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Updated: 100 Things To Do at CottageClub

Posted On: 20.07.15

  1. Canoe, raft, or kayak down the bow river.
  2. Take the dog for a walk by the bow river.
  3. Walk the on-site nature-trails.
  4. Observe wild life (from a safe and unobtrusive distance).
  5. Learn all the natural plant species within CottageClub.
  6. Visit Ghost Station for ice cream, or an adult beverage, or both! (Personal favourite)**
  7. Find all the historical plaques along walking trails and by lookout points.
  8. Play a game of tennis.
  9. Learn how to play “pickle-ball”
  10. Shoot a game of “21” on the half basketball court.
  11. Take a dip in the pool.
  12. Enjoy a snow covered evening in the outdoor hot tub.
  13. Read a book in “Mimi’s Den”
  14. Indulge in a workout in the community gym.
  15. Watch a movie in the streaming room.
  16. Attend a hockey game on the community projector.
  17. Attend a potluck or community gathering.
  18. Make a fresh pizza in the wood burning pizza oven.
  19. Host a birthday party or anniversary party in the great hall.
  20. Indulge in a sunset cocktail on one of the elevated beaches or Recreation Centre Patio.
  21. Drive or ride in a golf cart (this is a mandatory item for all CottageClubbers)
  22. Spend a day on the beach.
  23. Attend a social campfire at the community beach fire-pit.
  24. Host a fire at your cottage.
  25. Bike or rollerblade around the community.
  26. Explore the nearby biking trails.
  27. Hike a Rocky Mountain!
  28. Spend a day in Cochrane.
  29. Go to McKay’s Ice Cream.
  30. Lunch at Guy’s Cafe.
  31. Spend the evening BBQing.
  32. Go bouldering in Canmore.
  33. Bike the Banff to Canmore Trail (Anniversary Trail).
  34. Canoe or Kayak on the Lake
  35. Explore Ghost Island
  36. Adventure up the Ghost Arm
  37. Enjoy a day paddle boarding
  38. Explore the lake via boat
  39. Go tubing
  40. Jump on a sea doo
  41. Learn how to wakeboard or waterski
  42. Jump in the lake!
  43. Try the lakeside waterslide
  44. Take a nap on a beach hammock.
  45. Go golfing at surrounding courses.
  46. Play beach volleyball.
  47. Spend a night in the on-site observatory.
  48. Visit with your neighbours!
  49. Build a birdhouse
  50. Visit a playground
  51. Plant in the community gardens
  52. Go geocaching
  53. Build a snowman
  54. Go cross country skiing on the trails
  55. Play a game of hockey on the frozen lake.
  56. Go sledding down the Clubhouse hill.
  57. If you find chopping firewood as relaxing as I do, chop firewood!
  58. If you dislike chopping firewood, ask a willing neighbour!
  59. Have a picnic
  60. Make pasta from scratch!
  61. Star-gaze
  62. Watch the sunrise
  63. Do outdoor yoga.
  64. Watch an outdoor movie.
  65. Go dirt-biking in Waiparous
  66. Ice fishing
  67. Ice sailing
  68. Spend a day in Banff
  69. Sailing
  70. Work remotely from the cottage.
  71. Participate in a golf cart parade for Canada Day.
  72. Meditate in the forest areas.
  73. Make s’mores!
  74. Organize a board game night with friends and neighbours
  75. Visit the Yamnuska Wolf Sanctuary
  76. Dive into the lake in early Spring for a “polar plunge”
  77. Go skiing at one of the close by ski hill
  78. Go downhill biking at one of the close by mountain biking resorts.
  79. Try wind-surfing
  80. Go wind surfing
  81. Win a game of road hockey
  82. Host a deep fry
  83. Skip stones on the lake
  84. Learn about the neighbouring aboriginal cultures
  85. Contact SAIT for information on sustainable living and how to implement it into your cottage.
  86. Go caving in Exshaw
  87. Take in the breath taking views from Grassi Lakes nearby
  88. Catch a fish (Trout, WhiteFish, Burbot)
  89. Explore the endless selection of hikes and walking trails in the neighbourhood.
  90. Spend the weekend doing absolutely nothing.
  91. Visit the Cochrane farmers market.
  92. Play a game of horse shoes in the horse shoe pits.
  93. Host a poker night
  94. Spend a day riding water slides at the Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Centre
  95. Plant a tree
  96. Build a sandcastle
  97. Fly a kite
  98. DIY bowling
  99. Tell a Ghost story at Ghost Lake
  100. Learn to knit

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