Discover Kananaskis: K-Country, Alberta
Welcome to Kananaskis Country!Spectacular mountain scenery and rugged terrain, coupled with a convenient location make Kananaskis an enchanting destination for travellers from around the globe. Situated only an hour's drive west of Calgary, Kananaskis, also known as K-Country to Albertans, promises exciting outdoor adventure opportunities every season of the year, including mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and white water rafting. Nakiska Ski Hill, the site of the 1988 Winter Olympic skiing competitions, offers world-class downhill facilities, including 6 lifts and 28 marked runs. Nearby Kananaskis Golf Course offers 36 challenging holes and has been rated among the top courses in Canada for its unparalleled scenery, outstanding facilities and exceptional service. Kananaskis Village offers a series of luxury accommodations and fine restaurants, but those who don't mind roughing it can catch some z's at one of the many campgrounds. Be careful though—the region is known for having an abundance of wildlife, including bears and cougars.
The Highwood Pass takes Highway 40 from the alpine evergreens of Kananaskis Country to the foothills and flatlands to the southeast.
Hotels & Motels
Hilltop Ranch Bed & Breakfast is a large ranch-style bungalow located just 15 minutes southwest of Calgary.
From a Banff, Canmore, Kananaskis Country or Lake Louise day hike to a multi-day helicopter-assisted backcountry trip at Mt.