Guide: 10 amazing things to do in Kananaskis Country
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It may feel like summer is quickly fleeting, but trust us there is still more summer left to live! Let’s hit the open road and get outta dodge for a getaway to our backyard, the Rocky Mountains! We’ve teamed up with Kananaskis Country Golf Course to bring you 10 of the best things to do in K-country before the snow hits!
Kananaskis Country Golf Course
Hit the highway for your next mountain excursion! Kananaskis Country Golf Course is just outside the city. Saddle up for a cool 9, 18, heck even hit up both Mt. Lorette and Mt. Kidd for a 36 hole marathon! Don’t feel like hitting the links? Join the gang on the patio for an ice-cold brew, good company among friends and dive into Kananaskis Country Golf Course’s Summit Restaurant food and bevvie menu! It’s time to par-tee & getcha golf game on with our pals out at Kananaskis Country Golf Course!
Where: #1 Lorette Drive, Kananaskis, Alberta
When: Open until October
Kananaskis Nordic Spa
We’ve got two words to describe the Nordic Spa: alpine sanctuary. Sounds pretty good, eh? They’re all about “facing the elements” here, but this experience couldn’t be farther from roughing it. From the massage services to the Eucalyptus steam cabin to the state-of-the-art saunas, this place has the whole relaxation game down pat. Not to mention that the Nordic Spa’s hydrotherapy is the perfect way to round out a killer golf game after hitting the links at Kananaskis Country Golf Course!
Where: 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis
When: Monday – Sunday, 9 AM – 9 PM
Cost: $70 Daily Rate
Escape the urban jungle to Sundance Lodges in the heart of the Rockies! Getaway for the weekend and reserve a full campsite, tipi, or trapper tent! Not only does Sundance Lodges have the cutest tents in town, but they also serve hot coffee every morning and sell basic amenities in case you run out of the essentials if you know what we’re saying 😉
Where: Sundance Lodges Box 190
When: Book online to reserve
Mount Engadine Lodge
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Not into the mountain adventures? Saddle up for Sunday brunch at this quaint, picturesque mountain Lodge. Every Sunday, Mount Engadine is serving up Sunday brunch from 10am-1pm. Look forward to a twist on your traditional faves like Smoked Salmon Bennies, Banana Almond Pancakes… need we continue?
Where: 1 Shark Road – 35km south of Canmore, on Smith Dorrien highway
When: Every Sunday from 10am-1pm
Cost: $35.00/Adult (includes tea/coffee), $20.00/Child (6-12, includes juice)
Take in the sights and sounds at the Elbow Falls. This perfect day trip comes equipped with a magical view of the falls, an easy 1km hike and the perfect family-friendly experience out in the mountains!
Where: AB-66, Bragg Creek
When: All year long
Ride horseback at Boundary Ranch and discover adventure and serenity in the mountains. From Ridge Rides to TrailBlazer and a Kananaskis Adventure, there is a different experience for everyone– choose yours today!
Where: #2 Guinn’s Road, Box 44, Kananaskis
When: Call for reservation booking
Canmore Cave Tours
Get in on the adventure with Canmore Cave Tours and explore Rat’s Nest Cave– an undeveloped cave under Grotto Mountain. With no lights, handrails, or walkways enjoy the cave in its natural state. Go on, get into Calgary!
Where: 129 Bow Meadows Crescent, unit 202, Canmore, AB
When: Open daily 9 am–6 pm, call or book online
Upper Kananaskis Lakes
We all know there are too many hikes in Kananaskis to even try to list them all, but one of our faves is the Upper Kananaskis Lakes. An easy but lengthy trail, take in the stunning views as the path carries you along the lakeshore and bush-led terrains!
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Glide through the water with the greatest of ease! Kananaskis Outfitters’s standup paddleboarding has too many options to even list about how to make the most of your SUP’ing adventure. Pick up your paddleboards straight from the store in Kananaskis Village and head straight to the lake! Take advantage of warm summer days and long weekends while you have a chance, Calgary!
Where: 1 Mt. Sparrowhawk Cres, Kananaskis
When: As long as you’re warm (or brave) enough!
Take in the awe-inspiring views from above the mountains! Sight-see the scenic bird’s eye views of Kananaskis Country and the stunning Rocky Mountains!
Where: 888 Nakoda Way, Kananaskis AB
When: By reservation only
There you have it Calgary, 10 activities to fill your boots with out in Kananaskis country! See ya out there, pals!