The Oakview Golf Club is a five-minute drive from the Town of Altona and offers a challenging 9-hole course nestled in a picturesque oak forest. The club also has a driving range and a clubhouse offering delicious meals, snacks and beverages.
During the Spring and Summer season at the nature park come out and enjoy the trails, and the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy a day of cycling or walking along an 8-foot wide asphalt trail. The trail reaches Altona from the south via the rail line trail to Gretna and from the west at the Buffalo Creek Nature Park. This trail is part of the longest multi-use trail in the world – The Trans Canada Trail. Catch and release fishing is a popular activity at the Buffalo Creek Nature Park! In the winter season the pond is cleared for skating, and the hill is great for tobogganing. This is a popular spot for tobogganing in winter as well as pleasure skating on the pond, which is cleared and flooded. The field house makes an ideal warm up spot for changing, restrooms or a hot cup of hot chocolate.
In the summer of 1999, Legends Car Club was born in the basement of a house in Altona with a small group of friends. Since then, it has grown to include over 90 members that participates in many car shows in and out of the province, and has the reputation of being one of the most active clubs in the province. Legends Car Club hosts many events throughout the year, including informal meetings on Tuesdays, the annual Drive for Cancer, Show in the Park, and the annual Airport Drag Races.
Vincent Van Gogh painted a series of seven paintings depicting sunflowers in the late 1800’s, which feature his unique style of abundant light, colours and thick, short brush strokes. Van Gogh saw the sunflower as a symbol of life and hope. During the time that artist and art educator, Cameron Cross, taught in Altona he developed the vision of a giant steel easel displaying a likeness of Van Gogh’s sunflowers. This landmark stands 76’6” high and is on a 3-legged steel easel. It is a symbol of international fine art and celebrates Altona’s reputation as the Sunflower Capital of Canada. Cameron Cross continues to pursue his dream of erecting seven giant Van Gogh sunflower paintings around the world. In 2017 the painting was taken down, completely re-furbished by the original artist Cameron Cross, then re-erected. It again stands tall and proud against the prairie sky!
Gallery in the Park is a heritage home turned fine art gallery and sculpture garden in Altona, Manitoba. They are open seasonally from June through to the end of September, and exhibit works by local, national, and international artists. Their growing sculpture garden contains many permanent pieces by local and international artists.
The Altona campground is located along the south border of the Buffalo Creek Nature Park, which is adjacent to Altona Centennial Park. With Altona’s many other attractions including the Aquatic Centre, Gallery in the Park, golf course and shopping mall, it’s the perfect place to call home during the summer.
All sites are serviced and include 30 amp electrical and water.
This centre is a state of the art 75,000 sq. ft. multi-use recreation facility. Main features include:
The facility is a central gathering place for the community and hosts many events such as hockey tournaments, curling bonspiels, banquets, socials, weddings, recreation programs, meetings, craft facilities, and a place to get together with friends and family. It can also accommodate large trade shows and conventions.
The best place to spend a day in the sun! Feel the rush of a plunge down the 133-foot waterslide. Or, stay cool while splashing with the kids among the centre’s spray columns, water geysers, water cannons and jumbo spraying sunflower. There is also a Junior Olympic size pool.
The centre offers special family rates, season passes, swimming lessons, group rentals, and special public swim sessions for tots, teens, adults and families.