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Life in Bear Country

Bears are a hot topic in Kananaskis. We frequently get asked by visitors to the area if there are bears here, and once told that there are in fact bears here (grizzly and black!), the follow-up question is usually ‘Well do I need bear spray?’ Let’s look at a helpful infographic: The follow-follow up question is usually ‘But are there actually bears?’ Yes. There are actually bears in the Kananaskis area. Bears can be found everywhere in the Rockies, to be precise. Should you live

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

Cross Country Skiing With Kids

Cross country skiing with your family is a fun, easily accessible and inexpensive winter activity. As a ski instructor, people often ask me “ at what age can my child start xc skiing?” My answer: kids can physically ski anytime after they can walk … but really it depends on how much patience you have. When you are skiing with very young children I find it’s the parents’ desire and a massive amount of patience that really dictates whether or not skiing with your child

KO Holiday Gift Guide for the Adventurous

Finding a great gift for the adventurous mountain lover in your life can be difficult, so to help you out, our guides have compiled a list of the coolest things on their Christmas lists this season. So when planning what to put in the ripping paper this holiday season, keep these awesome items in mind: Take the classic ‘socks and underwear’ present to a whole new level by gifting them with life changing underwear and socks that will keep their toes toasty on the coldest

Lets Talk Cross Country Skiing

     It’s that time of year again folks: time to dust off your skis and dig out your wooly base layers and socks. But life in the mountains isn’t all about downhill skiing…Now don’t get me wrong, everyone loves a powder day at a resort or in the backcountry, but what about the rest of the time? Cross-country skiing is a great way to enjoy a wintery day outside without wasting time waiting in lines. Cross country, or Nordic, skiing is a form of

Photographing the Aurora Borealis

Our winter tours kicked off last week with our first Stargazing hike of the season, timed to coincide with the Orionid meteor shower. The evening went flawlessly, with completely clear skies and everyone getting the chance to see multiple meteors and the Milky Way overhead. It was the perfect way to start the season of stargazing.  We like to time our tours to correspond with space events, things like meteor showers or peak nights for the Northern Lights. We always welcome cameras on our hikes