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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

Kananaskis Valley Winter Activity Guide – Play Outside Guide

Our fatbiking and snowshoe adventures were recently featured in the Kananaskis Valley Winter Activity Guide, published by Karen over the Play Outside Guide, a popular website for getting families outdoors and active! The Play Outside Guide is published by Karen Ung: Karen Ung is an outdoor adventure and travel writer based in Calgary, Alberta. With her Geography degree and experience leading hikes and backpacking trips in the Rockies, she is full of ideas on where to go and what to do. The mission of her

Canada’s Signature Winter Experiences

Flight Network has made a comprehensive list of the most incredible winter experiences from all over Canada. We are proud to announce that our Snowshoe Fondue Tours have been chosen as Canada’s Best Signature Winter Experiences by Flight Network. Read the full article here. Want to try out our Snowshoe Fondue tour for yourself? You can find more information here. Book your snowshoe fondue tour here We also wanted to share some of our favorites off their list: Going from West to East in Canada… British

Fat Tire Revolution – Calgary Guardian

In November of 2016, we invited Calgary Guardian writer Tyler Dixon to join us on a fatbike adventure. This is what he had to say about it. Here in the Canadian Rockies the seasons have traditionally dictated our outdoor activities. The warmer months were the realm of hiking, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, and paddling while the coldest parts of the year were reserved for skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, and snowshoeing. But with recent advances in technology and gear development some of our favourite outdoor pursuits are no

Ten Reasons to Spend Time at Kananaskis Village This Winter – Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

Tanya Koob, an Alberta Parks Ambassador and Family Blogger/Writer extraordinaire has compiled a list of her favorite activities to do in the Kananaskis Village in the winter. To read the blog post, click here.   

Explore the Winter Trails With Kananaskis Outfitters

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