Kananaskis Country and Canmore
Alberta's Mountain Playground
Imagine over 4,000 square kilometers of mountain parks and foothills yours to discover right at your doorstep. 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.
Your Adventure Guide to Canmore and Kananaskis Country
Kananaskis.com brings you local and up-to-date knowledge about Kananaskis Country and Canmore - the Gateway to the Mountain Parks. It is our hope that this website will assist you finding activities, attractions, accommodations and vacation planning information to help you get the most of your adventures.
Hotels & Lodging
Most hotels and motels are located in Canmore, just outside of Kananaskis Country. Visit our comprehensive guide to find your hotel, lodging or other accommodation.
Activities & Adventures
Kananaskis Country is a year-round playground. Activities include Dog Sledding, Alpine & Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Mountain Biking and Fishing to name a few.
Discover everything from Maps, Local Weather Forecast, Road Reports, Ski and Trail Reports, Photo Galleries and More for Canmore & Kananaskis Country in our Visitor Info pages.
From Transportation to Equipment Rentals, Wedding Services, Vacation Planning, Outdoor Training and Courses, you'll find a number of companies in the Canmore / Kananaskis area offering professional service to make your vacation, event or company function a success.
Canmore, Alberta - Gateway to Kananaskis Country
There is no better place than Canmore to base your exploration and discovery of the Canadian Rockies. Whether you plan short front country forays, golfing, white water rafting trips, scenic drives looking at scenery, sights, and animals, or longer day trips sightseeing or perhaps venturing off the beaten path and into surrounding wild-lands of Kananaskis Country, Canmore is the ideal place to base yourself.
Canmore, Alberta is conveniently just West of Calgary, only 1.5 hours from Calgary’s International Airport, 5 minutes East of Banff National Park (20 minutes to the town site of Banff ), and virtually nestled into the northwest corner of Kananaskis Country, which is home to a multitude of provincial and wildland Parks. Stand almost anywhere in Canmore, turn around 360 degrees, and you will fully appreciate the term “Mountain” community, we are surrounded.
Canmore is the base camp of choice for the discerning traveler who recognizes the value of an authentic mountain community oriented to sharing a passionate sense of place with its guests.
A town for all seasons, Canmore moves effortlessly from season to season and you can be as laid back and casual as you like or as active and engaged as you desire. Adventure and leisure opportunities abound, with recreational facilities, absolutely more hiking than you can shake a stick at with enough variety to accommodate all levels ranging from casual walks on in town trails in Canmore to significant backcountry excursions which means naturally that there is also incredible cross country skiing and snow shoeing in wilderness settings. Within a 15 to 60 minute drive are 5 Ski Hills to enjoy. Mountain Biking in summer on the trails of the Canmore Nordic Centre will yield to the soft swish of Cross Country skis as Olympians and beginners alike enjoy the incredible 1988 Olympic legacy facility of the Canmore Nordic Centre.
For wildlife watchers, there are frequent opportunities to see elk, deer, Rocky Mountain sheep, bears, pine martens, pikas, moose and snowshoe hares. Wildflowers abound in spring and summer. Year-round, Kananaskis Country, Canmore and the surrounding National Parks offers an enormous variety of outdoor activities to suit every taste and level of experience - hiking, skiing, horseback riding, fly fishing and caving, to name a few. The magnificent mountain setting is a photographer's paradise, offering scenic views in every direction.
Golf... Skiing... Mountain Biking... Fishing... Rafting... Hiking...
Snowmobiling... Caving... Wildlife Viewing... Climbing...
Equestrian Activities... Cultural Events and Activities... The list is endless.
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