Travel Alberta | Kananaskis Outfitters | Karl Lee
You didn’t come to the mountains to stay indoors. It's trail time! Canmore and Kananaskis are known for the vast trail networks that venture far into the backcountry. Many of these trails are track set for cross-country skiing, and many also have space for snowshoeing and fat biking, since these activities are extremely popular ways to enjoy the outdoors during the winter months. If you don’t know where to go, here are some of our favourite spots.
Canmore Nordic Centre
The Canmore Nordic Centre has trails for everyone from beginners to advanced. They also offer lessons and training for all levels from never-seen-snow-before to national athletes. Want to take it to the next level? Try biathlon and combine your ski with target shooting. They have trails for classic skiing, skate skiing, and fat biking, and they also rent all the equipment you need from on-site Trail Sports. What’s more, they have a lit section of trail at night, so you don’t have to go home when the sun goes down.
Mount Engadine Lodge
Kananaskis has a vehicle-accessible backcountry lodge that offers an exceptional stay in the lodge or in one of their glamping tents. Enjoy fantastic food, disconnect from the digital grind, and enjoy stunning backcountry scenery, all without having to hike miles into the wilderness. Mount Engadine Lodge is at the base of adventures, with miles of trails starting right from the doorstep, including the popular Mount Shark trail networks. Whether you want to explore those trails on skis, take out a fat bike, or hike in with snowshoes, there is a fantastic experience waiting just outside the lodge. Didn’t bring your gear? Rent it from the lodge for an easy adventure.
From the village, enjoy trails for beginners to advanced, and rent the gear you need from on-site Kananaskis Outfitters. More than just time on the trails, the village has places for ice skating, downhill skiing at Nakiska, winter hiking, and ice walks. After your day on the trails, relax and unwind at the Kananaskis Nordic Spa and pamper yourself.