Location Information

Located west of Calgary, Kananaskis Country is an all-season recreation area on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. The HI-Kananaskis Wilderness Hostel is close to over 60 mountain biking, hiking and cross-country ski trails. Kananaskis Country is known for its plethora of mountain activities by day, while the Kananaskis Hostel is renowned for its relaxing rustic atmosphere by night. This is an ideal hostel experience for those who enjoy hot showers and clean indoor facilities as part of their "Rustic" atmosphere adventure. Get out of the city and get back to nature!

HI-Kananaskis offers free snow shoe use during your stay (limited availability). Additional cross country ski lessons, guided snowshoeing, guided day hikes and mountain bike tours are offered through the hostel, please visit our website for more information.

Map of HI-Kananaskis

Our Location

  • On the Park
  • Rural Location


HI-Kananaskis Wilderness Hostel is located approximately 75km west of Calgary, in the heart of Kananaskis Country.

Driving Directions:
From Highway 1 (Trans Canada), take the Highway 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.

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