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Stand Up for Kananaskis Trails

Click Here to Sign the Petition to Save Kananaskis Trails We are business owners in a Provincial Park. Since 2006, Michelle and Claude have grown a small business in the Kananaskis Village from a tiny rental shop into a mid-sized retail and rental operation, with a well developed guided tour program. We rely on trails to serve our customers. The cuts proposed by the provincial government will impact us in a major way. We will see visitation decline, a large reduction in revenue from equipment

National Geographic’s 10 Must Have Experiences in Alberta

Alberta’s five national parks and extraordinarily varied landscape—rolling prairie in the east, Canadian Rockies in the west, and lunar-like badlands in between—inspire wanderlust in every type of traveler. Whether winter adventures or world-class festivals and museums ignite your imagination, make Alberta’s 10-Must-Have Experiences the launchpad for an unforgettable journey. Read the full article here.

Curiocity’s Post on our Stargazing Snowshoe Tour

They write: “Local company Kananaskis Outfitters has one-upped your date game Rolodex with their one of a kind mountain experience. Follow their skilled interpreter on a fresh, starlit tour through forest and snow, and sip hot cocoa in a secluded meadow. Bam. Romance.” We love it! Read the full article here.

Outdoor Adventurers Share Their Favourite Kananaskis Country Activities

The writer and outdoorsman George W. Sears declared in his 1884 classic Woodcraft: “We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home.” Sears, who wrote under the pen name Nessmuk, saw nature as a reprieve from the pace and pressures of the city. But these days, while “roughing it” generally refers to recreating in the outdoors, the idea of “smoothing it” has essentially disappeared. So we tracked down three

Wild Jobs: Gear Shop Owners

Regardless of what you’re doing, outdoor activities all require equipment of some sort and if you’re anything like me you aren’t committed to just one sport, so the gear just continues to pile up. Outdoor enthusiasts are passionate about their chosen pastimes and their extensive gear collections are a source of pride. We’ve all walked into the local shop with no intentions of buying, only to leave with the latest ‘needed’ item, and an even longer wish list. Gearheads like us have all dreamed about

E-bikes Approved in Kananaskis

Kananaskis Outfitters now rents pedal-assist mountain bikes and cruisers for use on approved trails! Here is the article published in the Outlook: Alberta Parks has launched a pilot program allowing pedal-assist e-bikes on designated pathways and trail networks until October 2020. Officials with Alberta Parks say e-bikes won’t be allowed at the Canmore Nordic Centre, or more wilderness setting trails such as the 80-km High Rockies Trail that winds through Bow Valley Wildland, Spray Valley and Peter Lougheed provincial parks as part of the pilot.

Alberta, Canada as Your Next Winter Getaway? Yes. Seriously.

“Here’s the thing. Canada can’t escape the winter. So Canadians have made it as fun as it can be with some of the world’s most gorgeous scenery (and no crowds).” We had the pleasure of taking William O’Connor and his partner in crime, Alejandro snowshoeing up to Chester Lake and they loved it! “I will admit I was a bit meh on the prospect of snowshoeing—people in the U.S. always seemed to react so unenthusiastically when I brought it up. Instead, it was …” Read

There may be a K-Country revival, but it’s still raw and rugged

We were fortunate to have Andrew Penner rediscover Kananaskis. Here’s his piece from the Calgary Herald. “The momentum has really been building here,” “We’ve seen steady year-over-year growth and there is definitely a new shine on everything here in Kananaskis. We still don’t have the crowds like other mountain destinations, but that’s a good thing. Kananaskis has always been about the mountains, the raw and rugged landscape, and the development here has always been in harmony with this. The new Kananaskis Nordic Spa, with its

Why You Need to Take a Road Trip To Kananaskis This Winter

Just an hour west of Calgary, lies a place where civilization as you know it disappears. The beauty of the Rocky Mountains envelopes you, the air is scented with pine, and the reception bars on your cellphone wink out, one by one. You are officially on your own. Kananaskis is often overlooked with nearby Canmore and Banff offering the comforts of big city life while enjoying the relaxation and scenery of the mountains. But after making a visit to Kananaskis Village and taking in the

Finding Gold in the Rockies

While cooler temperatures at night have most people thinking of curling up with a good book and cozy sweaters, true outdoors enthusiasts know that these cooler temperatures bring about the perfect conditions for fall hiking and photo-worthy views: light dustings of snow on the mountain tops, lingering twilights, and best of all? Changing leaves on mountain slopes. While Alberta doesn’t have the autumnal reds that you can find in Eastern Canada, we are pretty fond of the colours that we do have: the flaming orange/reds