Hate the idea of luxurious lakeside living? Can’t stand the notion of year-round outdoor fun? Cringe at the thought of a family-friendly, amenity accessible community? You best turn back now, as you’re not going to want to hear about the amazing community of Kinniburgh and all it has to offer.
If you’re still with us (and we hope you are!), we’d love to take this opportunity to tell you more about this one-of-a-kind neighbourhood and its great qualities! Here are just a few of the many things there are to do in Kinniburgh:
1 ) Live Life on the Lake
We suppose we’d better start with the obvious…the lake! Lake Chestermere is a well-maintained body of water spanning over 5km and boasting a range of year-round activities (including swimming, fishing, windsurfing, skating and much more). Here too, you’ll be able to relax on the beach or have a lakeside picnic at nearby Anniversary Park.
The Yacht Club is Calgary’s premier sailing facility. Conveniently situated on the lake, this high-end organization features everything from weekend race regattas to sailing camps, socials and special events.
2) Get Creative
If you love the lake and you’re looking to indulge your inner artiste, you’ll love this next one. Art on the Lake Studio sits just minutes away from Kinniburgh and offers a multitude of art classes for all ages and skill levels – covering painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, collage and more. With scenic Lake Chestermere in the background, you’re sure to be inspired.
3) Take a Walk
Kinniburgh is home to plenty of Chestermere’s parks and pathways. Distinctly known for its rock garden play parks, this neighbourhood also includes a huge green space behind the local K-9 school and a peaceful pond, complete with water feature. From here, head out for a stroll on the interconnected pathway system that allows you to explore Chestermere at your own pace.
4) Switch Gears at the Family Bike Park
Chestermere’s unique pathway system also means you can access the Family Bike Park in less than 10 minutes (by bike, of course). Open from May to October, the park features jumps, bumps and tracks for all ages and skill levels. The tracks are groomed regularly and the facility offers speciality camps to teach avid bikers serious skills in a safe environment. Best of all, the park is totally free (with the exception of specialty classes, of course).
5) Meet for Coffee at the Waiting Room
Exclusive to Kinniburgh, the Waiting Room Cafe is the perfect spot to stop off to grab a great cup of coffee and a sandwich. This full-service cafe is open six days a week and uses only the freshest ingredients on their menu. A great place to meet for a latte or frappuccino, the Waiting Room is ideal for catching up with old friends or making new ones.
6) Tee Time
Lakeside Golf Club. This 18-hole semi-private golf course compliments players of all skill levels and includes an on-site Pro Shop and clubhouse. Even if you’re not golfing, you can always head to the Rusty Putter Bar and Grill for some tasty, lakeside fare.
7) Check Out the Regional Recreation Centre
This all-in-one facility is host to everything from curling rinks and slo-pitch diamonds to soccer fields and outdoor corrals. Of course, you’ll have access to swimming, skating, gymnasiums, CrossFit, fitness programs and a multitude of other activities. With something to offer everyone, this rec centre is the perfect place to keep fit and have fun.
8) Have a (Block) Party!
Get to know your neighbours by hosting an afternoon or evening full of food, fun and games. A Chestermere Community Services initiative, these block long barbeques are a hallmark of life for this unique city. For a small fee, the city will provide you with games, disposable dishware and even a barbeque. If you’re not able to plan one in advance, be sure to attend the next one near you!
When it comes to things to do in around Kinniburgh, the list goes on and on. If you’d like to learn more about this diverse, family-friendly community, please get in touch with us. We can’t wait to show you what life in Kinniburgh is all about.