Health and Fitness

Where is Kananaskis?

Kananaskis is both a county and a Village in the park system close to 4000 square kilometres west of Calgary, Alberta in Canada and it is part of the Canadian Rockies. Kananaskis County is noted for the closeness to adventure and travel and leisure amenities. It is about eighty kilometers or a one hour drive away from Calgary. The town is positioned on the western aspect of the Kananaskis River at the bottom of Mount Kidd. The location was presented with its name in 1858 by John Palliser who named the Kananaskis River which runs through the area after an associate in the Cree first nations local community. You will discover four primary freeways that go through the Kananaskis region. The primary one being Highway 40 with a 66 km portion of the Bighorn Highway also being known as the Kananaskis Trail.

Kananaskis Village is an unincorporated location community with a few international level hotel accommodations as well as other amenities such as theKananaskis Country 36-hole Golf Course, downhill skiing at both the Fortress Mountain Resort and the Nakiska Ski Area which hosted the freestyle moguls skiing in the 1988 Winter Olympics, horse riding services at Boundary Ranch and a lot of paths for running, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing along with riding horses. The close by competitive cross-country ski location, the Canmore Nordic Centre can be available to the public. Hunting is likewise popular In Kananaskis.

The key resort with 247 bedrooms would be the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge that is part of the Autograph Collection operated by the Marriot group. The hotel had been formerly called the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis. It's considered a rustic mountain vacation resort hotel.

The region gained worldwide prominence in 2002 when on June 26th and 27th the region hosted the 28th Summit of the G8 countries in Delta Lodge at Kananaskis in the Kananaskis Resort in the Village. This is the second occasion Canada has hosted the G8 Summit (the very first being in 1981 over in Quebec). The meeting is assumed to have pumped about $300 million to the Kananaskis and Alberta economies, yet there was clearly conflict are around the supposed above $200 million that security cost the Canadian taxpayers.

Doug Parks