Kananaskis Country Travel Guide
The Kananaskis Country Travel Guide describes everything you need to know about visiting Kananaskis Country, a recreational playground adjacent to Banff National Park.
Along with scenery rivaling that of nearby national parks, Kananaskis Country has top-notch facilities—1,300 km of hiking trails, 30 lakes stocked for fishing, accommodations ranging from tepees to an upscale hotel, and over 2,000 campsites in 31 campgrounds.
Kananaskis Country encompasses seven provincial parks, 1,300 km of hiking trails, a complex network of bike paths, areas for horseback riding (and some for ATVs), a world-class 36-hole golf course, boat and bike rentals, and 30 lakes stocked annually with more than 150,000 fish. The downhill-skiing events of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games were held here at the specially developed Nakiska alpine resort, which is now open to the public. Meanwhile, Nordic skiers can glide over hundreds of cross-country skiing trails in Kananaskis Country.
Getting to Kananaskis Country
The main highway through Kananaskis Country is Highway 40, which branches off the TransCanada Highway 76 km west of Calgary. Other points of access are south of Canmore through the Spray Valley; at Bragg Creek on Kananaskis Country’s northeast border; west from Millarville, Turner Valley, and Longview in the southeast; or along the Forestry Trunk Road from the south.
STORIES FROM KANANASKIS COUNTRY
Kananaskis Country Camping Without Reservations
Kananaskis Country Camping Without Reservations Kananaskis Country camping without reservations is possible but does require some planning and a little bit of luck. Below, we discuss the first-come, first-served campgrounds in Kananaskis Country and also when to make...
Best Bragg Creek Restaurants
Best Bragg Creek Restaurants If you’re looking for the best Bragg Creek restaurants, there are many choices. BRAGG CREEK SHOPPING CENTRE holds a wide variety of eateries as well as most services, including a gas station, bakery, grocery store, and post office. Around...
Where to See Bears in Kananaskis Country
Where to See Bears in Kananaskis Country Two species of bears and present in Kananaskis Country, grizzly bears, and black bears. Both are widespread and relatively common. Bears are sighted on Kananaskis Country roads between April and October. Both species of bears...