This Scandinavian-inspired spa is the new place for après-play in the Canadian Rockies
No matter how fast you hike, there’s just no way you can get in on every single amazing thing there is to do and see in the Canadian Rockies. For every glacier-fed lake that hypnotizes you, there’s an alpine meadow being munched by a moose family that you’ll miss. Better get started.
Set within the elements, this alpine sanctuary spans 50,000 sq. ft. of contemporary indoor-outdoor space. Kananaskis Nordic Spa features three outdoor pools, four steam and sauna cabins, and an exfoliation room. The relaxation areas feature heated hammocks, fireside lounges, eight treatment rooms and a wellness bistro.
"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.
Rich with tradition, located on the Brewster family's 95 year old guest ranch, Kananaskis Ranch is the "Affordable Mountain Course" to play 18 holes that is not only kick-back casual, but breathtakingly memorable. This unforgettable layout defines guest experience with its natural beauty, charm and country style. Laying beneath the shadows of Mt. Yamnuska, the golf course offers compelling, panoramic views of the captivating Bow Valley and the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountain peaks above. With 18 rates starting at just $47, you can explore this rugged landscape on manicured greens for a fraction of the price of other courses in the area, and still receive the same great mountain views, elevated tees and greens, and friendly family service the Brewster family has been providing for almost 10 decades.
Join our skilled interpreters on a starlit snowshoe through a frosty forest, enjoy hot chocolate in a mountain meadow and be awed by the incredible vastness of the milky-way before your eyes.Tour runs Friday and Saturday Evenings.
Grotto Canyon Hiking Tour is a 3-4 hour interpretive hike along imposing vertical rocks of a stunning canyon.Guests are introduced to the incredible geology and ecology of this rocky landscape while revisiting the history of ancient peoples who sought the solitude of this canyon and recorded their visits in pictographs.
Join Kananaskis Outfitters' expert guide on a beautiful hike through the forest before exploring this picturesque waterfall; take in the views as you hike back along the Kananaskis River. This 2-hour, 4 km easy hike is suitable for your whole family. Return shuttle service included. Restrictions apply.
Offering a variety of guided tours in the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Banff, Jasper and Yoho and in northwestern British Columbia, the Yukon and Vancouver Island, Timberwolf Tours is all about adventure, sightseeing and family fun. Try a two-week camping and hiking tour in Banff and Jasper, fully escorted canoe adventures suitable for beginners, or a 16-day round trip bus tour through BC and Alberta, staying at lovely hotels along the way. Watch for wildlife, meet the locals and experience the magic of Western Canada. Luxury tours are available for small groups.
Western Canyoning Adventure is here to bring you in some of the most epic places in the Canadian Rockies! While exploring these hidden pockets in the hills around Abraham Lake, you will get to challenge yourself rappelling, sliding, down-climbing and/or jumping into natural pools. All this, with fully certified guides who are here to make you feel comfortable and safe.The rush of cool mountain water, coupled with the rush of adrenaline and views rarely seen by others make for a truly unique mountain experience. There is a canyon for almost every level: from big water to nearly dry, and from big height to smaller rappels. Check out their website for more information and to book your tour online!
Alpine Helicopters provides helicopter sightseeing tours and heli-hiking adventures in the Canadian Rocky Mountains from its tour facility at the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino in Kananaskis. Custom charters and heli-weddings are also available. Open 364 days a year, prices start at $124.00 per person. Family pricing is available as well as complimentary shuttle service.
Trail Sports and SkiUphill - RunUphill are teaming up for a workout Wednesday. This is a group meet up and Trail Sports is offering rental skis at 10% discount for the occasion. Weather permitting they'll start on Nov 20th and an instructor will do a 30 minute "How to Classic Ski" class (no cost) and on Nov 27th a 30 minute "How to Skate Ski" class. Trail Sports also offers lessons for both classic and skate skiing if you are looking at honing your skis, or simply getting into it. They'll do a 60-75 minute warm-up followed with beverages afterwards. No way to find a better cross-training for the cold months.