What Is Kananaskis Country?

Because a few of my next posts will be of pictures from Kananaskis Country I thought I’d explain what it is for anyone who doesn’t know.

Kananaskis Country (or K-Country for short) is a collection of protected areas in Alberta southeast of Banff National Park that are generally referred to as if they were one big area. However they are in-reality separate areas with various kinds of protection and development. These areas include:

  • Bluerock Wildland Provincial Park
  • Bow Valley Provincial Park
  • Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park
  • Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
  • Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park
  • Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park
  • Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area
  • Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
  • Plateau Mountain Ecological Reserve
  • Sheep River Provincial Park

Some people include other areas inconsistently, including unprotected areas of the improvement district. I however do not, and it’s my blog so there.Kananaskis_park_system.png

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