Blossom in Canmore and Kananaskis this spring

Blossom in Canmore and Kananaskis this spring

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  • Tourism Canmore Kananaskis - March 17, 2022

Spring in Canmore and Kananaskis is a special time. The mountains are still covered in snow, while in the valley bottoms, trees are starting to bloom, flowers and plants shoot from the soil, and Canmore and Kananaskis’ surroundings come to life. The longer days and warmer temperatures are the perfect time to get outside and dip your toes into springtime adventures.

Delight in frosty spring turns and tours

Enjoy the ride as you gleefully slide down the side of the mountain at the tube park, or strap yourself into skis for a bluebird day in perfectly groomed powder at Nakiska Ski Resort. The family-friendly resort offers a great beginners’ area and has something for everyone to get out and enjoy the spring weather. The hill is open until April, so don’t forget the sunscreen to limit that spring-riding goggle tan!

 Soar over the snow-covered ground and gaze at the mountain peaks from the warmth of your sled as your own team of huskies pull in unison. Be amazed by the harnessed power of teamwork and the breathtaking display of Spray Lakes Provincial Park as you immerse yourself in the art of mushing with Howling Dog Tours. Don’t miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with the beautiful working dogs.

Howling Dog Tours


Let hiking grow on you

The shoulder season in Canmore and Kananaskis is perfect for multi-sport days. You don’t have to choose between skiing and hiking – try both! After a day on the slopes, go for a canyon walk. Stare up at incredible ice formations illuminated by the glow of your headlamp as you see Grotto Canyon in a whole new light.

On an evening ice-walk experience with Canadian Rockies Experience, you’ll be picked up in a luxury SUV before embarking on the two-hour hike, where you’ll be treated to snacks, coffee and tea, and dessert from a local bakery. Or, during the day, join a snowshoe or hiking tour with options for all skill levels, and take in the spectacular views and changing landscape.

Deeply inhale the fresh mountain air as you follow trails surrounded by dense wilderness. Learn the techniques of Nordic Walking, or take a guided tour with Active By Nature to discover the most scenic paths in Canmore. As the days get warmer, register for a guided walk or hike and watch for beautiful blooms that make for picture-perfect photo opportunities.

Get into “peak” condition

Clip in and feel the rush as you dangle off the sheer face of a mountain. Adventure junkies can hone their all-season climbing skills with PeakStratagem, outdoor guides whose expertise can help you up-level your climbing, via ferrata, hiking, mountaineering, ice climbing, and backcountry abilities.

Spring is the perfect time to brush up on your technique. Take skills training or refresher courses on technical skills, trip planning, and risk management so you can play in the mountains safely and confidently.

Instructed Ice Climbing


Cheers to patio season

Cap off your day in the Canadian Rockies with a cold one. Sip new brews and old go-to’s with your crew as you sit back, relax, and get chauffeured to the many breweries and distilleries in the area with Canmore Brewery & Distillery’s Mountain City Brew Bus.

The tour includes local favourites like BLAKE Brew House, Canmore Brewing Company, Grizzly Paw Brewing Company, and  Wildlife Distillery. Choose your own adventure and get on or off the bus at any of the participating locations. Don’t forget to take advantage of the discounts provided for participants. Bottoms up!

Fling into spring in Canmore and Kananaskis

Blossom in Canmore and Kananaskis this spring

The days are getting longer, which means you have more time to adventure in the mountains. Stay and play from dawn ’til dusk, because we’ve got more than your garden variety of activities. Plan your spring getaway with us today.