Itinerary: 6 Days of Epic Summer Adventure in Canmore and Kananaskis | Canmore Kananaskis

Itinerary: 6 Days of Epic Summer Adventure in Canmore and Kananaskis

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  • Caving, Canyoning, and Climbing
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  • Tourism Canmore Kananaskis - July 14, 2023

Experience the thrill of adventure in Canmore and Kananaskis over six adrenaline-fueled days. This action-packed itinerary is guaranteed to leave you breathless and yearning for more. Strap on your helmet, lace up your boots, and get ready for the adventure trip of a lifetime!

Day 1

Dive into the Daring Endeavors of Canyoning

Kick off your adventures in Canmore and Kananaskis by delving into the world of canyoning alongside the experts at Bow Valley Canyon Tours. Experience the exhilaration of rappelling down cascading waterfalls, leaping into natural pools, and navigating through Heart Creek Canyon. All gear is included, though we recommend bringing a waterproof camera (if you have one) to capture all the epic moments from your action-packed day.

Check into Basecamp Resorts

Designed for avid adventure seekers, Basecamp Resorts provides a literal basecamp for all your Canmore and Kananaskis expeditions. With a perfect blend of comfort and convenience for outdoor enthusiasts, the location is unbeatable with easy access to all that Canmore has to offer. After a day filled with thrilling activities, you can unwind in the cozy and well-appointed accommodations, complete with modern amenities.

Unwind in style

After your first big day of adventure, dinner at BLAKE Brewhouse and Distillery is a must-do. Located just across the street from your stay, this industrial-chic style restaurant features a delicious blend of classic and contemporary dishes. As an added bonus, every meal can be perfectly paired with a handcrafted cocktail made from their made-in-house vodka.

Day 2

Scale the Bow Valley’s iconic mountains

Ascend to new heights with a rock climbing lesson from Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. With certified instructors guiding the way, experience climbing on the most striking rock faces in the Bow Valley. This full-day experience can be offered to both novices and seasoned climbers with an array of routes tailored to your skill level. Safety is Yamnuska’s top priority, so you can rest assured you are in good hands while stepping out of your comfort zone.

Satisfy your appetite with alpine elegance

Discover Stirling Lounge and Grill in picturesque Canmore, where culinary excellence meets mountain sophistication. Savour mouthwatering dishes from succulent steaks to fresh seafood, expertly crafted by skilled chefs. Perfect for a low-key night to recharge after a big day, the Stirling Lounge and Grill offers a memorable dining experience amidst the beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

Day 3

Unearth natural wonders

Immerse yourself in the underground world of Rat’s Nest Cave with Canmore Cave Tours. Traverse tight passages, marvel at ancient geological formations, and rappel in total darkness for an experience like no other. This unforgettable underground escapade reveals the geological marvels hidden beneath Canmore’s iconic Grotto Mountain.

Scenic views and hearty fare

Right up the road from Canmore Cave Tours is a local pub with the best patio views in town. The Iron Goat Pub and Grill serves a delightful blend of classic pub dishes and more upscale options, like the mouthwatering Bison Sirloin. And if you’re a craft beer lover, you’re in luck – the Iron Goat boasts an impressive selection of local brews on tap, as well as an extensive wine and cocktail menu.

Day 4

A trailblazing adventure

Embrace the freedom of the trails with a day of mountain biking at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Home of the 1988 Winter Olympics Nordic events, this world-class venue turns into a mountain bike mecca once the snow melts. With top-quality bike rentals from Trail Sports located right on-site, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle the diverse trail network with options to satisfy every rider’s adventurous spirit. The breathtaking mountain panoramas are guaranteed to make every pedal stroke worthwhile. For more trail recommendations, check out our blog on the top 3 places to mountain bike in Canmore.

Refuel with flavourful flatbreads

Nothing hits the spot after a day of mountain biking like the appetizing dishes of Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. Their open-concept kitchen allows you to witness the magic unfold as your pizza is lovingly prepared and baked to perfection in the traditional wood-fired oven. We recommend ordering a variety of flatbreads for the whole table to share so you don’t miss out on any of the epic flavours!

Day 5

Saddle up for the Woof and Hoof tour

Begin your day with a visit to beautiful Kananaskis Country and Boundary Ranch for the Woof and Hoof Tour. This experience combines the best of two thrilling activities: horseback riding and dogsledding (yes, you can dogsled in the summer!). This five-hour tour starts off with a pack of husky hero sled dogs leading you through the forests surrounded by the stunning mountain scenery in Kananaskis. Next, you’ll get your horse saddled up for an adventure through the lush forest, sparkling streams, and scenic mountain vistas. The tour ends with a BBQ burger lunch with all the fixin’s!

Seasonal sensations for culinary adventurers

As the sun sets behind the mountains, it’s time to head back to Canmore to dine out at Sauvage, one of Canmore’s most sought-after dining establishments. With a focus on seasonal ingredients and artful presentation, Sauvage offers the ultimate culinary adventure for the foodie in all of us. Whether you’re a “hunter” (meat eater) or a “gatherer” (vegetarian), let the servers guide you in a tasting menu experience as you toast to another incredible day in Canmore and Kananaskis.

Day 6

Energize your expedition

Begin your day of exploration with a bite to eat and an ethically sourced coffee from Beamer’s Coffee Bar. Satisfy any morning craving with the array of homemade breakfast sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, and wholesome fruit bowls. Beamer’s is your one-stop shop for fueling your day of epic adventure.

Ride the Rapids on the Kananaskis River

Embrace the excitement of white-water rafting down the Kananaskis River, guided by the expert team at Chinook Rafting. Paddle through heart-pounding rapids all while soaking in the stunning surroundings of the Canadian Rockies. This invigorating experience is a must-do for anyone looking to cool off from the hot sun in a glacier-fed river.

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.