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HI - Kananaskis

Box 1358, Kananaskis, T1l 1B3, Canada

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Situated in Kananaskis country, this hostel is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. There are biking, hiking and cross-country trails nearby.

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Kananaskis Hostel

Hostel Kananaskis

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located west of Calgary, Kananaskis Country is an all-season recreation area on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies.

The Kananaskis Wilderness Hostel is close to over 60 mountain biking, hiking and cross-country ski trails. The hostel offers special prices on horseback riding and white-water rafting in the summer. Prices are subject to change and include linen - so no need for a sleeping bag.

Adventure enthusiasts enjoy the 60+ mountain biking, hiking, and cross-country ski trails nearby, and the abundant wildlife. To add to your experience, play a game of outdoor volleyball, relax by the indoor fireplace or build a campfire in our outdoor fire pit.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Sports Equipment Storage - Skis
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year


Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Nakiska Ski Resort (1 to 2km)
  • Peter Lougheed Provincial Parks (More than 10km)
  • Spray Valley (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



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Sun 27 Sep 2015

Great location & price. Perfect for a trip into the Kananaskis country.


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Wed 19 Aug 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (5 to 10km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Ski area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

110km from Calgary International Airport; approx. 1hr 15min drive. From airport take Hwy 2 South for 8km then take exit 258 for the Trans-Canada Hwy/Hwy 1. After 75km take exit 118 for Kananaskis Country then immediately turn left at Hwy 40/Kananaskis Trail heading south for 28km.
110km from Calgary International Airport.
Alternate Transport
Approximately 75km west of Calgary in the heart of Kananaskis Country. From Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Hwy) take the Hwy 40 exit heading south. Drive along Hwy 40 for 28km until you reach the turn-off for the Nakiska Ski Hill - turn right here. Take the next left onto Centennial Drive and the following right onto Ribbon Creek Rd. The hostel is on the right hand side - look for the 'Ribbon Creek' sign with the Hostelling International logo on it. Free parking (with plug ins) available at the hostel.
free parking available at the hostel.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Recycling areas


  • Water-wise garden

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