Kananaskis is both a Country and a Village in the park network of about 4000 square kms to the west of Calgary, Alberta in Canada and it is situated in the Canadian Rockies. Kananaskis County is famous for the closeness to adventure and vacation facilities. It's about eighty kilometres or a 1 hour car drive away from Calgary. The community is positioned on the western side of the Kananaskis River at the base of Mount Kidd. The location was given its name in 1858 by John Palliser who gave the name to the the Kananaskis River that runs through the area after an friend in the Cree 1st nations community. You will discover 4 principal freeways that move through the Kananaskis region. The primary one being Highway 40 which has a 66 km part of the Bighorn Highway additionally being known as the Kananaskis Trail.
Kananaskis Village is an unincorporated location community having several international level hotel accommodations as well as other features including theKananaskis Country 36-hole Golf Course, down hill skiing at both the Fortress Mountain Resort and also the Nakiska Ski Area which hosted the freestyle moguls skiing during the 1988 Winter Olympics, horse riding services at Boundary Ranch and lots of tracks for running, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and also horse riding. The close by competitive cross-country ski area, the Canmore Nordic Centre is open to the general public. Fishing and hunting is likewise popular in the region.
The primary resort with 247 rooms is the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge which 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 region gained worldwide attention in 2002 when on June 26th and 27th the area 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 is the 2nd time Canada has hosted the G8 Summit (the very first being in 1981 in Quebec). The Summit is thought to have pumped approximately $300 million to the Kananaskis and Alberta economies, nevertheless there were conflict encircle the supposed greater than $200 million that security cost the Canadian tax payers.