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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

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

Kananaskis Outfitters Visits Wild Life Distillery

Have you heard about Adventure Hub? Yes? Awesome! No? Then you need to check this out.  What is Adventure Hub? Well long story short, it is a curated group of experiences from incredible, locally owned companies focused on offering unique experiences based on their personal expertise. With experiences from cave exploration with Canmore Cave Tours, to sleigh rides with Boundary Ranch or float trips with Canmore Raft Tours, Adventure Hub has it all. Kananaskis Outfitters is proud to be a member of this incredible group

How To Hike Safely in Kananaskis

Hiking is a fantastic way to get outside and enjoy Alberta’s beautiful backyard! Obviously, we are partial to the hiking trails in Kananaskis, but there are just so many incredible places to explore! No matter where you are hiking, there are certain things to take into consideration and certain things to plan for to make sure that you have the most enjoyable experience possible. Check out our top five list of things you need to do and know before heading out hiking: 1.Research Your Route

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