Located in Kananaskis Country, in the front ranges of the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, Nakiska is a family-friendly resort offering a variety of terrain including perfectly groomed Olympic-length runs and a secure beginner's area. The mountain, which was home to the Calgary 88 Olympic Alpine Events, is just 45-minutes west of Calgary and close to the world-class dining, accommodation and spas found in Kananaskis Village.
“From a very high Foot Hill we gazed on this prospect with admiration and wonder.Within three miles stood the grand old mountain, the wild goat and sheep sporting on its highest summit. At the foot of the hill, and in perfect ignorance of our presence, a band of buffalo were feeding on the richest pasture. To the right of us, and on the north bank of the river, lay the location which we have selected for our new mission.”Reverend George McDougall May 28, 1873 On the 1A Highway between Cochrane and Banff, there stands a Church surrounded by natural grassland. This is the site of Southern Alberta’s first pioneer settlement, Morleyville. The Church was the heart of that settlement and Morleyville was the centre for over 200 people. Today it stands as a powerful reminder of our Western heritage and values.The Mission was the forerunner of Morleyville Settlement. In 1875, there were twenty-three residents of European descent. By 1881, sixty settlers were collecting their mail from the post office inside the trading post. By contrast, in the same year, only 30 people were collecting mail in Fort Calgary.In 1891, 100 families totaling 388 people were listed as living at Morleyville. Today, an interpretive walk winds through the site inviting you to walk back in time while enjoying unspoiled vistas of the Rocky Mountains and Foothills.
Located along the Rundle Mountain Ridge — approximately 1 km from Banff National Park — Rundle Cabins offers price-conscious accomodations for travellers. Built in 1960s, the chalets are modest, but come equipped with a kitchenette, WiFi, and cable TV. Rundle Cabins allows dogs for an extra fee.
The Copperstone Resort Hotel combines the warmth of home with the features you expect from a first-class resort.All our one and two bedroom condos deliver unbeatable comfort and style in Canada’s Rockies and come equipped with full kitchens living and dining areas electric fireplaces and balconies with stunning views of mountains.
Rocky Mountain Escape offers private, secluded log cabin accommodation and a variety of year-round, nature-oriented activities. Nestled amongst the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies, adjacent to Jasper National Park and vast, undeveloped Willmore Wilderness, we cater to visitors looking for a quiet, scenic, non-touristy mountain experience.
Overlooking Nordegg, this classic hike to the site of the first fire lookout in the Alberta Rockies provides a vantage point like no others. Enjoy the full 360 degree panorama from the summit. The tour includes your guide, gourmet lunch and transportation from Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House or Nordegg.
A popular destination in David Thompson Country, Crescent Falls and the Bighorn Canyon make for a great half day adventure. Those feeling more adventurous can make their way to the plateau between the 2 falls for some great pictures.The tour includes your guide, snacks and hiking poles.
An easy hike just off the Icefields Parkway but far away from the crowds. Enjoy the great views, narrow canyons and waterfalls. Tour includes a professional guide, gourmet lunch and hiking poles. Transportation from Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House or Nordegg is available. From $85 per person.
Providing guided interpretive glacier walks on the Athabasca Glacier for over 30 years.
Experience authentic dog sledding and skijoring Adventures in the Canadian Rockies. We are a small family-operated sled dog touring kennel offering tours on trails within Kananaskis Country just outside Banff National Park during the winters and fun family-oriented Sled dog kennel adventures during the summers. Our trips range from 1.5 hours to multiple days upon request. We believe in providing an authentic dog sledding experience with small group sizes where you get to see and feel what mushing is really like.
Explore the trails of the Canadian Rockies. Small group tours are available weekly from mid-April to late October and private tours are available daily, on your schedule. Enjoy the comfort that comes with a guide who knows the area's trails, wildlife and terrain so that you can focus on hiking while the rest is taken care of.