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Kananaskis Outfitters

Need some inspiration for your mountain adventures? Here you can read our tales from the Kananaskis wilderness as we hike, bike, paddle and ski our way around this majestic region. We'll be writing about everything from hikes we love to how to dress for a day outdoors in the mountains. Our guides love sharing their insider knowledge with you!

November

02

Kananaskis Grooming is a GO!

On October 30, 2020, Alberta Environment and Parks announced a partnership with Nordiq Alberta to resume Winter trail grooming in Kananaskis for the 2020-2021 season. Nordiq Alberta is proud to be able to represent the voices of our member clubs and skiers, as well as trail users, business owners and residents to advocate for continued cross-country ski trail grooming in Kananaskis. We are grateful for the support we have received to make this program a reality. Whether by purchasing a parking pass or volunteering, we

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May

21

Tips for Exploring Kananaskis during Covid-19

Perhaps like the peka in the photo, you are considering leaving your home and venturing to Kananaskis. Here are some things to think about and pack before heading out to the mountains. What are you going to do? Where are you going to do it? There are so many things to do in Kananaskis and many access roads into this 4200 sq km piece of protected land. Now that Visitor Information Centers are closed it’s important to do your research in advance. Now that the

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March

06

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

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March

03

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.

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February

25

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.

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January

07

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

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November

29

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

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October

08

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.

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June

10

Get Geared Up: Summer Equipment Rentals at Kananaskis Outfitters

One of the countless wonderful things about the Rocky Mountains is the endless amount of activities and sports to partake in. If you’re interested In mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, or all of the above, you can do it here! The thing is, when you’re new to a sport or activity, there’s one thing that stands between you and your next adventure: the gear. It can be expensive and confusing to get all the gear you need for a specific sport. So, rather than breaking the

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May

13

What Corporate Wellness Means to Us

Corporate wellness, team-building, and group adventures are things that we’ve done a lot of in the past and deeply enjoyed doing. Seeing teams bond and explore together in alternative atmospheres, sometimes outside of their comfort zones, is a truly magical thing. As we delve further into these areas, we’ve decided to take a step back and ask ourselves what they mean to us and why it is that we find the experiences so special and so very necessary. We’re excited to share what we’ve come

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