Summer Tours and Activities

Interpretive Hikes

Learn about the creation of the Canadian Rockies most eastern ranges and the history of the Kananaskis valley. You never know what we may find along the way. Will it be wildlife or their tracks? We’ll go on to discuss how different species co-exist in mountain ecosystems.

Guided Group Hikes

This season we are excited to offer a series of group hikes on a regular basis. On each hike, you will explore a breathtaking and fascinating area of Kananaskis. You can sign up with a couple of friends or come out and make new friends! Some of the hikes will be done workshop style, where you will get to hike while learning in a hands-on environment.

Rocky Mountain Wildflower Hike:

Come out and take in the splendor of spring in the Rocky Mountains, where the mountain slopes are blanketed in brightly coloured wildflowers. Make sure to bring your camera on this scenic hike!

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Sunday, June 14th 2015 @10:00am

Sunday, June 21st 2015 @10:00am

Sunday, June 28th 2015 @10:00am

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Rates:

Adults: $50.00 +GST

Youth (6-16): $30.00 +GST

Children (5 and under): $10.00 +GST

Wildlife Tracking 101

Come out and learn the art of tracking! Tracking, and being able to identify animal signs in the forest will add a new level of enjoyment to every hike to do! You will hike with an experienced interpretive guide and learn to recognize and identify tracks and scat. This hike is perfect for people off all ages!

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Sunday, May 24th 2015 @2:00pm

Sunday, June 7th 2015 @10:00am

Sunday, July 5th 2015 @10:00am

Sunday, July 26th 2015 @10:00am

Sunday, August 30th 2015 @10:00am

Rates:

Adults: $50.00 +GST

Youth (6-16): $30.00 +GST

Children (5 and under):$10.00 +GST

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Rocky Mountain Wild Edibles 

One of the most frequently asked questions for any guide is ‘Can I eat it?’ We have decided to answer this question in the form of a workshop. You will join a knowledgeable guide on a scenic hike where you learn all about the wild edibles that grow abundantly in the Kananaskis area.


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Dates:

Sunday, May 3rd 2015 @10:00am

Sunday, May 17th 2015 @10:00am

Sunday, May 31st 2015 @10:00am

Sunday, July 19th 2015 @10:00am

Sunday, August 2nd @10:00am

Sunday, August 16th @10:00am

Monday, August 31st @10:00am

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Rates:

Adults: $50.00 +GST

Youth (6-16): $30.00 +GST

Children (5 and under):$10.00 +GST

Sunset and S’mores Family Adventure:

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 This family oriented evening hike is sure to make memories that will last a lifetime! Join your guide on a nature hike through the forest; stand in a mountain meadow and take in the breathtaking views and learn about the wildlife that calls Kananaskis home. When you’re all done hiking, relax and unwind around a campfire. Roast marshmallows over the glowing embers and enjoy delicious s’mores.

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Friday, May 8th 2015 @8pm

Friday, May 22nd 2015 @8pm

Friday, June 5th 2015 @8pm

Friday, June 19th 2015 @8pm

Every Friday evening in July and August!

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Adults: $50.00 +GST

Youth (6-16): $30.00 +GST

Children (5 and under):$10.00 +GST10974268_10206118588833446_4878461396313193305_o

Ghost Town Hike 

Come and join us on an adventure back in time! Do you know what was in Kananaskis before the 1988 Olympics? We do! Come and explore the rich history of Kananaskis. You will hike through the ghost town of Ribbon Creek, a once vibrant mining community, and hike up Mt Allan to the site of the coal mine that brought 3000 people to the Kananaskis Valley in the 1940’s. As this hike is moderately strenuous, it is only open to participants ages 10 and older.

Dates:

 Saturday, June 27th 2015 @5pm

Saturday, July 11th 2015 @5pm

Saturday, August 22nd 2015 @5pm

Rates:

Adult: $60.00 +GST

Youth (10-16): $45 +GST

No one under the age of 10 on this hike due to the elevation gain.

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 Introduction to Nature Photography

Join your guide on a hike through beautiful Kananaskis Country and learn the basics of nature photography. All types of digital cameras are welcome, we will help you get the most out of whatever type of camera you have! The terrain we will be covering will be fairly easy, with little elevation gain. If you have any specific questions beforehand, please let us know when booking so that we can be sure to cover the topic in detail.

Dates:

Sunday, May 3rd 2015 @4:00pm

Sunday, May 17th 2015 @4:00pm

Sunday, June 7th 2015 @4:00pm

Sunday, June 21st 2015 @4:00pm

Sunday, July 19th 2015 @4:00pm

Sunday, August 16th 2015 @4:00pm

Sunday, August 23rd 2015 @4:00pm

Rates:

Adults: $50.00 +GST

Youth (6-16): $30.00 +GST

Children (5 and under):$10.00 +GSTnature photography

Private Hikes:

Private hikes are also available! We can do completely customized tours for groups of all sizes. Give us a call to discuss what hike would be right for you! Private tours need to be booked in advance to ensure availability of a guide.

Half day (2-3 hr)

  • $80 per person ($160 minimum price)Hiking in K. Country
  • $60 per child 4-13 yrs
  • Free 3 yrs and under
  • Includes certified guide‪
  • Trekking poles
  • Water and snack

Full day (4-5 hr)

  • $150 per person ($300 minimum price)
  • Includes certified guide
  • Trekking poles
  • Water and lunch

Scenic Photography Tour

*Brand new for 2015!*

Allow us to chauffeur you around on a 4 hour long sightseeing tour of Kananaskis. This tour will have frequent stops, with short walks to scenic view points. You will have lots of time for photos and we will be on the lookout for wildlife as we travel through the heart of K Country. Moose, Rocky Mountain sheep, deer, elk and bears are frequently seen on the route we will be travelling. Take in panoramic views, and breathe the fresh mountain air on this incredible trip.

Seating is limited for each excursion, to ensure our guests have the best experience possible.

Dates:

Sunday, June 14th 2015 @5:00pm

Sunday, June 28th 2015 @5:00pm

Sunday, July 5th 2015 @5:00pm

Sunday, July 12th 2015 @5:00pm

Sunday, July 26th 2015 @5:00pm

Sunday, August 2nd 2015 @5:00pm

Sunday, August 30th 2015 @5:00pm

Rates:

$110.00/person

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Mountain Biking

Kananaskis has some of the best mountain biking in the Rockies. We’ll start off with a skills clinic to hone the group’s abilities, then we’ll head out on the trail and have even more fun!

Half day (2-3 hr)

  • $85 per person (2 person min)
  • $60 per child 8-13 years
  • Includes certified guide‪
  • Water and Snack

Full day (4-5 hr)

  • $155 per person (2 person min)
  • Includes certified guide
  • Water and lunch

Mountain bike and helmet may be rented. Please inform us if you will need equipment upon booking your lesson.


Voyageur Canoe

Enjoy a day in a Voyageur Canoe!

We are very excited to be offering an authentically Canadian experience this summer: Voyageur Canoe tours. This boat is 25′ long and holds 9 adult guests. You will start your tour with a short paddling lesson, emphasizing working together as a team. While you explore Barrier Lake your guide will recount the Voyageur days and the significance of these explorers to Western Canada.

Voyageur Canoe Group Excursions:

Group Excursions will be offered every Sunday, starting June 28th, 2015 and running until August 30th, 2015. Tours will depart at 10:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

Rates:

Adults: $45.00 +GST

Youth (10-16): $30.00 +GST

Children (6-9): $20.00 +GST

Tots (Less than 5 years old): Free

Space is limited, so please call to book in advance!

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Private Voyageur Canoe Excursion:

A two hour excursion costs $495 and $625 for a three+ hour excursion. This includes all necessary safety equipment, certified guide and bottled water.

No paddling experience is necessary. Please book in advance.


Learn to SUP on Barrier Lake

*New for 2015*

Have you always wanted to learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard? Now is your chance! Come to Kananaskis, the Valley of Adventure and learn the art of paddling on a scenic lake surrounded by mountains. Your certified SUP instructor will teach you the basics and then take you on a scenic tour of the lake.

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 SUP Group Lesson Dates:

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 @3pm

Friday, July 17th, 2015 @3pm

Friday, July 31st, 2015 @3pm

Friday, August 14th, 2015 @3pm

Friday, August 28th, 2015 @3pm

Rate:

$69.00/person. Rate includes SUP rental along with PDF. Lessons will be limited to 6 people per lesson to ensure the best learning environment, so please book in advance.

Flat Water Canoeing

Enjoy a day of paddling on one of Kananaskis’ crystal blue lakes. Let the peaceful surroundings melt away any stresses you may have. We’ll start off with a simple paddling lesson close to shore then embark on our journey. We’ll go on to discuss the history of the area and our majestic lakes. Why not make it a full day event with a lake side lunch.

Number of CanoesNumber of participants (based on 2 or 3 people per boat)Number of guidesCost (Equipment rental and delivery included)
11 or 21$400
23 to 51$525
35 to 81$650
46 to 102$775
58 to 132$900
610 to 162$1025

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