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 powdery spring turns

Strap into your skis or snowboard 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 – don’t forget the sunscreen to limit that spring-riding goggle tan.

Spring into a multi-sport day

The shoulder season in Canmore and Kananaskis is perfect for multi-sport days. Go from ripping down the slopes to climbing up the walls at Canmore Climbing Gym, the Bow Valley’s newest boulder-only facility. Give your legs a break and let your upper body take the lead – whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, there’s something for folks of all ages and stages.

Bathe in snowy forests

Join Original Path Guiding on an immersive forest bathing experience through the jaw-dropping scenery of Kananaskis Country. Forest bathing is widely recognized for the several positive physiological and psychological benefits that result from practicing. Nourish your soul in the great outdoors and reap the benefits of forest bathing today.

Don't leave the dog days behind

Glide 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 dogsledding with Howling Dog Tours. Don’t miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with the beautiful working dogs.

Get into “peak” condition

Clip in and feel the rush as you dangle off the sheer face of a mountain. Adrenaline junkies can hone their all-season climbing skills with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, outdoor guides whose expertise can help you up-level your climbing, hiking, mountaineering, ice climbing, and backcountry abilities. Take skills training or refresher courses on technical skills, trip planning, and risk management so you can play in the mountains safely and confidently.

Cheers to patio season

No matter what spring adventures you choose to enjoy in Canmore and Kananaskis, you can 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 Brewhouse & Distillery, Canmore Brewing Company, Grizzly Paw Brewing Company, Iron Goat Pub & Grill, 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!

In Canmore and Kananaskis, our natural ecosystems and stunning landscapes are the heart and soul of our local mountain culture. Before your visit, we encourage you to sign the Pledge to the Peaks, committing to mindful exploration to ensure the safety of all inhabitants of the region and preserve the beauty of our unfiltered wilderness for generations to come.