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Kananaskis Valley

Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #163 of 982 attractions in Alberta
Type: Valleys
Activities: Kayaking, White-water rafting
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Munich, Germany
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147 reviews 147 reviews
20 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
54 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We were returning from Banff to Calgary and just happened on signs to this area. We spent a day just driving and stopping off at lake sites etc. before returning to Calgary. If you have the time check out this region which we didn't know existed from the brochures we had of Banff and Jasper. Far fewer cars and tourists.... More

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NZ
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536 reviews 536 reviews
173 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Shy of crowds/ Don't have 20 bucks for entry? This is for you. Wild & beautiful sans traffic & hype ala Banff. Highest ratings all round. Check out the Lougheed Visitor Info Centre for interactive displays & much more.

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