Kananaskis is both a Country and also a Village in the park system of approximately 4000 square kilometres to the west of Calgary, Alberta in Canada and it is part of the Canadian Rockies. Kananaskis Country is recognized for the closeness to adventure and travel and leisure facilities. It's about eighty km or a one hour car drive away from Calgary. The area is positioned on the west bank of the Kananaskis River along at the base of Mount Kidd. The area was given its name in 1858 by John Palliser whom named the Kananaskis River that runs through the region after an associate in the Cree 1st nations community. There are four principal roads that pass through the Kananaskis region. The principal one being Highway 40 with a 66 km portion of the Bighorn Highway additionally getting known as the Kananaskis Trail.
Kananaskis Village is an unincorporated resort community having a few international level hotels along with amenities including theKananaskis Country 36-hole Golf Course, downhill skiing at both the Fortress Mountain Resort along with the Nakiska Ski Area that hosted the freestyle moguls skiing throughout the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, equestrian services at Boundary Ranch and a lot of trails for jogging, backpacking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and also riding horses. The nearby competitive cross-country ski location, the Canmore Nordic Centre can be open to the general public. Hunting is also popular in the region.
The leading resort having 247 bedrooms will be the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge that is part of the Autograph Collection run by the Marriot chain. The hotel had been formerly named the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis. It is regarded as a country mountain vacation resort hotel.
The area received international attention in 2002 when on June 26th and 27th the region hosted the 28th Summit of the G8 countries in Delta Lodge at Kananaskis within the Kananaskis Resort in the Village. It was the 2nd occasion Canada has organised the G8 Summit (the very first being in 1981 in Quebec). The Summit is understood to have pumped around $300 million to the Kananaskis and Alberta economies, nevertheless there was clearly condemnation surround the believed above $200 million which security cost the Canadian tax payers.