Top 10 Reasons to Live in Airdrie

This vibrant city in Alberta entices an array of benefits and attractions. With its friendly atmosphere, close proximity to Calgary, and wide range of activities for all ages, it's no wonder why Airdrie is one of Canada's fastest-growing municipalities. 

Here are the top 10 reasons to consider joining the influx of people who've come to appreciate Airdrie's charms:

It's Just the Right Size

Airdrie is small enough to foster an abundance of civic pride and community engagement. But it's large enough to offer the amenities and services that make urban living convenient and stimulating. You can still get to know your neighbours, and there's a good chance the people in the stores where you shop will remember you every time you come back. Airdrie is maintaining its small town feel while growing at a pace higher than neighbouring Calgary.


Airdrie offers all the comforts and amenities of city living, but at a lower price point than Calgary - which is an easy commute away. This means more space for less money, so there's no need to sacrifice comfort and convenience for affordability. 

Easy Commuting to Calgary

Living in Airdrie, you are just a 15-minute drive from Calgary's northern edge and the airport. Alternatively, the intercity express buses take just 30 minutes to get you into downtown Calgary to start your workday. 

The Rocky Mountains

You can see the Rockies from Airdrie, and they're only an hour drive away.  For skiing, snowboarding and ice climbing in winter, and hiking, boating, and RVing in summer, the Rockies are a cherished natural treasure. Jasper National Park and Banff National Park are world-famous wilderness areas that can be explored on day trips from Airdrie. Get to Banff in just an hour and 30 minutes.

Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta

Wildflower Community

Wildflower, a modern residential community rising above the west side of Airdrie, offers a small town feel with the conveniences of city living. Master-planned with 28 acres of lavish nature parks, enticing gathering spaces and incredible views, Wildflower is the perfect place for your home base as you get to know Airdrie, its people and attractions. Learn More.

Wildflower Airdrie. The Hillside Hub HOA by Minto Communities

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Year-round Activities

All year round there's so much to do, indoors and out. Business owners go out of their way to make shops, cafes, restaurants, festivals, and markets enticing to locals and visitors alike, fostering a sense of discovery and fun.  Plus, new businesses keep growing in Airdrie, with 4363 business licenses issued in 2022. The city's downtown revitalization project will continue to transform the city centre. Some Airdrie events include the Airdrie Pro Rodeo, one of the top 10 rodeos in Canada , Airdriefest street festival, the Airdrie Festival of Lights, Homecoming Festival and the Airdrie Children's festival. There's every reason to get out and about in this friendly, active city. 

Airdrie Festival of Lights

Music is a Big Thing

Music lovers will find a lot to like in Airdrie. Many musical acts make it a stop on their tours, and performances span genres, including country, pop, rock and classical. There are several performing classical music groups in the city, and many musically talented people live in Airdrie. Bert Church Theatre hosts music and theatre productions every month. 

Great Restaurants and Breweries

With over 217 restaurants, Airdrie is beginning to become a food and craft beer hot spot. To follow the Airdrie Ale Trail, sample the local brews at the city's trailblazing brew pubs. Plus, Airdrie's growth and diversity is reflected in its booming restaurant scene. As well as burgers, pizza and pasta, you can taste cuisine from Japan, Korea, Greece, Lebanon, and other global culinary destinations.  

Amazing Parks and Green Space

Airdrie has a laid-back feel that partly emanates from its vast green spaces and parks.   The best parks are located along historic Nose Creek, which winds its way through the city. In the northwest end you'll find Williamstown Nose Creek Preserve, a slice of natural landscapes. In the downtown core, 20-acre Nose Creek Park is a beautiful space for picnics, sports and games, nature walks, and relaxing at the fire pits. Chinook Winds Park and Fletcher Regional Park are other great areas to explore, and ample off-leash parks give your furry friends space to play.

Historic Nose Creek


Airdrie is an ideal place to raise a family, where people of all ages can thrive, surrounded by Airdrie's many parks, sports and recreational facilities, and schools. For fun weekend activities, check out Iron Horse Park's miniature train rides or the city's community calendar for new events. The whole family can also stay active at the city's recreation centres, on local sports teams, and even with outdoor gyms and skating rinks conveniently located in the city's parks; Airdrie maintains approximately 1,700 acres of parkland and 147km of paved pathways! Genesis Place offers 450,000 sq.ft. of multi-use recreational space, including pools, skating rinks, running tracks.

These are just some of the reasons why more people are choosing to call Airdrie home. Discover for yourself what makes it unique, and why Wildflower is the ideal new community within Airdrie.

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