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Kananaskis Valley

Highway 1A | Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada
888-897-3777
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Ranked #123 of 988 Attractions in Alberta
Type: Valleys
Activities: Kayaking, White-water rafting
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Kamloops, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

did this drive end of august...but would be an awesome drive when colors start to change.....didn't see to much wild life on this drive but did get to see a couple of moose, one mountain sheep and some gophers....long beautiful scenic drive with so many photo opts. though the floods did change the rivers the beauty is still there.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was wonderful to be in the Kananaskis Valley. The expanse is breathtaking. The mountains flawless and the rivers meandering lazily. We even spotted a grizzly cub. Did not get any closer as the mama would have been around. Unfortunately the Golf Course was closed when we visited it.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Kananaskis Valley is a great spot. We visited in September 2013. We travelled most of the Highway, which was well maintained with some muddy sections because of the floodings last summer. The area is not as touristy as nearby Banff, but nature as pretty, maybe a bit rougher. The camping areas were mostly closed for the season. There are... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

That was my first time skiing, but in Kananaskis is one of the best places to skiing in the hole Canada. They had the Olympics there, so I can say that this is one of the best places to ski. There is also a amazing view of the rocky mountains and people of all around the world go there to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We visited Kananaskis Valley with family who are very familiar with the area. It was quite a drive in to get to the specific location they were after and the roads are unsealed. Plenty of parking and bathroom facilities. We snow shoed up a hiking trail there. Only saw a couple of other people during the time we were there.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Safety first, but enjoyment a close second. We were able to do this as part of the Rocky Mountaineer experience. It was a smooth ride from start to finish. I got to sit in the front seat next to the pilot. It was my sixth time in a helicopter but my first as a co-pilot. The pilot gave an informative... More

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you think of hikes away from regular tourist attractions in Banff/Jasper National Parks then Kananaskis is the answer. With lots of hike trails, lakes and mountains, etc. it can be very rewarding. Just a word of caution is to watch out for bear activity in the month of August when they feed a lot on berries in preparation for... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I recently took a hike in the Kananaskis Valley in September. Just a beautiful area with many trails and great mountain climbing. Beautiful lakes and rivers everywhere! Visit soon.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Excellent scenery. Had a wonderful road trip. Would recommend anybody who visits Alberta. We visited a couple of lake sites and it was superb. One of the lakes had facility for angling. Worth visiting the place.

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Pickering, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

What am amazing road trip through the Kananaskis Valley! The scenery is wonderful. So peaceful. We loved it! Make sure you take the time while in Alberta to check this beautiful spot out!

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