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Ages 8+
Mountain Travel
Certified Guides/Instructors

A 5 km hike, with 250 m elevation gain, suitable for children 8 years and older. Water and snacks provided. schedule 3 hours for this excursion.

Embark on a breathtaking journey with one of our certified guides to Kananaskis’ reclaimed coal mine and discover the hidden gem of Kovach, a once-thriving mining town nestled amidst the stunning Canadian Rockies. The adventure begins with a hike to the mine scar, where nature has triumphed over industry, transforming the landscape into a testament of environmental resilience. As you ascend the trails, the crisp mountain air invigorates your senses, and the panoramic views unveil the captivating beauty of the region. Kovach, though diminutive in size, holds a rich history that echoes through the remnants of its mining past. Explore the remnants of old structures and imagine the resilient community that once worked here. The juxtaposition of nature’s resurgence and the echoes of Kovach’s industrial legacy create a captivating narrative, making this hike not only a physical journey but a historical and ecological exploration. Immerse yourself in the stories etched into the mountainside and witness the harmonious dance of wilderness and history in this enchanting corner of Kananaskis.

Your tour begins with a short drive to the trailhead; where traces of the mining town remain. The hike takes you along the trail where horses used to cart the coal, to a stunning panoramic viewpoint where on the mine scar. Retrace your steps through the forest as you imagine walking home from a long day at the mine to your home in Kovach.

After our beautiful hike, we will return to the village where a cold pint of Ghost Town Ale or a Shirley temple awaits you.

What to Expect:

  • Meet at our shop in the Kananaskis Village before driving 3 minutes to the trailhead. 

  • Suitable for children 8 years old and up.
  • Bottled water and cookies provided on the hike.
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