Destination guide

It's all about craft beer and cowboys in Airdrie

With craft beer, farmers' markets and Nose Creek Valley, the small town of Airdrie is full of surprises. Located 20 miles north of Calgary, Airdrie is Alberta's nod to its Scottish heritage. Start your Rockies adventure by booking a centrally located Airdrie vacation rental. Main Street is the hub and dotted with quirky shops, craft beer bars and a farmers' market, and it's a short hop from Nose Creek Park and the Nose Creek Valley Museum. Time your vacation to coincide with a major lacrosse game or the Airdrie Pro Rodeo, or catch a show in the Bert Church Live Theatre.

Things to do

Nose through Airdrie's historic past

Although nearby Calgary houses the bulk of Alberta's attractions, Airdrie also has its fair share. Book a centrally located Airdrie vacation rental and you'll be moments from the city's main cultural draw, the Nose Creek Valley Museum. Located off Main Street at the south end of Nose Creek Park, it's open every day and offers guided tours. There are over 10,000 artifacts, from the First Nation's display to a replica blacksmith's shop. After dark, catch a show at the Bert Church Theatre, one of the premier performing arts venues in the Calgary region.

Activities

When the wild, wild west comes to Alberta

Airdrie is a city of two seasons: the sunny outdoor season, and the wear-your-thermals season. During the warmer months, the crowds hit Alberta's many parks. In Airdrie, it's the curiously named Nose Creek Park, where locals come to jog, picnic or watch a summer show in the amphitheater. There are also a couple of fishing ponds which are regularly stocked with trout. The Pro Rodeo is a big draw in the summer. Each July, Airdrie turns into the wild west, when this 50-year old tradition attracts the best cowboys and cowgirls across Canada to take part in the rodeo. Yeehaw!

Weather

There's something in the Air-drie tonight

Depending on your preference for sun or snow, the best times to visit Airdrie is either in the height of summer, when you'll get the best of the weather, or around December and January when it becomes a twinkling winter wonderland. July and August is peak visitor season in Alberta, when the best Airdrie vacation rentals get booked up in advance. Prepare for the mercury to dip dramatically in fall. The first snow makes an appearance in October and is a frequent friend until April, so pack well.

Natural features

Go big in Banff or gentle in Big Hill Springs Park

Lying due east from the glacial peaks of Banff National Park, Airdrie is within easy reach of Alberta's finest natural attractions. But for those not quite ready to tackle Banff's mountainous peaks, Big Hill Springs Provincial Park is ideal. A mere 20-minute drive from Airdrie, it's perfect for a leisurely half-day hike, but with enough streams, wildflowers and waterfalls to make it interesting. See the tufa rock formations and numerous spring-fed waterfalls which wind through the aspen forest. In the summer, you'll find wild strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries to feast on.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Airdrie

Fly into Calgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.), the closest airport, located 11.2 mi (18 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Airdrie?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 526 vacation rentals near Airdrie. From 301 Houses to 162 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Airdrie for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Airdrie?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Airdrie:

  • Southwest Calgary: 492 vacation rentals
  • Northwest Calgary: 410 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 156 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Calgary: 191 vacation rentals
  • Northeast Calgary: 128 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Airdrie?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Airdrie. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ironhorse Park: 480 vacation rentals
  • Woodside Golf Course: 462 vacation rentals
  • Towerland Centre: 474 vacation rentals
  • Nose Creek Valley Museum: 492 vacation rentals
  • Monklands Soccer Park: 476 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Airdrie listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Airdrie?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 301 Houses in Airdrie. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Airdrie include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 162 rentals available
  • Cabins: 18 rentals available
  • Cottages: 18 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Airdrie?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 52 vacation rentals with pool available in Airdrie. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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