Airdrie has over 570 acres of parkland and 36 kilometres of paved multi-use pathways and trails ideal for walking, cycling, blading and jogging. Popular parks include Nose Creek Park and East Lake.
In addition to Airdrie's parks and green spaces, the city also has an off-leash canine park, a large BMX track, a splash park, outdoor skating rinks, outdoor athletic parks, sports fields, and playgrounds. Local recreational facilities include Plainsman arena, Twin Arena, and Genesis Place, which includes an indoor running track, pool, and two field houses. The city's recreational opportunities, proximity to the the city of Calgary, and easy access to the Rocky Mountains make it an ideal location to raise a family.
The city also has popular annual events to bring people together and encourage community involvement. Airdrie's Canada Day parade is popular among residents, and the Airdrie Pro Rodeo brings over 10,000 spectators every summer. Also popular during the summer is the Airdrie Regional Air Show, where you can watch the world famous Canadian Snowbirds perform amazing acrobatic stunts. Around Christmas, Airdrie is known for having one of Canada's top 10 holiday light shows in Nose Creek Park, with a million dollars worth of holiday displays lighting up the park every night.