Kananaskis is both a County and also a Village in the park network of approximately 4000 square kms west of Calgary, Alberta in Canada and it is situated in the Canadian Rockies. Kananaskis Country is noted for the proximity to recreation and tourist facilities. It's about eighty kilometres or a 1 hour car drive from Calgary. The area is situated on the western bank of the Kananaskis River near the bottom of Mount Kidd. The location was presented with its name in 1858 by John Palliser who gave the name to the the Kananaskis River that flows through the area after an associate in the Cree first nations local community. You will discover 4 principal highways which move through the Kananaskis area. The major one being Highway 40 with a 66 km part of the Bighorn Highway additionally getting known as the Kananaskis Trail.
Kananaskis Village is an unincorporated holiday resort community having a few international level hotels as well as other features such as theKananaskis Country 36-hole Golf Course, downhill skiing at both the Fortress Mountain Resort and also the Nakiska Ski Area which hosted the freestyle moguls skiing in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, equestrian amenities at Boundary Ranch and quite a few tracks for jogging, backpacking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing as well as riding horses. The close by competitive cross-country ski area, the Canmore Nordic Centre is available to the general public. Fishing and hunting is also popular in the region.
The most important resort with 247 rooms is the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge that is part of the Autograph Collection operated by the Marriot chain. The hotel had been formerly called the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis. It's considered a country mountain vacation resort.
The region acquired global attention in 2002 when on June 26th and 27th the location acted as host to the the 28th Summit of the G8 nations in Delta Lodge at Kananaskis in the Kananaskis Resort in the Village. It was the second occasion Canada has organised the G8 Summit (the very first in 1981 in Quebec). The Summit is thought to have pumped around $300 million into the Kananaskis and Alberta economies, however there were conflict are around the believed greater than $200 million which security cost the Canadian tax payers.