Canmore and Kananaskis are known for their unrivaled mountain landscapes and stunning, dense forests. Immerse yourself in the rugged serenity of the Canadian Rocky Mountains with these 5 activities that will leave you with lasting memories.
#1 Tour the trails on horseback
What’s more perfect than a horseback trail ride around the Rocky Mountains? Boundary Ranch in the Kananaskis Valley delivers big. The leisurely horseback riding tours take you through scenic mountain meadows and rich forests of K-Country. To top off the experience, book this tour with the BBQ steak lunch add-on for a cowboy-style feast with all the fixings and ice cream-topped ranch-baked pie.
#2 Take to the skies
You won’t get better panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies than on a spectacular sightseeing tour with Alpine Helicopters. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will leave you breathless as you soar through the Canadian Rockies and take in the unparalleled views of the mountains below. With tours available starting in both Canmore and Kananaskis, you have the opportunity to explore any part of the region and witness the staggering peaks from a whole new perspective.
#3 Go cave exploring
Canmore is known for its backyard of epic peaks perfect for any type of expedition, but did you know you can explore the inside of a mountain too? Let the passionate guides from Canmore Cave Tours share the incredible story of Rat’s Nest Cave as you crawl, climb, rappel, and slide your way through the tunnels and chambers of Grotto Mountain.
#4 Learn new survival skills
Put your survival skills to the test with Kananaskis Outfitters on their classic Survival Hike tour. This family-friendly survival skills session takes place in the beautiful ‘classroom’ of Kananaskis Country. Your guide will teach you how to start a fire without a lighter, identify animal tracks, forage for edible plants, and build a shelter using basic supplies.
#5 Explore our pristine lakes
The Kananaskis Lakes are the defining features of K-Country. Explore the best of the valley on a private mini-tour with Canadian Rockies Experience. You will be picked you up from your accommodations with fresh pastries and hot beverages in hand. This tour is the perfect opportunity to experience lesser-known areas in the Canadian Rockies and soak up nature in a relaxed environment. The journey starts with pick up from your accommodations with fresh pastries in hand and continues with a picnic stop at the lake to enjoy a superb charcuterie board.