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Kananaskis Country

If you’ve seen the film Brokeback Mountain, you’ll already have seen some of the finest scenery in Kananaskis Country – since the stunning scenery was the location for much of it.

There are few visitors to boot.

The mountain scenery rivals the region’s national parks and the possibilities for outdoor activities are, if anything, even better, thanks to more liberal protection policies.

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You need a Conservation Pass to do anything more than drive through the vast majority of Kananaskis Country. Exceptions are listed here.

Day pass - $15 (registers one vehicle); Yearly pass - $90 (registers up to 2 vehicles)

Buy the Conservation Pass online

Barrier Lake Info Centre

Advice for Kananaskis activities

Canmore Nordic Centre

Nordic skiing & mountain biking centre

Grassi Lakes

Picturebook lakes with easy hiking & great sport climbing

Grotto Canyon

Canyon pictographs, waterfall & hoodoos: 1.5hr/Easy/4km

Jumpingpound Mtn & Cox Hill (MTB Ride)

Classic Kananaskis Ride: 4hrs/moderate/20km (shuttle)

Moose Packers (MTB Ride)

Big climb, great views, long descent: 3hrs/moderate/21km


Family ski resort for Calgary day-skiers

Text © Christian Williams

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