Recreation & Leisure

The Town of Diamond Valley is proud to provide a wide variety of facilities and programs to enhance active living and the well-being of our community. Whether you live here or are just visiting, it's easy to enjoy a variety of indoor or outdoor recreation opportunities.  Browse the complete list of facilities including the Diamond Valley Municipal Campground, Flare n Derrick, ice rinks, and Dr. Lander Memorial Pool.

For a list of Sports, Recreation, Leisure and other Interest groups, please visit our Community Organizations page.

Outdoor Recreation

Friendship Trail

This gentle 3 km paved trail connecting the Diamond Valley is popular among walkers, joggers and cyclists. The trail runs on the north side of Highway 22 and passes scenic viewpoints, secluded rest areas and the site of the old McPherson coal mine which inspired the name of Black Diamond. Impressive rock formations along the trail speak to the area's remarkable geology that sustained the Turner Valley oilfields boom during the 1920's to 1940's.


The Sheep River runs through the Diamond Valley and is excellent for family fishing. Other nearby fishing spots include the Highwood River, Cataract Creek and Chain Lakes. Please refer to the official Alberta Government website for current conditions, regulations and information on fishing in specific locations.

Kananaskis Country

Only a short drive to both the mountains and the prairies, the Diamond Valley area abounds in outdoor recreation opportunities like a few other places. Twenty minutes west of town is Kananaskis Country, a Rocky Mountain playground for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. Peter Lougheed Provincial Park offers numerous hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, camping and cross-country skiing opportunities.

Effective June 1, 2021 a Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required for all vehicles stopping in Kananaskis Country and provincial sites in the Bow Valley Corridor.  A geographical boundary map is available for the full list of sites.

Playing Fields

  • 2 smaller soccer fields are located at Maplewood Park, Oilfields High School and one behind the courthouse in TV.
  • Ball diamonds are located at the Oilfields High School, C. Ian McLaren, Field of Dreams located between TV and BD along HWY 22, and Millennium Field located behind the Flare n' Derrick.
  • T-ball diamond in Maplewood Park.

Turner Valley Golf & Country Club

Located amidst stunning foothills scenery connecting the Diamond Valley, this picturesque and challenging 18-hole course offers relaxed golf to challenge both beginners and expert golfers. To book a tee time, call the Pro Shop at 403-933-4741 or visit online for more information.