Top 10 Outdoor Adventures in Lockdown

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Although we’re in another phase of restrictions, there isn’t a more beautiful place to enjoy outdoor activities than Kananaski. The warm spring weather offers new outdoor excitement perfect to take advantage of the premium green space, turquoise waters and towering mountainscape of the Canadian Rockies. Exploring the natural world can restore positive mindsets and kickstart motivation after time spent online and at home. The sun is out, and you should be too!

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1. Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge and Golf Course

Combine Kanakaskis Golf’s world class golfing with a stay at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge. Their stay and play golf package adds a breathtaking atmosphere to golf with luxury rooms and amenities. One of the best golfing destinations in North America, this package is for seasoned golfers as well as families looking to enjoy the sport. Kananaskis Golf courses offer something for every skill level and here’s a hint: your drives a go a LOT further in the mountains!

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2. Hiking

With Spring in bloom, there is no better time than in lockdown to check off your bucket list hikes. Traverse Mist Mountain for an epic hike featuring Southern Alberta’s only undeveloped natural hot springs within the sides of the mountain. Heart Creek Bunker is a historic adventure for the family to glimpse an unfinished Cold War-era bunker within the heart of the mountains. 

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3. Mountain Biking

The popularity of hiking often leaves mountain biking in the shadows, yet the excitement mountain biking provides is tenfold. Cover more of the untouched Kananaskis wilderness while negotiating rocks and technical turns and- if you need to- rent your gear with Kananaskis Outfitters. The mountain valleys fill your mind with peace while your heart pumps with adrenaline from an unforgettable experience.

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4. White Water Rafting

If you’re ready to say yes to water-fuelled fun, Kananaskis Outfitters is ready to make your white water rafting dream a reality. Ride with the flow of nature as the distractions of the outside world leave you alone with the joy of the rapidly rushing water.

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5. Fishing

Fishing is back in season to reinspire your Kananaskis getaway with glistening waters, warm breezes and bright sunshine. Kananaskis Outfitters will provide a knowledgeable fishing guide for some of the best fishing in the world. Escape bustling city noises for the alpine calm that provides a tug of excitement for every bite of the line.

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6. Stay Overnight at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

If you’d like a mountain getaway without the golfing, the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge is currently offering specials and packages for their rooms. Enjoy the scenery of the mountains in rooms that echo their splendor. The endless outdoor activities are all the more magnificent when beginning and ending your days with relaxation in a world-class hotel. Following the Alberta government’s COVID-19 cleaning and distancing protocols, the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge offers five in-room dining and takeout options to satisfy all your cravings.

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7. Horseback Riding with Boundary Ranch

Do you know what children love more than mountains and waterfalls? Exploring the oasis of Kananaskis’ backcountry on the back of a horse. The beauty of the mountain ranges is brought to life atop a gentle horse. During May, Boundary Ranch is offering 20% off their Buffalo Loop and Ridge Ride. The Ridge Ride coaxes you to higher climbs of mountain ridges overlooking Kananaskis valley while Buffalo Loop is a one-hour horseback ride to give your family riding experience.

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8. Husky Pulled Summer Dog Tours with Boundary Ranch

Have you gone hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding AND rafting in the Rocky Mountains? If you have, not only do you deserve a mountain explorer badge, but you need to try Boundary Ranch’s new husky pulled summer dog tour. The only summer dryland tour of its kind in western Canada, Boundary Ranch is partnering with Snowy Owl Dog Sled Tours for you to ride through the forest in an unforgettable summer wonderland experience. Stopping at the buffalo paddock and teepee village, this husky-loving adventure provides a memorable ride through the dense forest floor in style.

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9. Picnic in the Mountains

A short day’s trip to the mountains with a delicious lunch amongst your loved ones will cure any lockdown blues. Located below Kananaskis Village from Highway 40, the Ribbon Creek Day Use Area offers mountain biking, fat-tire biking and electric biking for you to easily carry your meal while you stop at Hay Meadows for a refreshing river picnic. Extend your visit by continuing to bike or hike to Troll Falls. Reminiscent of the scenery of Narnia, your children will fall in love with the area.

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10. Nordic Spas’ Private Hydrotherapy

Take relaxation to the heights of the surrounding mountains by booking the entire Kananaskis Nordic Spa hydrotherapy facility. Until June 13, up to ten guests are welcome within the hydrotherapy pools for a reenergizing two-hour session. Relax in the warmth of the water as it eases away any stress while improving muscle resistance and boosting circulation. Your getaway doesn’t need to end there – stay overnight at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge for a weekend of natural rewind. 

Kananaskis is not just the trees and mountainscapes we are proud to call our backyard when staycationing, but a paradise of privately distanced activities. Stay safe and lock down your worries with a plethora of exciting spring and summer adventures.