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Parks & Recreation


The Didsbury Memorial Complex is the central home to a multitude of recreation and community-based service facilities. The Complex offers the following:

  • 17,000 sq. foot main ice surface
  • 5,382 sq. foot leisure ice surface
  • 5-lane swimming pool (25m)
  • 150 ft. water slide
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • 4 sheet curling ice rink
  • Community Hall (Multi-Purpose Room) with full kitchen and bar
  • Concession - Prairie Whistle Food Co. 

Recreation and Culture Master Plan

In early 2019, Didsbury Town Council requested a review of priorities for recreation and culture that were established in two separate planning documents: the 2013 Didsbury Recreation & Culture Master Plan and the 2016 Didsbury Memorial Complex Outlying Plan report.

During your visit to Didsbury, stop by our Tourism and Information Centre at the Didsbury Memorial Complex.

Whether this is your first time visiting or your fourteenth, driving up through the coulee into Didsbury always feels a little like coming home.

With its many historical structures, as well as its more contemporary buildings, Didsbury is where old meets new in a wonderful mix of traditional values and community progress. 

In the heart of Historical Downtown Didsbury, you will discover the 'unique boutique' shopping experience that attracts shoppers from all over Central Alberta and beyond.  Come and Stay, Eat, Play in Didsbury where you can enjoy a quieter pace while taking advantage of unique products, friendly service, recreation, leisure, and spa activities.

Filling your time while in Didsbury will never be a problem. Take in the Didsbury Trade Show in April, check out the antique cars during our Show 'n Shine held every year in May, or the cowboys during the Didsbury FCA Rodeo each August. Each year ends with a great celebration during Country Christmas.

During your stay here, you may find yourself at the Didsbury Golf Club enjoying our lush nine-hole course or just having lunch, visiting the Didsbury Museum, taking a dip in the aquatic centre, or browsing in the many stores along Main Street. Didsbury is rich in history so you may want to take our Historic Walking Tour.

There are several walking trails and bike paths in the Town of Didsbury, including those at Memorial Park, Southridge, Coulee Walking Path, and the Hospital Bike Path. While you walk, jog, bike, or rollerblade your way around the trails, enjoy a birds-eye view of the ball diamonds, playground, outdoor theatre, lots of green space, and a pond that can be used for skating in the winter!

Free WIFI access is available at the Didsbury Memorial Complex (1702 - 21 Ave) and the Didsbury Municipal Library (2033 - 19 Ave).