If you’re staying in Airdrie, make sure to visit Century Downs Racetrack and Casino. Located 10 minutes south, just off of the Queen Elizabeth II highway, this unique attraction offers an unforgettable experience. Walk through the doors into a vibrant and welcoming facility. Enjoy 550 slot machines including favourites like The Game of Life, Flintstones and Batman. Feel like playing electronic table games? Head to the centre of the casino and choose between Roulette and Baccarat. The selection is sure to satisfy any slots-lover.
Visit on weekends and enjoy the breathtaking spectacle of live horse racing. Century Downs hosts Standardbred harness racing with post time starting at 1:10 p.m. New to the sport? Grab a drink and head upstairs at 12:40 p.m. for a Betting Basics class. You’ll get tips on types of bets, how to bet and more, and you’ll receive a complimentary race day program and $2 betting voucher. Watch the races from the second-floor Homestretch Room, which offers a gorgeous sweeping view of the track, hot foods and a bar and teller. On a nice day, head outside and enjoy the Apron patio. Featuring table seating, bleachers and a barbecue and bar, it’s the perfect way to get up close and personal to all the racing action.
For purposes of trip planning, Century Downs hosts spectacular events throughout the year such as their Mid-Summer Classic, the Packwood Grand, a Family Day and more.
A visit to Century Downs isn’t complete without a stop in at the Mid City Grill restaurant, where executive chef Josef Schonauer has elevated the casino dining experience. The menu features delicious, innovative dishes, using ingredients from local Alberta farmers. Enjoy a monthly feature sheet, daily lunch specials and weekly dinner specials. It’s a marriage of fresh and innovative that’s sure to leave you wanting more.