Nestled in the majestic Canadian Rockies at an elevation of 1,522 meters (5,000 ft), the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis offers a true combination of world-class, year round activities with distinguished comfort and hospitality. Adjacent to Nakiska Ski hill and 36 holes of premium golf at Kananaskis Country Golf Course, the Resort is home to 412 guestrooms and suites, multiple dining and entertaining options, a full conference facility, and is home to the Summit Spa and Fitness Center. Located 1 hour from Calgary International Airport, the Delta Lodge is also known for its miles of hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing trails. In the heart of Kananaskis Country, The Delta Lodge at Kananaskis is not only the meeting and events destination of the Rockies, but is also a sought after destination for couples young and old,outdoor enthusiasts, and travelers eager to explore the Canadian Rockies! Live the adventure at Alberta’s Mountain Resort and Spa.
[wptab name=’Itinerary’]Day 1: Depending on your method of travel, you will be greeted in Canmore or Calgary (International Airport) by your trip host/guide. After introductions and a short review of the days agenda you will be guided into the heart of Kananaskis to the Delta Lodge for check-in. Along the way you will be taken back by the beauty and scenery of the Rocky Mountains.
After getting settled your host/guide will spend some time reviewing your trip agenda and assisting with any equipment needed for your stay. Time permitting, a visit to the local parks visitor center or an opportunity to explore the immediate area before dinner may be arranged. After dinner you will have time to unwind in preparation for the next days activities.
Day 2: Getting out in nature. Your day will start with breakfast at the lodge, you will return to the lodge in the evening for dinner. Depending on comfort, weather and experience your first day will be spent getting comfortable with equipment and the outdoors in front country areas. This outing will help to identify your comfort level and expectations. We will stop for lunch and depending on personal preferences either continue on, relax, sight-see, or return to the lodge. Finally, we will end the day back at the hotel where you will be able to occupy your free time with one of the numerous amenities that it provides.Day 3: You will spend the day further exploring the parks trail system and water ways according to your comfort level. This day will enable you to truly access the beauty that the Kananaskis region has to offer. The day will conclude back at the hotel, where you are free to access the amenities it has to offer.
Day 4: Depending upon the time of your planned departure you will either go on a short hike or spend some time visiting tourist destinations on your way out of the park. You will be escorted back to Calgary or Canmore depending on your travel plans. We won’t say good-bye, as we have confidence that you will back to experience more of what CRIS Adaptive Adventures and Kananaskis has to offer you!
[wptab name=’Logistics’] Accommodation: Please visit The Delta Lodge at Kananaskis for more specific information about your accommodation throughout your incredible trip.
Transportation: All transportation between Canmore or Calgary to your hotel is provided. From there our guides will take you to your specified trails or destinations. If you know of an area that you would like to go to outside of what we offer we can help facilitate, but you may be subject to additional costs.
Meals: Meals are not provided within this Travel and Vacation Opportunity. Visit The Delta Lodge at Kananaksis to see what restaurants and dining options are available to you throughout your stay. If you require additional dietary services beyond what is provided by the Delta Lodge contact our office in advance and our staff will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.
Things to do: While you aren’t out on a hike or kayak you may wonder what it is you will be doing. Throughout your trip you will have the opporunity to relax in your hotel, visit the spa, dine at a beautiful restaurant, visit local attractions, tour and learn about the region, etc. You may be subject to additional costs for certain activities (going to the spa for example).
[wptab name=’Trails/Lakes’] Hiking Trails Available:
- Wedge Pond Trail Loop: Distance: 1 km. Elevation gain: 10 meters. Time: .5 hours. Description: A relaxing lake-shore trail with nice views.
- Eau Claire Hiking Trail Loop: Distance: 1.5 km. Elevation gain: 0 meters. Time: .5 hours Description: This is a short interpretive loop through the valley bottom and along the river.
- Barrier Lake Forestry Hiking Trails: Distance: 2.3 km return. Elevation gain: 10 meters. Time: 1 hour return. Description: Learn about soils, plant layers and forest management procedures. In world war II, this was the site of a Prisoner of War Camp.
- Ribbon Falls: Distance: 16.5 km return. Elevation gain: 300 meters. Time: 7 hours return. Description: The trail follows along Ribbon Creek up a narrow valley to a view of Ribbon Falls. The medium grade and several waterfalls has made it a great hike for families, with the first 4 km open to mountain bikes. There is a campground for those wishing to make this an overnight hike.
- Elbow Lake: Distance: 1.4 km one-way. Elevation gain: 120 meters. Time: 1 hour. Description: This short trail in Kananaskis Country starts kind of steep through a forest which leads you to Elbow Lake and surrounding peaks. This trail is very popular with activity from mountain bikers, anglers, horseback riders etc.
- Black Prince: Distance: 4 km Elevation: 70 meters. Description: A very nice walk that starts up an abandoned logging road and quickly leads into a thick forest (about 15 minutes of moderate uphill). You will cross the river on a footbridge. There is a bench at the top of the hill where you can sit down and enjoy a view of the valley. On the way down you will arrive at Warspite Lake with cool towering rock walls
- Canadian Mt. Everest Expedition Trail: Distance: 3 km. Elevation gain: 100 meters. Time : 2 hours. Description: This short, interpretive trail is dedicated to the spirit of the 1982 expedition, which saw the first Canadian set foot atop Mt. Everest. It is located in Peter Lougheed Prov. Park in Kananaskis Country, and follows a 2km trail above Kananaskis Lake. A nice, easy, short trail with very little elevation gain, with a nice view of the lake.
Kayaking Locations Available:
- Barrier Lake:Barrier Lake is a man made reservoir at the north end of Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada. Highway 40 runs between the lake and Mount Baldy, on the eastern shore. It is entirely located in the Bow Valley Provincial Park
- Lower Kananaskis Lake: Lower Kananaskis Lake is a natural lake that was turned into a reservoir in Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada. Lower Kananaskis Lake is in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park along with the Upper Kananaskis Lake.
- Upper Kananaskis Lake: Upper Kananaskis Lake is a natural lake that was turned into a reservoir in Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada. Upper Kananaskis Lake, along with the Lower Kananaskis Lake, is located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
[wptab name=’Booking Info’] In order to book a trip you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250 979 3941. Trip planners will work one-on-one with you to determine exactly what is required and will be needed to ensure your safety and comfort throughout your experience.
[wptab name=’Costs’] Costs for this trip are based on both the level of experience and the difficulty that the trip provides. The pricing below is premised on assisting a person in a wheelchair. Alternative prices are available for those who require less assistance. Meals are not provided in the price of this awesome vacation opportunity. If you would like to upgrade your room, you have the ability to do so at an additional cost.
|$3999||Includes: Accommodation, Pick-up from Calgary or Canmore, 3 Nights and 4 Days, Travel to popular tourist destinations, Trip planning and Coordination, Guide, Host, 1 Sherpa, the ability to access some of the most beautiful regions Kananaskis has to offer, etc.|
If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding the costs of the trip please contact us at email@example.com or call us at 250 979 3941. [/wptab]
[wptab name=’Experience’] This trip is rated as a Level 1 Experience. You will have access to luxurious amenities and partake in an unbelievable experience, while relaxing in a beautiful and scenic destination. At the Delta Lodge your stay will be in the comforts of the accessible Delta Room. Please view our Levels of Experience page for more information on what to expect from this vacation. [/wptab]
[wptab name=’Difficulty’] This experience provides both easy and moderate hiking and kayaking opportunities. For more information about the rating system please view our Levels of Difficulty page. [/wptab]
Trip Leader and Guide: Troy Becker Is a full-time firefighter based out of West Kelowna, BC. To say he is a qualified expedition leader is a gross understatement. Troy founded CRIS in 2001 and ever since has been leading Travel and Vacation Opportunities. He guides the majority of these unique trips and has almost every qualification you could want from the person in charge. Troy also spends his time as a volunteer Search & Rescue member. His may years of training and experience have prepared him to deal with challenging, dangerous, and emotional situations.
Guide Assistant: Eric Rampone Is a full-time employee of CRIS Adaptive Adventures. Ever since starting with the organization in 2010 Eric has continued to provide adaptive recreational experiences for various individuals. Eric has hundreds of hours worth of experience out on trips and has facilitated numerous Travel and Vacation Opportunities. He provides an energetic atmosphere while maintaining safety and overall trip enjoyment.
Staff participating and facilitating specific trips may change based upon availability and specific qualifications required. [/wptab]