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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 non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 9% is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • 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.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • 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
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Sports Equipment Storage Type - Skis
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 18 Jun to 17 Oct

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

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



Anita is a wonderful hostel manager.


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Thu 06 Feb 2020

Panneau exit dans le dortoir homme un peu trop visible


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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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