Kananaskis is both a Country and also a Village in the park network of around 4000 square kilometres to the west of Calgary, Alberta in Canada and is situated in the Canadian Rockies. Kananaskis County is renowned for the closeness to adventure and vacation amenities. It is about eighty kilometres or a 60 minutes drive away from Calgary. The community is positioned on the western side of the Kananaskis River along at the bottom of Mount Kidd. The region was given its name back in 1858 by John Palliser who gave the name to the the Kananaskis River that runs through the region after an associate in the Cree first nations community. You will find four key highways that pass through the Kananaskis area. The primary one being Highway 40 with a 66 km part of the Bighorn Highway additionally being known as the Kananaskis Trail.
Kananaskis Village is an unincorporated location community with a couple of international level hotel accommodations and also other facilities including theKananaskis Country 36-hole Golf Course, alpine skiing with both the Fortress Mountain Resort along with the Nakiska Ski Area that hosted the freestyle moguls skiing throughout the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, horse riding amenities at Boundary Ranch and a lot of trails for running, trekking, cycling, cross-country skiing and riding horses. The nearby competitive cross-country ski area, the Canmore Nordic Centre can be open to the public. Hunting is popular in the region.
The most important hotel with 247 rooms will be the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge that is part of the Autograph Collection run by the Marriot chain. It had been in the past called the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis. It's regarded as a country mountain vacation resort hotel.
The region obtained global attention in 2002 when on June 26th and 27th the location hosted the 28th Summit of the G8 countries in Delta Lodge at Kananaskis in the Kananaskis Resort in the Village. It was the 2nd time Canada has organised the G8 Summit (the very first in 1981 in Quebec). The Summit is thought to have injected approximately $300 million to the Kananaskis and Alberta economies, yet there were condemnation encircle the presumed in excess of $200 million that security cost the Canadian taxpayers.