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Team Building that’s (Actually) Fun

We’ve all heard the grumbles of annoyance when the words ‘team building’ comes up in any meeting. Our employees and coworkers are expecting cheesy games that are more embarrassing than fun or engaging.

But with 61% of employees reporting they’re burnt out, team outings are essential to maintaining a healthy and productive workplace.

When you choose Kananaskis Outfitters to organize your next team building event, you’ll skip the eye rolls and groans. Because we make team outings (actually) fun, entertaining, and collaborative!

And with the last two years of working remotely (and in sweatpants), corporate teams are:

  • Needing in-person connection more than ever

  • Antsy to get outside after a long winter

  • Ready for some physical activity

Our team outings check off all these points and more! Your staff will enjoy the great outdoors, engaging with their colleagues in a beautiful, exciting mountain environment.

How We’re Different

Let us guess: your workplace wellness programs likely take place in … well, the workplace.

Don’t get us wrong, lunchtime yoga and standing desks are great. But when your wellness program takes place at work, it’s difficult for your staff to take a step back from all the stress and tasks filling up their calendars.

That’s where we come in. We offer a place where your employees can step away from their daily stressors and enjoy time in nature. They won’t have to worry about rushing back to their desk and answering that last (or second last) email. They’ll have the opportunity to truly recharge and recover from all the Zoom fatigue over the past couple years. 

Why Our Team Building Events Bring Staff Closer Together

Our team building events are designed to take your staff outside of their comfort zones, promote collaboration, and encourage engagement, all while exploring the great outdoors.

We take team connections a step further by engaging both the mind and body. Your staff will walk or bike down some of the most scenic trails in K-Country, giving them ample time to spark conversations, point out favorite landmarks, and create a fun, shared experience—and bring lots of treasured memories back to the workplace.

A recent study indicated that an engaged team fosters a 21% increase in productivity. So when your team returns to the office after our outdoor activities, they’ll be more energized and yield better results for your organization.

Our Team Outing Events

We have events for all skill levels, group sizes, and activity preferences. Plus, we have the capacity to accommodate groups anywhere between 6 to 100 team members.

Coal Mine Hike & Beer

Enjoy a rejuvenating, 5km roundtrip hike to the ruins of Kovach, an abandoned coal mine. Hiking is such a great team building activity as it leads to organic connection between team members. After the journey, we’ll return to the Village for a refreshing pint of Ghost Town Ale, giving your staff time to connect further about their shared experience.

Mountain Biking Tour

Our Mountain Bike Tour is a perfect choice for the thrill seekers in your organization. One of our certified guides will pick an appropriate trail for your team’s skill level. And you’ll spend the next 1 – 3 hours biking down some of the most stunning trails in Kananaskis. Terrain can vary from paved paths to technical single track.

Kananaskis Amazing Race

Nothing says teamwork and collaboration more than a game-show style activity! Your staff will work together to solve both mental and physical challenges. Bring an edge of fun, exciting competition to your next team outing, where your team will deduce clues and navigate around the Kananaskis Village.

  • Book Your Next Team Adventure

Are you ready to book an adventure for your next team outing? Tell us a little bit about yourself and your requirements. And we’ll create a custom corporate wellness day, series, or program for you and your team.

Let us make your team building journey fun, exciting, productive, and memorable! We promise your staff will be talking about their Kananaskis adventure for many days to come.

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  • Phone:

    +1-403-591-7000

  • Address:

    1-279 Mt. Sparrowhawk Crescent,
    Kananaskis, AB, T0L 2H0

  • Current hours of operation :

    9:00AM - 5:00PM SUN-THUR

    9:00AM - 6:00PM FRI-SAT

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations or changes made to bookings more than 72 hours away: We will fully refund your purchase, less a $10 admin fee, onto the card that was used for payment. You can cancel your booking by calling 403-591-7000 or emailing info[at]kananaskisoutfitters.com . Please allow 3-5 business days for the refund to process.

Cancellations made 71- 12 hours of start time: No refunds will be provided, but we will provide a 50% credit to use towards a future booking. You can cancel your booking by calling 403-591-7000 or emailing info@kananaskisoutfitters.com

No shows: A booking is considered a no-show if we aren't notified about a booking cancellation at least 12 hours prior to the start of the booking. Arrive on time, as departures will be leaving on schedule. No refunds or credit will be given for no shows or late arrivals.

Should I tip my guide?

If you enjoyed your experience and would like to show your appreciation, our guides will be grateful.

Do I need a reservation?
While reservations are not necessary all the time, we do advise making them as we frequently book all of our gear out in a day. With a reservation, you will know that your gear is here waiting for you. Payment is taken in full when the reservation is made.
How do I rent gear?
Come into the shop and fill out waiver; we will then take a credit card imprint (Visa and Mastercard accepted) as a damage deposit until you return with the gear, at which point we will check it over and then you may pay for your rental with credit, debit or cash.
Do I need bear spray?
If you are going to be hiking, walking, biking, running, camping, or pretty much anything else outside in Kananaskis, you should definitely carry bear spray. We do. It's more effective than a gun, and doesn’t require a special permit to carry.
What kind of tours do you offer?
We offer hiking, mountain biking, stargazing, snowshoeing, canoeing (and voyageur canoeing) tours as well as XC ski and stand up paddleboard lessons.
Can I book a private tour?
Any of our activities can be booked for a private group. Click here for more information.
What if I have a big group?
We regularly host large corporate or family groups; we can book individual activities for you or we can plan out a full day or multi-day adventure. Click here for more information, or give us a call: +1-403-591-7000.
Are there trails near you?
On foot, you can access mountain biking, hiking, XC skiing and snowshoe trails from our shop (season dependant). If you want to drive, then the options in Kananaskis are endless.
How do I rent a canoe/kayak/SUP?
During peak Summer season, we offer lakeside rentals at Barrier Lake. Hourly rates are in effect when a staff memer is present. During this time boats can not be reserved they are rented on a first come first served basis.

During quieter times, the boats will still be located at Barrier Lake, however you will need to come to the shop to fill out waivers and pick up the safety gear. Gear will also need to be returned to the shop when you are finished. For self serve boat rentals, full day rental rates apply and reservations are possible.

Paddles, PFDs and safety kit are included in the rental rate. Should you need to transport a boat, tie down kits are also available.
Do you rent downhill or touring equipment?
No, sorry we just rent XC skis.

Nakiska is a great place to rent downhill ski stuff. Go to Gear Up in Canmore or MEC in Calgary for touring gear.
Can we take the gear that we rent somewhere else?
Yes, you may transport the gear elsewhere as long as you can do so safely. We have tie down kits available for boats. Ask about our multi-day prices.
When do you sell off your used rental gear?
At the end of every season, we sell off select gear. So in the Fall, we sell off bicycles, in the Spring we sell off fat bikes, XC skis, and snowshoes, etc. Want to know all the details and get notified when the sale is happening? Join our email list. Sign up on our home page.
Where can I buy groceries, firewood, propane, etc.?
Some groceries and camping supplies can be bought at the Mt. Kidd Campers Centre, or at Fortress Gas Station. Hours are seasonal, call before you go.
Where is the closest gas station/liquor?
Fortress Gas Station (20 km south on Highway 40) is the closest place for gas and liquor/beer, although offsale beer is also available at Woody’s Pub at the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis.
Are there lakes near you?
Yes; Barrier Lake is about a 15 minute drive north on Hwy 40 and is where we keep our boats for summer rental. There is also Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lake a 40 minute drive South on Highway 40 in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs must be on a leash at all times in Kananaskis; dogs are allowed on all trails except groomed cross country ski trails. If you are confident paddling with your dog you are welcome to do so at your own risk.

Dogs can be brought on tours only it all of the other participants on the tour are agreeable. We can not determine this until right before the tour departs.
What is the meaning of life?
We’re still trying to figure that out, but Kananaskis is a great place to look for it. No wait…it's 42.