Kananaskis Country is a park system in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies that covers 4,000 square kilometres (1,544 square miles), a collection of formally designated wildland parks, provincial parks, recreation parks, ecological reserves, and cultural zones.
Think rolling foothills and rushing creeks cascading through forests of aspen, pine, and spruce. Knife-edge limestone ridges and jagged summits that cradle glaciers and sapphire-blue alpine lakes. A sprawling wilderness playground begging to be explored by hiking boots, running shoes, canoe, bike, horseback, whitewater raft, snowshoes, skis, or with a fishing rod. Bordering Banff National Park, the region is also an ideal jumping off point to explore some of its renowned sights.
An hour west of Calgary, 22 kilometres (12 miles) east of Banff, and embracing the town of Canmore, Kananaskis is a wild unspoiled paradise for hikers, skiers, cyclists, canoers, climbers, sightseeing, and more.
This is Kananakis. Let’s get outside.