Kananaskis encompasses more than 4000 square kilometers (1544 square miles) of wildlands on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies east and south of Canmore. Kananaskis Country’s boundaries range from rolling foothills where rushing creeks cascade through forests of aspen, pine and spruce, to knife-edge limestone ridges and jagged summits that cradle glaciers and sapphire-blue alpine lakes. The region also boarders Banff National Park, and is an ideal point to explore some of its renowned sights.Spectacular mountain scenery and rugged terrain, coupled with a convenient location make Kananaskis an enchanting destination for travelers from around the globe. Situated only an hour’s drive west of Calgary, Kananaskis, also known as K-Country, promises exciting outdoor adventure opportunities every season of the year, including hiking, cycling, rock climbing, and kayaking. The region offers a series of luxury accommodations and fine restaurants, but those who don’t mind roughing it can catch some rest at one of the many campgrounds.
Whether you’ve just spotted your first mule deer grazing in a local’s backyard or caught sight of a golden eagle soaring on thermals as high as the peaks themselves, the excitement of being in the midst of raw, wild nature is a big part of the uniquely enchanting Kananaskis experience. The region is home to various wildlife, including coyotes, wolves, elk, cougars, black bears and grizzlies, providing the opportunity to see some of the world’s most amazing animals. Kananaskis is a region unlike any other, providing natural vistas, and panoramic views that make National Geographic photographers giddy. Experience all the region has to offer through our amazing vacation packages!
Visit the Alberta Park’s website for more information about this truly spectacular region!
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