Kananaskis is both a Country and also a Village in the park system close to 4000 square kilometres west of Calgary, Alberta in Canada and is situated in the Canadian Rockies. Kananaskis Country is noted for the closeness to adventure and travel and leisure facilities. It is about eighty kilometres or a one hour car drive from Calgary. The community is located on the western bank of the Kananaskis River along at the bottom of Mount Kidd. The location was given its name in 1858 by John Palliser whom named the Kananaskis River that runs through the area after an associate in the Cree 1st nations local community. You will discover 4 principal highways that move through the Kananaskis area. The main one being Highway 40 with a 66 km portion of the Bighorn Highway also being known as the Kananaskis Trail.

Kananaskis Village is an unincorporated resort community with a few international level hotels along with other services including theKananaskis Country 36-hole Golf Course, downhill skiing with both the Fortress Mountain Resort along with the Nakiska Ski Area that hosted the freestyle moguls skiing throughout the 1988 Winter Olympics, horseback riding facilities at Boundary Ranch and quite a few trails for running, trekking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing as well as horseback riding. The nearby competitive cross-country ski area, the Canmore Nordic Centre is open to the general public. Fishing and hunting is likewise popular in the area.

The key hotel with 247 bedrooms is the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge that is part of the Autograph Collection run by the Marriot group. It was formerly known as the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis. It really is considered a rustic mountain resort.

The location obtained international attention in 2002 when on June 26th and 27th the location acted as host to the the 28th Summit of the G8 countries in Delta Lodge at Kananaskis in the Kananaskis Resort in the Village. This was the 2nd occasion Canada has hosted the G8 Summit (the very first in 1981 over in Quebec). The meeting is thought to have pumped approximately $300 million into the Kananaskis and Alberta economies, nevertheless there was clearly condemnation surround the alleged more than $200 million which security cost the Canadian tax payers.


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