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Come Join The Adventure!

What makes Kananaskis Outfitters such an awesome place to work? Our team is made up of awesome people and we get to live in one of the most beautiful places, so what’s not to love?! Want to know what a summer with us looks like? Check this out:   All of our team members love what they do and are passionate about their mountain lifestyle. So where do you fit in? We are looking to fill several different positions: Voyageur Canoe Guide and Waterfront Attendant

Kananaskis – AKA Hollywood North

The Kananaskis area is well known for being a big and beautiful wilderness area where people go to explore the mountains and enjoy some serenity. It is also an area well known for being significantly quieter than the neighboring mountain towns of Banff and Canmore. But it’s not always a sleepy little village, there are secrets to be found in Kananaskis. One of the best-kept secrets of Kananaskis?  Just how many movies are actually filmed out here.  And we are not talking cheesy B-roll sci-fi films. There are

The Day Barrier Lake got Drained

Some of you may have noticed that Barrier Lake is looking lower than usual this summer. This question comes up a lot around the shop and at the beach: “Where did all the water go?” Our stock answer is that the water level was lowered for flood mitigation purposes. The long answer is that TransAlta was paid $5.5 million to divert water through the spillway rather than store it in the reservoir for hydroelectric power generation. They are letting it fill as fast as they