Kananaskis is both a Country and a Village in the park network of around 4000 square kilometres west of Calgary, Alberta in Canada and it is part of the Canadian Rockies. Kananaskis Country is renowned for the closeness to adventure and tourist facilities. It is about eighty km or a 60 minutes drive away from Calgary. The community is located on the west side of the Kananaskis River near the base of Mount Kidd. The area was presented with its name back in 1858 by John Palliser who gave the name to the the Kananaskis River which runs through the area after an friend in the Cree first nations local community. There are several main highways that go through the Kananaskis area. The primary one being Highway 40 which has a 66 km portion of the Bighorn Highway additionally getting referred to as the Kananaskis Trail.
Kananaskis Village is an unincorporated vacation resort community having several international level hotel accommodations along with other services including theKananaskis Country 36-hole Golf Course, down hill skiing at both the Fortress Mountain Resort as well as the Nakiska Ski Area that hosted the freestyle moguls skiing in the 1988 Winter Olympics, horse riding amenities at Boundary Ranch and many tracks for running, walking, cycling, cross-country skiing and horseback riding. The nearby competitive cross-country ski area, the Canmore Nordic Centre is available to the general public. Hunting is popular in the area.
The key hotel having 247 rooms will be the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge which is part of the Autograph Collection run by the Marriot group. The resort was formerly named the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis. It's regarded as a country mountain vacation resort hotel.
The location gained worldwide prominence in 2002 when on June 26th and 27th the location hosted the 28th Summit of the G8 nations in Delta Lodge at Kananaskis within the Kananaskis Resort in the Village. This is the 2nd time Canada has organised the G8 Summit (the very first being in 1981 over in Quebec). The Summit is assumed to have injected near $300 million into the Kananaskis and Alberta economies, but there was clearly controversy surround the assumed above $200 million which security cost the Canadian taxpayers.