If you’re looking for a taste of small town hospitality and an outing in the beautifully wooded foothills around Calgary, head out to Turner Valley.
|Neighbourhood |||Turner Valley|
|Getting There |||Take Hwy 22x west to Hwy 22 south.|
|Cross Street |||Hwy 546 and Hwy 22|
Profile Last Updated: August 21, 2007
Turner Valley is only about 30 minutes drive from Calgary’s city limits. It is the place where Alberta’s oil industry got its explosive start in 1914. It’s also becoming a community full of artists and creative people who are drawn to the laid-back surroundings and the nature that abounds.
The Foothills Country Market is a major attraction for Turner Valley. It is a great opportunity for Calgarians to escape the city and enjoy a scenic drive followed by browsing through the rainbow of produce and other food items at the Country Market. You can find great Alberta beef and other meat products that are raised on high standards.
If you’re looking for a great meal after enjoying the foothills and heading to the farmer’s market, there are many delicious restaurants for you to sample. Whether you’re up for great pizza at Granny’s Pizza or the Southwest-tinged Coyote Moon Cantina and Espresso Bar, there is something to please your palate. Route 40. Soup Co. offers uniquely flavoured gourmet soups to tempt your palate as well.
If you’re interested in enjoying great music in an intimate setting, check out the “Beneath the Arch” concert series at the Flare and Derrick Community Hall in Turner Valley. They’ve hosted many artists from all around the world and try to offer unique performers rather than the mainstream acts. They’ve featured such artists as Fred Eaglesmith, Alpha Yaya Diallo and Ian Tyson.