Kananaskis.com - Kananaskis Country Activities & Adventures

Kananaskis Country was officially dedicated as a protected area in 1978, a place where Albertans and visitors from all around the world can enjoy nature, renew one's spirit and reconnect with wilderness. Almost every outdoor enthusiast will be able to enjoy activities in all seasons.

Whether it is your first time to the Canadian Rockies, or you come here on a regular base, Kananaskis Country is a must see, often kept as a secret mountain sanctuary for locals, away from the masses that visit neighboring Banff National Park.

Kananaskis Country is located West & Southwest of Calgary and borders the town of Canmore and Banff National Park. Kananaskis Country includes five provincial parks, four wildland provincial parks, one ecological reserve and several provincial recreation areas. It also encompasses the Canmore Nordic Centre, a world class facility built for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics as well as Nakiska Ski Resort, which was specially designed for the alpine events.

Activities & Adventures

Kananaskis Country is a year-round playground. Activities include dog sleddingdownhill skiingnordic skiingsnowshoeinghikingmountain biking and fishing to name a few.

Hotels & Lodging near Kananaskis

Most hotels and motels are located in Canmore, just outside of Kananaskis Country. Visit our comprehensive accommodation guide to find your hotel, lodging or other accommodation in Kananaskis Country and surrounding resort communities.

Visitor Information Centres

Up to date information dealing with recreational activities is available at the following visitor information centres:

Barrier Lake Info Centre:
403-678-0760 (Kananaskis Information Line)
Bow Valley Provincial Park:
403-678-0760 (Kananaskis Information Line)
Canmore Nordic Centre:
403-678-0760 (Kananaskis Information Line)
Peter Lougheed Prov. Park:
403-678-0760 (Kananaskis Information Line)

For more information, visit the Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation website for Kananaskis Country.

Provincial Parks

Bow Valley Provincial Park
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
Sheep River Provincial Park
Spray Valley Provincial Park

Wildland Provincial Parks

Bluerock Wildland Provincial Park
Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park
Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park
Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park

Ecological Reserve

Plateau Mountain Ecological Reserve