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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.

  • Locals know: Hire a guide to learn a how to climb a frozen waterfall, how to make the most of a weekend-long horseback ride, or how to survive a multi-day canoe trip.
  • Good to know: Those pointy, rugged peaks? They were gouged by glaciers a long time ago. Still, they're young enough that erosion hasn't worn them down a ton (not like less-dramatic mountains elsewhere on earth.) 
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Nakiska Ski Resort

Kovach, Alberta
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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.

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Brewster's Kananaskis Ranch Golf Course

Kananaskis, Alberta
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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.

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Kananaskis Nordic Spa

Kananaskis, Alberta
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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.

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Crowsnest Snowshoe Trips

Join Uplift Adventures on the trails around Crowsnest Pass for a guided snowshoe walk. You will meet up at the trailhead (to be announced the week of your trip) and snowshoe in the beautiful, snowy mountains. The location will depend on conditions, and the location will change monthly.

Expires: 2020-03-21
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Snowshoeing Tour to Paint Pots

Snowshoe along a winding forest trail to the historical Paint Pots and enjoy a maple taffy treat on this snowshoeing tour with Discover Banff Tours, including a professional guide, transport, snowshoes and hot chocolate. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

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Columbia Icefield Skywalk

Experience waterfalls, wildlife and more on an exciting cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918 foot drop! Book early to get the best rate. See website for details.

Expires: 2020-10-18
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Rogue Ventures

Kananaskis, Alberta

This Yellowhead County operation offers guides for hunters on trophy hunting expeditions in the area. The company specializes in moose bow hunts, whitetail deer bow hunts, and whitetail deer rut hunts. Deer hunts are held in a hunting area of about 4000 sq km/1 million acres.  

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Alpine Helicopters - Kananaskis Base

Kananaskis, Alberta
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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.

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PeakSTRATAGEM

Exshaw, Alberta

Climbing, Via Ferrata, Hiking, Mountaineering, Ice Climbing, Backcountry Skiing and Mountain Skills. From beginner to expert let PeakStratagem take you on an adventurous trip in the Canadian Rockies. PeakStratagem teaches the skills, decision making, and confidence needed to safely and confidently explore the outdoors. They have developed a unique and extensive curriculum for technical skills, trip planning, team communication, and risk management that will make your adventures safe and successful.

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XC Ski: Wednesday Night Lights

Kananaskis, Alberta
2019-11-20 to 2019-11-20 MST | Show All Dates

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.

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