AN OKOTOKS LANDMARK SINCE 1928
Constructed in 1928 the Royal Duke Hotel was formally known as the Willingdon and was a cornerstone of social life.
The Willie, as locals called it, was the landmark spot to meet friends in the heart of Okotoks.
The original structure was an immaculate 3 storey brick building. Named after the Governor General of Canada at the time (Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon), the Willingdon remains a very important part of Okotoks history.
The building has naturally gone through several changes over the years.
In August 2011, the Royal Duke Hotel was opened with a European inspired makeover introducing a modern look and feel for the hotel, restaurant & pub.
EMBRACING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
— Helping people connect with family and friends is our mission —
We invite you to come experience our relaxed atmosphere. Try our tasty English & Western style menu while enjoying refreshments, and if home is far away or you’re too tired to drive, book one of our modern, compact, comfortable, boutique‑style rooms for the night.
THE FOLKS THAT MAKE IT ALL WORK