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Enjoy a Kananaskis Country Day Tour From Calgary

The Rocky Mountains of Alberta are home to breathtaking beauty, world-class hiking trails and a variety of wildlife. Experience it all with a Kananaskis Country Day Tour from Calgary.

Located west of Calgary, the Kananaskis region is a hiker’s paradise with trails surrounded by mountains and mesmerizing mountain Lakes. There are also several ski resorts in the area, including Nakiska which hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics.

One of the best ways to explore the mountains is by horseback. Take a ride along a meandering trail that delivers sweeping views of the peaks and lakes below you. During the day, you can take in all the sights of Kananaskis Country while being escorted by an experienced guide who’ll teach you all about horse riding and the cowboy lifestyle.

You’ll get a taste of the equestrian lifestyle during this fun activity that’s great for all ages. All horses are well-trained and carefully supervised by a certified guide. Trail rides are an excellent way to learn about the life of a cowboy while experiencing the incredible scenery that makes this area so famous.

In the afternoon, you’ll visit the mountain lodge that’s known as a luxury escape from everyday life. The hotel is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection and features a 50,000-square-foot Nordic spa, an indoor pool, and a restaurant serving delicious meals. You’ll enjoy a scenic walk through the village as you see how this beautiful resort is perfectly set against the Rockies.

On the next day, you’ll go on a hike to Ribbon Creek Visit here where you can take in views of Mount Kidd, Mount Bogart and Ribbon Peak. You’ll also hike up a forested hiking path to encounter crystal-clear Lillian Lake and then rugged deep-blue Galatea Lakes. Both lakes are surrounded by spruce, wildflowers, small waterfalls and mountains. If you’re lucky, you might spot bighorn sheep, mule deer and even a grizzly bear as you drink in the vistas of the mountains around you.

Then you’ll drive to Waterton Lakes National Park which is a scenic two and a half hour drive from Calgary. This gorgeous park is a photographer’s dream with its beautiful cliffs and turquoise Lakes. You’ll have plenty of time to take photographs, enjoy a stroll through the town and have a traditional Afternoon Tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel.

During this day trip from Calgary you’ll experience all the perks of staying at a luxurious mountain resort while hiking, enjoying the views and learning more about the local area. The hotel is part of the Marriott Autograph collection and has a 50,000-square-foot Nordic Spa, an indoor pool, a restaurant and so much more.

Banff is the most popular day trip from Calgary and for good reason. It’s a dramatic destination where you can admire the natural wonders of the Rocky Mountains and the Columbia Icefield as you hike to glacier-fed lakes and waterfalls. The area is a nature lover’s paradise and a perfect place to spot some of Canada’s famous wildlife like bighorn sheep, grizzly bears and moose.