Annual Show & Shine Ford Okotoks

Annual Show & Shine Ford Okotoks

Saturday June 23 , 2018

Location:      Ford Okotoks  4 Westland Rd.   Okotoks

Time:             11 – 3 PM

Lunch:           BBQ for participants

Trailer parking: 

‘Walmart’ in Shawnessy allows free parking for trailers. Park west of the main Walmart Store adjacent to Shawnessy Blvd SE. You may notice other campers and motorhomes parked there. There is a McDonald inside the store serving breakfast from 7 AM. 

We recommend coming south on Macleod Trail , take Exit Hwy 22 and keep right on Shawnessy Blvd. Walmart is 500 m on the right.

We are planning to leave the Walmart parking  not later than 9:30 AM for arrival time at Ford Okotoks between 10 and 10:30 AM. From the Walmart parking all paved roads to Ford Okotoks 33 km (20 miles)

Map and route details to follow.




The Best Tour by a Damsite

Our "Late-summer" Tour will be held August 30th - September 2nd. The tour will "hub" out of a beautiful 8,000 sq ft lodge in Glenwood Alberta. There will be three days of touring starting on the day we arrive at the lodge. Breakfast will be served at the lodge and we will enjoy an evening at the Great Canadian Barn Dance, a catered meal at the Lodge and a BBQ at The Meadows.  


On our way to Waterton we plan to stop in Hillspring for a long arm quilting demonstration, a tour of the Demes Stained Glass Studio, a tour of Brian Hall's eclectic antique collection and a tour of the Blue Ridge Hutterite Colony. Our destination will be Red Rock Canyon.  On the way home we will cross over the Waterton Dam.

That evening we will enjoy a catered banquet back in Glenwood at The Lodge.

Waterton Tour


This is the tour we take on the day of arrival.  After unloading our Ts and picking our rooms, we will enjoy a light lunch at The Lodge. We will then take a short drive to Cardston for a tour of the Remington Carriage Centre.  On the way back we will travel through Beazer and on to Mountain View for an ice cream stop. On the way back to The Lodge we will stop at "The Meadows" for a corn roast and BBQ.

Here is a tentative map of the tour. This may be refined over the course of the summer.

Cardston Tour

The Lodge

The Lodge is a private residence built and owned by the Prince family.  It has 13 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms. Each bedroom has its own theme and is maintained by one of the Prince children. The logs were cut near the base of Chief Mountain. It is now a recreational property used by family members and a few friends and relatives (Marge Wolff is a relative).

There is plenty of space to park car trailers, and RVs for those who prefer their own accommodations. In fact if the tour is over-subscribed some RVs will be a must.