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Get ready to play in this premier recreation paradise, where bird watching, photography and every possible outdoor recreation activity is offered.

Kananaskis Country, located southwest of Calgary, comprises five provincial parks as well as the resort village of Kananaskis itself. This is recreation central: take advantage of beautiful scenery, bird watching (bird migrations in October are especially impressive!), and wildlife spotting. Get ready to see elk, deer, Rocky Mountain sheep, bears, snowshoe hares, and moose. Charming Inn: Mount Engadine Lodge offers a front row seat to wildlife viewing from their deck overlooking none other than Moose Meadows.

Canmore is home to a cave system known as the ‘Rats Nest’, and with a guide, visitors have the opportunity to embark on an in-depth exploration of these mountain caves. Hiking companies offer escorted hikes deep into the Rockies, and Aboriginal guides teach about native traditions on snow shoe and cross-country skiing trips. Canmore offers more than excellent hiking and outdoor recreation; we recommend you take in the annual ArtSpeak and outdoor music Festivals (Folk Festival & Mozart in the Mountains) during the summer months. 

Activities

Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, ice fishing, geo caching, cycling, white water rafting, rock climbing, mountaineering, helicopter tours, ArtSpeak and outdoor music Festivals (Folk Festival & Mozart in the Mountains), cross country skiing, 15 minutes access to Banff National Park ski resorts and the Town of Banff.

Lodging

Mount Engadine Lodge perched over Moose Meadows

Mount Engadine Lodge

Canmore, Alberta

Nestled in the mountains west of Calgary, Mount Engadine Lodge is a backcountry retreat offering guests an authentic Canadian Rocky Mountain experience.  Situated one hour from Canmore within the Kananaskis Range of the Spray Valley Provincial Park, the lodge is open year-round and provides all of the charm, warmth and adventure of an intimate backcountry lodge while being easily accessible by car and offering guests luxurious amenities.  Inside the main lodge, guests can relax in the common area next to the large stone fireplaces and wall-to-wall windows showcasing the spectacular surroundings.  Accommodation at Mount Engadine includes breakfast, afternoon high tea and family-style dinner, all served in the large, bright dining area with stunning views of the mountains and wildlife. We also provide a packed lunch for your outdoor adventures. 

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Georgetown Inn exterior photo, Canmore, Alberta.

Georgetown Inn

Canmore, Alberta

Located in downtown Canmore, the Georgetown has been declared "Canmore's most romantic hotel" on TripAdvisor.  Delight in over 20 beautifully appointed guest rooms and Jacuzzi suite accommodations, each one unique in its appearance and decor. In an outstanding breakfast awaits in the Three Sisters Dining Room for breakfast. In the afternoon, after a day outdoors and into the evening, relax by the fireplace in the Miner's Restaurant.

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A Bear & Bison Inn located in Canmore, Alberta.

A Bear & Bison Inn

Canmore, Alberta

Located in the town of Canmore perched on the “sunny side” is the country inn boasting sweeping views of multiple mountain ranges. The Inn features ten individually styled guest rooms each offering four poster king bed, fireplace, balcony, and whirlpool tub. Savor the culinary creations of Chef and Owner Lonny while taking in those great views.

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Riverside Chateau Main Lodge

Riverside Chateau

Bragg Creek, Alberta

Open year-round, the Riverside Chateau is a 5-star Canada Select rated accommodation located within a 30-minute drive from Calgary.  The magnificent log-style mansion rests on four acres of manicured and forested property along the shore of the Elbow River, a short walking distance from downtown Bragg Creek.  Guests seek out the Riverside Chateau's tranquil setting as a place to escape the city and recharge with spacious suites, fireplaces, luxurious room amenities, turn-down service and gourmet breakfasts.  On-site you are sure to enjoy the outdoor sauna and cedar Japanese soaker tub, as well as outdoor fireplace, and library with Steinway grand piano. The Chateau is perfectly suited for an intimate wedding ceremony, private or corporate event for up to 50 people.

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