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Kananaskis Village is an unincorporated community in Alberta's Rockies within the Kananaskis Country park system in the Kananaskis Improvement District of Alberta, Canada. 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 at the base of Mount Kidd.

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

History

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.

Attractions

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.

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