Top 10 Family Things To Do

Top 10 Family Things To Do

The greatest thing about summer is undeniably the getaway adventures with your children. For parents, it’s the opportunity to spend more time together as a family. Living as close to the Rocky Mountains as we do, it is possible not to run out of family-friendly things to do! Here are the top 10 family-friendly activities in Kananaskis this summer.

Camp Under the Stars at Sundance Lodges

 

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Travel within the heart of the Canadian Rockies and disconnect under Sundance Lodges’ canvas tipis. Children love the escapism that tents create as the hub of their new wilderness exploratory journey. The wooden floors and wood-frame foam mattress beds of the canvas tipis offer the perfect mix of glamping with the rustic experience of backcountry camping.

Pony rides

Horseback Rides with Boundary Ranch

A childhood dream, “pony rides” with Boundary Ranch give your family a short 15 minute introductory trail ride. The Buffalo Loop is a great introduction to horseback riding with a one hour smooth trek through dense greenery. Lookout for squirrels, marmots, deer and elk as you gently make your way through the forest.  

Fishing

Fishing

The memorable competition of fishing trips will stay with children for the rest of their life. The simplicity of fishing and the fresh air of nature creates an easy-going environment for beginners. With skill and a little bit of luck, you’ll start comparing the size of fish caught in no time! The serene atmosphere encourages children to open up and create meaningful moments while waiting for the fish to bite the line. Fishing permits are required.

Patio Weather has Arrived at Forte Restaurant

After a day of hiking, sightseeing or golfing, everyone is craving a delicious meal with views as stunning as the day’s activities. Forte Restaurant at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge offers Italian style meals every child will love. When in doubt, pizza is always the answer! Under the setting sun, try the sophisticated uva & gorgonzola pizza or the classic margherita.

Visit Mount Engadine Lodge

Nestled between alpine forests guarded by the Rocky Mountains, Mount Engadine Lodge exudes cozy mountain charm. If you’re looking for a luxury off the grid family getaway, Mount Engadine’s tents, yurts and high-end cabins await! Use the swing to get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful surroundings. Mount Engadine Lodge is centred around a variety of popular hiking trails. All your family has to do is grab your boots and walk outside. After exploring Rummel Lake or Tent Ridge, you’ll never tire of Mount Engadine Lodge’s daily dinner menu infused with local ingredients.

Hiking

 

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Not only does hiking provide physical activity and family bonding, but connecting with nature provides enriching visual stimuli. The Grassi Lake Circuit is a well-known 4km hike for families. With two routes to reach Grassi Lake, families with children of all ages and experience levels can enjoy the brilliant green and aqua hues of the lake. If you have extra time for another lakeside picnic, stop at Quarry Lake on your way home. This short hike provides access to an off-leash dog park for your furry friend to join in on the fun!

Indoor Waterpark and Indoor/Outdoor Hot Tub at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

 

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Families who stay at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge have exclusive use of the indoor waterpark. Lodge guests can enjoy a splashy adventure filled with statues of trees, waterfalls, pools and animals to bring the forest inside for children. With a glass roof, the indoor waterpark is as bright as outside, but if you miss the sun’s warming rays, the outdoor hot tub is not far away! Complete your visit with a mid-week stay and play package and receive $100 CAD resort credit per room per night stayed.

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Kananaskis Golf

The fresh air and beautiful scenery of the mountainside is beloved by golfers. Golf isn’t just for you, but kids can also take a swing on the Kananaskis Country Golf Course. The pristine golf course offers family-friendly, introductory-level tees on all 36 holes. It’s a win-win activity – you get to golf in one of Canada’s most scenic locations and you can enjoy elevated comfort food at the Summit Restaurant.

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Surf and Saddle Adventure with Boundary Ranch

If you’re looking to dine, ride and surf in one day, try Boundary Ranch’s three hour Surf and Saddle. A one hour horseback ride takes you on a trek through alpine meadows and towering mountains. You’ll stop for a peaceful lunch and enjoy a hearty BBQ steak lunch or a smoky BBQ burger lunch. Afterwards, take to the rapids for exhilarating white water rafting!

Family Canoeing

Canoe with Kananaskis Outfitters

Choose between three turquoise lakes and voyage peacefully across mountain waters. Canoeing is especially family-friendly for the no-phone opportunity of water. Paddle through picturesque landscapes, exhilarating white waters or calm canals. With nothing but you, the mountains, your family and the paddle, canoeing is a perfect introductory water sport.

Let The Summer Adventures Begin!

Summer vacation is now in session! As restrictions ease and your favourite activities reopen, summer 2021 will be one to remember. With more than twelve hours of daily sunlight, there’s no reason not to get out and enjoy every in-person experience to the fullest again in Kananaskis!