“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.
Berg Gallery is the newest art gallery based in Kananaskis Country, in the beautiful heart of Alberta’s mountain parks. The Gallery is located in the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge right in the main lobby. The Gallery features original artwork from 15-noted Canadian artists plus limited edition prints and giftware. The artwork for sale in the gallery shows Canadian mountain landscapes, urbanscapes, wildlife and a variety of sculptures, jewelry, and original artwork that help define the Canadian identity. When visiting the gallery you can expect to have a positive and engaging experience. The artwork in the gallery is rivaled by the panoramic view from the gallery window of Mount Kidd. This gallery in Kananaskis joins a number of other galleries in the Canmore and Banff area to show the best of what Canada has to offer. The Berg Gallery is unique to the area as the artists are curated to demonstrate the best in local, provincial and national work.
Historic Brewster Family Ranch on the Bow River at the entrance to the Canadian Rockies. Group Western Barbecue facilities held in the famed Donut tent, Rodeos, and live entertainment. Mountain Wedding ceremonies and receptions. Eighteen hole Golf Course, Pro Shop, Tournaments. Multi-day day back country horse trips featuring log cabin accommodations departing June to September with Brewster Adventures. Vacation rental for groups up to 10 people in Ranch Big House, four bedroom, 4,500 square foot lodge on the Bow River. Ranch is located 30 minutes west to Banff, 45 minutes east to Calgary just off the Trans Canada Highway.
Enjoy a night in the mountains at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge and wake up to a delicious morning with the Bed & Breakfast Package. This package includes overnight accommodation for 2 and breakfast the next morning at either Forte Restaurant or Market Café. Restrictions apply.
Embrace winter by walking across the thick snowpack instead of through it. While you journey, you will be taught the history of the Kananaskis valley. In the quiet and serenity of the forest, you’ll learn how different species survive this harsh season. Private tours available for $90 (min 2 participants).
Join the Spring Into Wellness Retreat for a 4-night wellness adventure in the spectacular Canadian Rockies foothills, while supported by an elite international team of chefs, dieticians, nutritionists, trainers, physicians and lifestyle mentors. Recharge in all-inclusive luxury, drink in the fresh air and stunning natural beauty, and enjoy legendary hospitality.
Inside Out Experience provides fun, safe and memorable Canadian Rockies outdoor adventures for all ages and skill levels. All of the Inside Out Experiences take place amidst spectacular mountain scenery that is unparalleled in western Canada. Alberta and the Canadian Rockies offer an unforgettable vacation experience in incredible locations such as Banff, Canmore, and Kananaskis Country. Full-day packages include: Saddle & Paddle, Golf & Raft, and Full Day Rafting!
Wander Adventure Co. offers unique mountain experiences that you’ll never forget. By bike, guests explore trails and remote landscapes that immerse you in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains, and combines adventure with the people and places that make this region special. The intention is to merge rides with vibrant culinary experiences and activities such as yoga, stand up paddle boarding, Scandanavian spas, and river surfing, to create something truly special. The retreats and rides are suited to all skill levels from first timers to seasoned riders.
This Yellowhead County operation offers guides 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.