Kananaskis Village

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This article is about the unincorporated community on Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country. For similar named communities, see Kananaskis, Alberta.
Kananaskis Village is located in Alberta
Kananaskis Village
Kananaskis Village
Location of Kananaskis Village Alberta

Kananaskis Village is an unincorporated community in Alberta's Rockies within the Kananaskis Country park system in the Kananaskis Improvement District of Alberta, Canada.[1] It is located approximately 26 km (16 mi) south of the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1), 3 km (1.9 mi) west of Highway 40 (Kananaskis Trail) via Mt. Allan Drive and Centennial Drive. The community is located on the west shore of the Kananaskis River.

Kananaskis Improvement District's municipal office is located in Kananaskis Village.[2]

History[edit]

The Kananaskis Rotary Club dedicated a memorial on 17 October 1997 on the site of a Second World War prisoner of war camp. The memorial is dedicated to the guards, veterans from the First World War that were too old to fight in the Second World War, who were responsible for guarding, communications, railway, ammo depots and the Prisoner of War camps. Pictures and information on the Prisoner of War camp are located in the original watch tower and Colonel's cabin. [3]

Attractions[edit]

Kananaskis Village is a resort community. It features hotel-style accommodation and numerous amenities. Amenities include a 36-hole golf course (Kananaskis Country Golf Course), downhill skiing (Nakiska Ski Area), equestrian facilities (Boundary Ranch), and trails for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kananaskis, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Contacts". Kananaskis Improvement District. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  3. ^ World War II Prisoner of War camp memorial
  4. ^ "Kananaskis Village Area Facilities". Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area". Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 

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Coordinates: 50°54′56″N 115°08′30″W / 50.91556°N 115.14167°W / 50.91556; -115.14167 (Kananaskis Village)