The Shane Homes YMCA at 11300 Rocky Ridge Road NW in Calgary has been on my “places to visit” list since the grand opening day on February 1, 2018.
Why anyone wouldn’t want to visit the largest YMCA in the world? It is 284,000-square-foot facility. And we have it here, in Calgary. Such a treat!
To get there via C-Train, you can get off at Tuscany and take Bus 115 (Evanston). The bus stops are near the high-tech washroom.
I wouldn’t have taught that there is a washroom just by looking at the mural adorning the washroom’s wall.
This was the first time I’ve seen and used a talking washroom; the experience is somewhat similar to Siri telling you what to do. It should say “You forgot to wash your hands.” whenever a person doesn’t emphasize hygiene.
For a moment, I felt like I was in Japan where washrooms are equipped with buttons and instructions that you have to take the time to read especially if you’re a tourist.
(I never wrote about washroom until now that I’m more curious. Did you find a similar washroom somewhere else in Calgary?)
And that’s just the beginning of the trip from Tuscany. I’m all for more awesomeness ahead.
A 5-minute trip on the bus can take you to Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge.
Seeing the facility for the first of its kind in Calgary was mind blowing. Across it, is the Butterfield Acres which I thought of visiting. We’ll see.
The interior is incredibly humongous that it’s hard not to appreciate even the design of the ceiling.
And here is the basketball court. The facility also have indoor swimming pool, climbing room, gym, ice skating rink, and so much more.
Beside the court is the express library on a self-service model.
Even the benches are artistic and unique. The theatre is found close to the sitting area, at the middle of the Shane Homes YMCA.
Look at that view. Shane Homes YMCA looks like a whale from a hilltop.
Walking farther from the facility, I spotted a deer or something else. I can’t tell by taking photos from afar. I wonder what else I could have seen if I walked farther.
But I decided to go downhill and head home.
Waiting for a bus on a sunny day is a treat when you have a view like the facade of Shane Homes YMCA.
The residence of Rocky Ridge are fortunate to have a facility that promotes wellness and art appreciation. For us who live somewhere else in Calgary, having a trip to Shane Homes YMCA is definitely worthwhile.
You have to see for yourself and discover more than what I found.
Have you been to Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge? What do yo like about it?
Resource: Calgary Herald