers the community a convenient venue for local and private events. If you’re looking to support our local ice hockey teams, the Ice Arena is home to the minor league Blackfalds Bulldogs and the Wranglers, a Junior “B” Ice Hockey team.
Keep Your Smile Safe While Enjoying These Attractions
Whether you’re playing sports or enjoying Blackfalds’ water slides, these and other activities can lead to accidents that cause trauma to your teeth. If an urgent dental situation arises, you can turn to the team at Alpen Dental. We have locations right here in Blackfalds and in Rimbey’s Red Deer area. We also provide custom-fitted mouth guards for those partaking in contact sports at the Abbey Centre or Ice Arena.