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We give back for every sale.

We’ve pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment also to support youth opportunities in outdoor sports.

Who We Are

Local Experts

Guided excursions and experiences. High-quality rentals. Mountain lifestyle retail.

We want everyone to get out and play in the mountains! It should be simple—pick up some gear, grab a map and some info, and hit the trails.

Our Story

Kananaskis Outfitters started out as a small rental shop that Michelle bought in 2006. After selling all the old gear KO has always been committed to renting high quality, new sporting equipment.

In 2008, she started offering guided tours and has expanded that business to offer a wide variety of year-round experiences. In 2011, Claude joined KO and they extended their rentals to the beachfront on Barrier Lake, opening Barrier Lake Boat Rentals.

In 2013 they expanded the store’s small retail section. KO now offers mountain lifestyle clothing and gear, and pride themselves on a unique shopping experience with expert level customer service.

Meet the Team

Masters of Amazing Experiences
  • Dayna
    Lead Guide & Tour Coordinator
    Dayna was born and raised in Calgary, AB, and has previously worked numerous outdoor education jobs in the Calgary area. Dayna loves hiking, backpacking, canoeing, and skiing. When not on the trails or rivers, Dayna can be found petting any friendly dog, sitting by a campfire, or working on a jigsaw puzzle.
  • Amy
    Amy was sprouted and grown in Airdrie, AB. Amy was drawn to the mountains viewed out her back window. She made the trek to K-Country one lovely summer and never looked back. Amy has worked numerous roles throughout the park including many years with Alberta Parks which has given her a vast knowledge of the mountains. She enjoys paddling, mountain biking, and skiing of all sorts. When cozied at home she can be found swinging in a hammock in the trees with a campfire nearby and a tune playing in her ear.
  • Tiffany
    Fascinated and curious about nature, Tiffany enjoys the many aspects that surround it! The plants and animals that inhabit our beautiful Rocky Mountains, and our wonderfully rich geology would take a lifetime to learn, and Tiffany loves the challenge! It comes as no surprise that Tiffany also enjoys foraging, wildcrafting, and wilderness survival. When Tiffany is not out studying the nature of things, she can be found challenging herself in the great outdoors.


    Michelle loves to get outside with people of all ages and abilities. After moving from Ontario to work as a dog sled guide in the mountains for a season, she was hooked. With endless recreational opportunities and stunning mountain views, how could you ever leave?
    Michelle studied Adventure Tourism in northern Ontario, then worked as a raft guide, canoe guide, hiking guide and dog sled guide before opening Kananaskis Outfitters.

    Hobbies and Passions

    • Cross-country skiing
    • Snowshoeing
    • Mountain biking
    • Canoeing
    • Gardening


    A big nature nerd, Claude is passionate about the interactions and relationships within the ecosystems, the planet and the cosmos. He wants to make nature accessible to everyone.
    Claude studied Ecotourism and outdoor leadership at Mount Royal University, then worked for six years for a company that ran hiking and biking tours across the Rockies and around Europe before joining Kananaskis Outfitters.

    Hobbies and Passions

    • Mushroom picking and wild foraging
    • Space and astronomy
    • Mountain biking
    • Stand up paddleboarding